We are honored to present a digital zine to accompany To Imagine a Form of Life, a four-part class exploring memory work and lesbian poetics that was presented earlier this year. The program was organized by DC-based curator and writer Fabiola Ching alongside her collaborators from Hermetic State, a literary hub for Black lesbians.
The digital zine is published on Are.na and can be accessed here.
About this Project
To Imagine a Form of Life is a four-part virtual class exploring memory work and lesbian poetics. The program was organized by DC-based curator and writer Fabiola Ching alongside her collaborators from Hermetic State, a literary hub for black lesbians. Through hands-on workshops and language exercises, they pose questions about the ways we learn about survival and bodily excavation; whose movements of love did our bodies learn to mimic?
The class includes original writing and workshops by Oreoluwa Akinyode, Mayah Lovell, Fabiola Ching, and Adaeze Okere and is inspired by Afronowism theory, black lesbian esoterics, and the work of June Jordan. Graphic illustrations are by Saizami Tripathi.
Are.na is an online platform for connecting ideas and building knowledge. It can be used to: save and organize content that is important to you; connect to other artists/designers/thinkers; and as a toolkit for assembling new worlds from the scraps of the old.