Apocalypse Reading Room | Free Word

12 March 2019
19:00 - 21:00

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In conversation with Kai-Isaiah Jamal


The first live event from the Apocalypse Reading Room welcomes poet and activist Kai-Isaiah Jamal into our on-site reading room. Kai will present a number of poems and join curator Ama Josephine Budge in conversation. They will discuss alternative masculinities and a world beyond the confines of gender, viewed through the lens of queer and trans people of colour.​

Kai-Isaiah Jamal is a poet, performer and trans visibility activist who has worked with the ICA, The Barbican and Tate and brands including Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood. Ama Josephine Budge is an internationally published writer whose work has featured in The IndependentConsentedMedia DiversifiedSkin Deep and Autograph ABP.

 

Graphic Design: Denny Kaulbach

12 March 2019
19:00 - 21:00
£6 / £5 / £2

Free Word

BIOS

Ama Josephine Budge

Writer and pleasure activist

Ama Josephine Budge is a speculative writer, artist, curator and pleasure activist. Ama’s work navigates intimate explorations of race, art, ecology and feminism, working to activate movements that catalyse human rights, environmental evolutions and troublesomely queered identities. Ama is a PhD candidate in Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck. Her research takes a queer, decolonial approach to challenging climate colonialism. Ama’s fiction and non-fiction has been published internationally by Aperture, The Independent Newspaper, Dispatch Feminist Moving Image, Anathema: Spec from the Margins, Media Diversified, Skin Deep, Consented, CHEW Magazine and B. Dewitt Gallery.

Kai-Isaiah Jamal

Poet, performer and activist

Kai-Isaiah Jamal is a poet, performer, model and trans visibility activist. Kai-Isaiah works with brands like Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood to both reimagine the future of poetry in advertising and change representation. Alongside brands, Kai teams up with institutes like the ICA, the Barbican, and Tate to explore the narratives of trans men of colour, which are often ignored or censored. His work uses narration to represent the voice of the unheard.

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