Fri, 02 Jul|
HIP HOP AND SCI FI WRITING WORKSHOP
Time & Location
02 Jul 2021, 15:00 – 16:00 BST
About the Event
Join Amahra Spence, the founder of MAIA and YARD for a sci-fi writing workshop, using hip hop as a prompt to explore 'place', dystopia/utopia and speculative futures. If the Hip Hop tradition is rooted in social critique of its environment, how might we take this knowledge and creativity to draw upon alternative possibilities? How do we nurture the power of imagination to think about 'place' for ourselves and future generations? This event will take place online.
Amahra Spence is an artist, writer and spatial practitioner.
In 2013, she co-founded MAIA, an arts and social justice organisation, with a vision of a world in which artists are seen as powerful decision-makers in how systems and structures work and where the manifestations of systemic change are recognised as art. MAIA's mission is to redefine what it means to be an artist, challenge who gets to make their dreams real, and invest in the transformative possibilities of the Black imagination.
In 2020, Amahra started the Black Land and Spatial Justice Project to celebrate and resource the ingenuity, wisdoms and resilience of Black practitioners organising and working for liberation with our natural, built and virtual environments.