co-creating a sanctuary for black + brown joy, rest, communal care + nature connection for women + femmes of the African diaspora in response to climate breakdown
“i feel as if the earth – of my spirit, my body has been tilled over, i am emboldened“
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 focus on cultivating a safe, sensory and experiential space that supports rest, communal care and joy for women and femmes of African heritage. These are followed by a weekend retreat which participants are invited to co-create.
We deepen our enquiry by inhabiting rural spaces through camping, sharing stories, radical communal care and rest. An invocation of our creative response was installed at what shall we build here, ArtsAdmin’s festival of climate and community in September 2021.
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.
www.seasonforchange.org.uk #SeasonforChange @jointheseason_