Creating Interference and CREAM (Centre for Research and Education in Art and Media), University of Westminster invite you to three events constituting the first half of a conversation that will continue in October 2021.
These online gatherings aim to address the impasse we are currently facing by applying non-linear, collective and fragmentary methodologies to the work of Black artists and artists of colour situated in Britain and the diaspora. The conversations will address critical questions relating to intertwined histories of empire, memory, forgetting, radical collecting practices and the process of unsettling national archives.
In the first of the three events (7 June, 18.00–20.00), keynote speaker Françoise Vergès (public educator, writer and activist) will talk about activist approaches to knowledge work, decolonial feminism and archives, and anti-racist strategies urgently needed for our future.
In the second event (8 June, 14.00–16.00), Sepake Angiama (Artistic Director, Iniva) and Rose Nordin (graphic designer and illustrator) will critically engage with artistic practices that challenge national institutional frameworks and introduce DIY cultures.
In the final event (8 June, 18.00–20.00), Roshini Kempadoo (media artist, photographer and scholar) will chair a discussion between Annie Jael Kwan (curator, researcher and co-founder of Asia-Art-Activism), Bisan Abu Eisheh (artist and researcher) and Chandra Frank (curator, writer and researcher) about how artists/activists with relationships to the Global South speak back to and/or evade national formations.