Feb 15, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm at Artspace & Peterborough Public Library
Language Under Pressure Symposium
Black History Month Programming
as part of the exhibition
___a lineage of transgression___
Inspired by the speculative poetics of Black feminist writers the Language Under Pressure symposium provides an opportunity to spend time with the work and ideas of contemporary creators M. NourbeSe Philip, Kameelah Janan Rasheed and Jamilah Abu-Bakare. This one day symposium will generate discourse on the importance of carrying forth African and diasporic histories and the unconventional tools learned to claim agency and to navigate the effects of colonial language.
Scoring the Stacks is a public participatory workshop hosted by Kameelah Janan Rasheed. Drawing reference from science-fiction writer Octavia Butler’s concept of “primitive hypertext,” the workshop will explore non-traditional processes of understanding relations between language, movement, objects and experiences. Using informal exercises the workshop invites participants to generate questions around learning, unlearning and ways of perceiving and contributing to the world around us.
All events are free to attend, will be held in a physically accessible space, and are open to all members of the public.
Saturday, February 15th, 2020
11am - Noon:
Gallery walk through and catalogue launch w/artists Jamilah Abu-Bakare and Kameelah Janan Rasheed (Artspace)
1pm - 2:30pm:
Language Under Pressure Panel discussion w/M. NourbeSe Philip, Jamilah Abu-Bakare and Kameelah Janan Rasheed, moderated by curator Liz Ikiriko (Artspace)
3:30pm - 4:30pm:
Scoring the Stacks Workshop w/Kameelah Janan Rasheed
Location: Peterborough Public Library
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend the workshop
Language Under Pressure is generously supported by TD Bank Group