Architecture Fringe 2016

Edinburgh Slavery Map

Discover Edinburgh’s slave-owning past with the help of a new map

Nathan Ozga, Vsevolod Kondratiev-Popov, Jamie Henry

01-24 July 2016

This is an effort to record and recover Scotland's physical legacy of slave-ownership. Following the Slavery Abolition Act 1833, slave owners were entitled to a compensation from the crown to their lost "assets". Each claim had a monetary value attributed to the amount of slaves they owned, where the plantations were, and the claimant's address. Mapping these addresses allows us to witness the homes and spaces of Scottish people variously involved in the slave trade, and collectively remember the city's involvement in the country's forgotten colonial past. Maps will be available online and in various venues across the city.


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