Online Studium Generale lecture - adrienne maree brown

This lecture is public and open to everyone, also from outside the academy. A link to a ZOOM-meeting will be published on the day of the event. Priority for participation will be given to students of the KABK. Have a look at the material provided by our guest speaker in preparation for their lecture:

pre-read(watch/listen) material

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Wxtch Craft lecture by adrienne maree brown:
On vulnerability, playfulness and keeping yourself honest*

*hosted by melanie bonajo

we are no longer surprised

we are no longer surprised
not for years
not for generations

you have tried every which way
to strip us of the miraculous
to slice it from us, the future
to leave us without the womb
into which a next world can be born

you want to cover the sky
deny us the sun
we see you casting smoke against our visions
still we feel our way
you slick shit waste oil into our veins
we drag it all the way down and turn it into algae
eaten by, eaten by, eaten by the
market rate fish you overpaid for
back, back all the way into your throat
and you think it’s delicious

you have no idea
what it takes to protect magic
yours was damaged centuries ago
you think it is gone
we know it is not
you are just settling for the smallest
shortest version of delight
the bloody meal in your hands
while we set a decadent table
for our children

adrienne maree brown
Image credit: Anjali Pinto

Bio - adrienne maree brown
adrienne is the author of the NY Times Bestseller Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good, the radical self/planet help book Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds published by AK Press in 2017. She is also the co-editor of the anthology Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements with Walidah Imarisha, published by AK Press in 2015. She has helped to cultivate work and thinking about Octavia Butler and Emergent Strategy, gathering a loose knit global network of people interested in reading Octavia’s work from a political and strategic framework.


Wxtch Craft theme of the KABK Studium Generale lecture series 2020-2021
poster design by Dayna Casey

Part of the Studium Generale lecture series

Details

Datum

29 oktober 2020 19.30 - 21:00

Locatie

online

Meer info

Link to the ZOOM-meeting will be published here on the day of the event

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