Join writer and researcher Lola Olufemi and Titilayo Farukuoye in
conversation as they explore imagination as a strategy for change.
Grounded in black feminist scholarship and political organising,
Lola’s latest book, Experiments in Imagining Otherwise, oscillates
between prose and poetry to deliver a series of playful provocations,
that tempt and challenge us to think, act and relate anew. Expect
readings, conversation and reflections around the importance of
collective autonomy, the role of the artist in building new worlds and
inventing the future with now. Your voice is welcome too, and you will
be invited, during a Q&A, to share your thoughts and questions.
Lola Olufemi is a black feminist writer and Stuart Hall foundation
researcher from London based in the Centre for Research and Education
in Art and Media at the University of Westminster. Her work focuses on
the uses of the feminist imagination and its relationship to cultural
production, political demands and futurity. She is author of Feminism
Interrupted: Disrupting Power (Pluto Press, 2020), Experiments in
Imagining Otherwise (Hajar Press, 2021) and a member of 'bare
minimum', an interdisciplinary anti-work arts collective.
Titilayo Farukuoye is an Austrian-Nigerian writer, organiser and
anti-racist educator based in Glasgow. Titilayo co-directs the
Scottish BPOC Writers Network and organises with Yon Afro and the
Anti-racist Educator Collective. Striving to dismantle oppressive
structures, Titilayo interrogates race and gender constructs through
their work and explores climate justice and community care. Titilayo
curated Our (In)visible Strengths (2018), a visual exhibition
celebrating Scottish African and Afro-Caribbean communities, their
poetry featured at Fringe of Colour Films among others. Titilayo has
also been recognised for their journalistic work (Media4Change, 2019
and Future News Worldwide, 2019).
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