Episode 9: Other Worlds Already Exist

16–19 Nov 2017
In 4 weeks
Tramway & Kinning Park Complex & Many Studios, Glasgow
Reading & Discussion

Future Justice in the Present

KUCHENGA, Nat Raha & Jackie Wang
14:00–15:30 Sat 18 Nov
Tramway
 / Glasgow

BSL & STTR Captioning

  • A shot of a collecting tin with a Pink sticker that says Action for Trans Health

About the event

Thought and action, writing and protesting. In 2017 the importance of a militant literature that reflects on our world is manifest—we need a journalism, a poetry, a theory, to articulate the world we need to exist now, and the one we want to exist beyond it. What can we learn from writing across genres by agitators, activists and abolitionists? Do new technologies of communication offer us wider horizons for forming political worlds together or merely constrain and foreclose our ways of being social?

KUCHENGA is a black trans feminist who publishes online journalism at Wear Your Voice and gal-dem magazines while working with Black Lives Matter UK, and Bent Bars. We met her as a super smart, hilarious and militant audience member at Episode 8.

Nat Raha is a poet and co-editor of the Radical Transfeminism zine. She organises with Edinburgh Action for Trans Health and is completing a PhD on queer Marxism. She writes about strikes, seascapes, manic street preaching, and queer transfeminist dreaming in the hours of the emergency. She described a recent reading as ‘invoking some demons of the archive, the kind that shut down fascists and totalitarian universities’.

Jackie Wang writes political theory and poetry, and makes performance art, music and films. Her essay Against Innocence was the most militant thing in the already very militant LIES Journal of queer, feminist, materialist, communist, autonomous, and otherwise antagonistic writing. Her first book Carceral Capitalism was published this year by Semiotext(e). 

Nat, Jackie and KUCHENGA will also be taking part in a session only for allies from local groups. To find out a little bit more about how  Arika is involved with local group, check out the end section of the Episode 9 Introduction.

Jackie will also be performing twice on Sun 19 - The Cybernetic Cop and Lonely and Hungry.