the dream(ing) field lab

co-creating a sanctuary for joy, rest, communal care and nature connection for women and femmes of the African diaspora in response to climate breakdown.

image by kookie blu

Women and femmes of African heritage, those who culturally and historically have been held, regarded and marginalised for their intuitive knowledge,  have always self-authorized our relationship with the earth, we hold visions for our lives that need time and space to grow. 

Acts of resting, joy and radical communal care are intimately bound up with how we relate to our communities and our planet in the grip of climate breakdown.

Our series of online workshops will focus on cultivating a safe, sensory and experiential space that supports rest, communal care and joy for women and femmes of African heritage.  These will be followed by a weekend retreat which participants will be invited to co-create.

image courtesy of Bath Bell Tents

We will deepen our enquiry by inhabiting rural spaces through camping, sharing stories, radical communal care and rest. An invocation of our creative response will be publicly shared in London in July 2021.

the dream(ing) field lab is conceived and co-created by Jennifer Farmer and me in collaboration with sound artist and composer Nina Perry and afrofuturist Kookie Blu.

A Common Ground commission by Season for Change, a nationwide programme of artistic and cultural events that celebrate the environment and inspire urgent climate action. Led by Julie’s Bicycle and Artsadmin, and supported by Arts Council England and Paul Hamlyn Foundation. #SeasonforChange @jointheseason_