Active Online

mother tongues

glitch artwork representing online activity

A panel discussion led by mother tongues on language and digital practices.

mother tongues is an interdisciplinary and research-led collective applying decolonial, feminist and queer theory in exploring language and identity. They run translation parties at archives and libraries and facilitate workshops engaging with art and language. 

In this conversation with mother tongues the panel will be discussing multilingualism, digital languages and identity, as well as digital loudness in relation to activism. 

Angela Chan, Izzy Kroese and The Bonita Chola, Angela Camacho will present their online curatorial, archival and editorial projects. Drawing from their own experiences of working online they will talk about online visibility and fostering safe spaces for communities advocating for POCLGBTQI+ climate justice, trans visibility and intersectional feminism.

 

This event is suitable for ages 16+.

Due to personal commitments, Jael de la Luz is no longer able to be at the panel Active Online this Tuesday. 
We are super honoured to be announcing that The Bonita Chola, Angela Camacho @thebonitachola will be joining our panel.

Angela Chan is a creative climate change communicator and independently runs Worm, an online platform challenging the criteria for climate change expertise through arts practices. Her research interests span climate and social justice and area studies and contemporary Chinese science fiction. She also writes climate fiction and co-founded the London Chinese Science Fiction Group. www.wormworm.org

Izzy Kroese currently runs the project Trans Masc Studies - an instagram page used to collect and share images and videos of masculine-leaning gender variance. Historical images of trans men and masculine non-binary people are rare, and so the account acts as an easy access point to trans masculine history and culture.
@transmascstudies

The Bonita Chola, Angela Camacho is an Indigenous decedent, creative, Bruja, community organiser and ancestor in the making, whose work is rooted in the need to take back a sense of space and a place of origin, moving away from colonialism and from constructed terms such a ‘Latinidad’. Her practices nurture the connection with the Bruja (read: witch) person that is inherent in all womxn, evolving collective memories and stories, exploring reconstruction and deconstruction of identity, and focusing in feelings and thoughts. Angela collaborates with womxn and children in underrepresented areas of London to produce and deliver healing arts and crafts workshops that are grounded in her indigenous culture and traditions; with the hop to pass knowledge, to heal from colonialism, to recover the herstory of womxn of colour and to reconnect with the past to project on the future. 

Her work brings together communities, artists and activists to explore issues of sexism, environmental crisis, multi-national exploitation, housing and welfare for refugees and migrants. @thebonitachola

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