1-54 Forum London
4 -7 October 2018
Reading Group - Black Togetherness as Lingua Franca
A dynamic reading of parts of Fatima El-Tayeb’s book European Others: Queering Ethnicity in Post National Europe as part of ‘Diasporic Self: Black Togetherness as Lingua Franca’ (198 Contemporary Arts and Learning, London and Framer FRAMED, Amsterdam December 2018).‘Diasporic Self: Black Togetherness as Lingua Franca’ is a project convened by Amal Alhaag (Independent Curator and Researcher) and Barby Asante (Artist, Curator and Researcher) exploring the possibilities and impossibilities of a black togetherness in Europe. The project explores everyday vernacular, performativity, improvisation, unconstituted archives and informal memory practices that inform and map contemporary black cultures in Europe. Alhaag and Asante will be joined by longtime collaborators from the Sorryyoufeeluncomfortable collective, Nadeem Din-Gabisi and Imani Robinson, a UK-based collective creating intentional space for radical study, conversation and multi-disciplinary art making.
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