This is the second poster I designed for The Name Game, a series of posters that forms one component of the Equations for a Body at Rest project. These posters were on display at different billboard sites across Birmingham during the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

This poster, called Word Games, looks at how language is used to describe and/or frame the differences between the British Empire and the British Commonwealth. This poster points to the same idea explored in the LEXICON (accessible on this site), which is that language can be a powerful tool in advancing particular ideological agendas.


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This is a list of words used in connection with the British Empire, the Commonwealth, and the Games that have been held under the aegis of both.

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Tracking the development and current net worth of colonial enterprises

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Africa’s Regional Exports Show Ongoing Colonial Legacy

Africa is undoubtedly one of the richest regions in terms of natural resources. According to the United Nations, the continent is home to about 30 percent of the world’s mineral reserves, 12 percent of its oil and 8 percent of its natural gas.

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Africa Must Reduce Its Dependency on Raw Material Exports and Imports

African experts attending the 10th African Economic Conference in Kinshasa from November 2 to 4, called on African countries to reduce their excessive dependency on raw material exports and imported consumer goods, as the only viable way to reduce poverty and social inequality on the continent.

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