Reposted from Diaspora Hypertext:
Come celebrate the opening of electric.marronage’s Spring 2020 Taller, a dual university collaboration, digital installation, workshop, speaker series, and more.
“IT ALL STARTED WHEN:
A GROUP OF BLACK, BROWN, QUEER, WRITERS, ARTISTS DECIDED TO PLOT POINTS ACROSS THEIR ESCAPE MATRIX.
INSPIRED BY THE PETIT MARRONAGE OF OUR ANCESTORS WE STEAL AWAY ON THIS ELECTRIC PLATFORM, SHARE OUR JOURNEYS + OFFER WHAT WE FIND ALONG THE WAY.ELECTRIC KIN IS A COLLECTIVE BOUND BY FOUR RULES OF FUGITIVITY: ESCAPING + STEALING + FEELING + WHATEVER.WE ABSCOND + REVEAL.
WE BUILD [FUTURES] TO WHICH WE CAN RETURN.”
– About, electric.maroonage
The first speaker in the Spring 2020 Taller is Savannah Shange, author of Progressive Dystopia: Abolition, AntiBlackness,+ Schooling in San Francisco and Assistant Professor of Anthropology and principal faculty in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. As part of Electric.Marronage, a collaborative digital/material project, Shange will present a public talk on “Abolition as Black Feminist Method” and a graduate workshop on “Play Aunties and Dyke Bitches.” The physical events will be held at Michigan State University. The public talk will be livestreamed on Facebook.
See flyer and project site for the full list of speakers.
electric.maroonage is co-sponsored by #ADPhDProjects (africandiasporaphd.com/adphdprojects); Life-Code: Digital Humanities Against Enclosure; and the Woman of Color Initiatives at Michigan State University. Electric Curatorial Kin: e.m. is created and conceived by Jessica Marie Johnson and Yomaira C. Figueroa. The Lead Editor is Christina Thomas. The Assistant Editors are Stephany Bravo, Halle-Mackenzie Ashby, Kelsey Moore, Ayah Nuriddin, and Jada Similton.