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Open Studio & Ama Josephine Budge in conversation with Imani Robinson

17 November 2018
5:00 pm
7:00 pm

From 5 – 6pm on Saturday 17 November, you’re invited to visit the artists’ studio on the Barge, ONCA’s new floating arts space for East Brighton.

Meet the artists in residence and learn about their research and their creative process as they prepare for their Lost Species Day exhibition in the ONCA Gallery.

Then from 6 – 7pm join project curator Imani Robinson in conversation with writer and activist Ama Josephine Budge. Imani and Ama will explore the intersections of racial justice, ecological justice and biodiversity.

Please reserve your space via Eventbrite. All are welcome. The ramp down to the Barge is quite steep at low tide – please message us if you have access questions. ** Please note that the artists’ studio is not wheelchair accessible but the main space where the talk will be held is accessible.**

Listen to the audio recording of this talk.

About the Artists

Ama Josephine Budge

Ama is a speculative writer, artist, curator and pleasure activist whose work navigates intimate explorations of race, art, ecology and feminism, working to activate movements that catalyse human rights, environmental revolutions and queered identities. Her work challenges neo-liberal feminisms, working to activate and catalyse movements that emphasize human rights, ecological revolutions and de-gendered identities.

Ama’s fiction and non-fiction has been published internationally by Aperture, The Independent Newspaper, Dispatch Feminist Moving Image, Media Diversified, Skin Deep, Consented, CHEW Magazine, B. Dewitt Gallery and Autograph ABP. She is convenor of I/Mages of Tomorrow anti-conference, co-founder of The Batty Mama queer black club & performance night, and initiator of Self Love and Ecstasy pleasure collective (aka SLAE). She is currently a PhD candidate with Gail Lewis at Birkbeck University researching climate colonialism and environmental pleasure practices in Ghana and Kenya.

Imani Robinson

Imani is a London-based writer, researcher and curator. She has just completed an MA in Forensic Architecture 2017-18 at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her dissertation project, titled The Black (D)rift, is an ongoing curatorial and research project exploring the spatial dynamics of black interiority, objecthood, and affect through encounters with particular sites, geographies and temporalities of the afterlives of slavery. Imani’s practice works with prose, poetry, orality and performance. She is interested in how Blackness moves through space and time.

Recent curatorial projects include the group show (BUT) WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT WHITE SUPREMACY? co-curated with Rabz Lansiquot.


17 November 2018
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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ONCA Barge at Brighton Marina
The Waterfront
Brighton, BN2 5UU United Kingdom
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