Science Fiction as Activism: Sharing Futures | Free Word

11 June 2020
20:30 21:45-

Presented by:
Ama Josephine Budge


Science Fiction showcase: the power of alternative futures

Experience a fantasy-filled online evening with participants of the Science Fiction As Activism: Writing Futures course, hosted by Ama Josephine Budge.

Through readings, feedback and conversation, we’ll discover together how imagining fantasy futures can shape real selves and societies. Featuring appearances from writers Sue Burke and Tade Thompson.

11 June 2020
20:30 - 21:45

Ama Josephine Budge


Ama Josephine Budge

Writer, Artist, Curator and Pleasure Activist

Ama Josephine Budge is a Speculative Writer, Artist, Curator and Pleasure Activist whose 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 Guest Curator with Theatre Deli and a PhD candidate in Psychosocial Studies with Dr Gail Lewis at Birkbeck. Her research takes a queer, decolonial approach to challenging climate colonialism in Sub-Saharan Africa with a particular focus on inherently environmentalist pleasure practices in Ghana. Ama is a member of Queer Ecologies 2020, the Black Dreamers collective with Junauda Petrus and Lead Artist on the MycoLective project with Chisenhale Studios and Feral Practice.



There is step-free access to all areas of Free Word and a number of other facilities available to make the venue accessible.

• Our box office, theatre and hall are all on the ground floor with step-free access from the street
• There are two accessible toilets on the ground floor. All our toilets are individual, gender neutral cubicles.
• The hearing loop will not be available for this event.
• The foyer and café areas are our designated quiet spaces – if you need to leave the event at any time, you’re welcome to use these areas.
• If you need to bring someone for assistance, please get in touch with us so we can provide a free ticket for them

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