A working studio space in the centre of Bristol, provided for free to emerging creatives of African and African Diaspora descent. Creating a creative working environment for chosen emerging creatives in the city and be able to offer them the freedom to come and go independently Offering desk and meeting space in the loft, and opportunities to use other facilities in the building i.e. recording studio
In conjunction with online fashion magazine ‘POLAROID TAPES’ CARGO completed a very successful online fashion competition where young, up and coming designers from all backgrounds were asked
to use narratives from within the CARGO Classroom to inspire the creation of items of sustainable clothing.
2021 saw CARGO award cash prizes too 3 winners of the Sustainable Fashion Challenge. Talented young creatives, Too Gully, Matilda Garland and Laura Cabanas, designed a range of sustainable clothing inspired by revolutionary African visionaries. This competition engaged with an audience of over 250,000 expanding the visibility of vital historical narratives.
Alongside the development of the free digital education resources, CARGO have been pioneering a series of live workshops delivering teacher training. These workshops build teachers’ confidence with new material and work constructively towards reducing the perceived barriers to the delivery of an enhanced, more inclusive curriculum.
CARGO has also formed a partnership with EdJam and the school of Education at the University of Bristol, in order to produce a new resource for teachers on the Future Learn platform.
Future Learn is a popular, global platform for online learning. Its functionality and flexibility will enable CARGO to provide a multifaceted, multimedia 4 - week course for teachers.
To make the resources as accessible as possible, teachers all over the world will be able to complete the course in their own time. CARGO will develop and deliver the course in collaboration with experienced, knowledgeable teachers and academics including its partners EdJam and the University of Bristol’s UNESCO School of Education.