Afrofeminist Transatlantic Collaboration

The Afrofeminist Transatlantic Collaboration works with black female artists in the United Kingdom and Minneapolis, forging co-creative spaces for collaborative artistic engagement dedicated to rest, play, and dream.

Discourses around healing have proliferated in communities of color given the severe onslaught of racial trauma brought about by mass incarceration, the militarization of urban police forces, and resegregation globally At the same time, clarity around the meaning and practice of healing in communities remains elusive. We are proposing a series of gatherings to explore how to use art to unlearn reactive responses to racialized gender trauma that mark 21st century life for people of African descent.

Our aim is to further deepen these relationships and create a new transatlantic network for collaboration to share skills, knowledge and learning from each others’ practice and experiences. Mapping and archiving the cultural resistance of black feminist artists in the U.K. and the Twin Cities.

The Afrofeminist Transatlantic Collaboration is curated by Sayge Carroll, Ego Ahaiwe-Sowinski, and Zenzele Isoke with sponsorship Institute of Advanced Studies and the Imagine Fund at the University of Minnesota.