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Working on Transfeminism
Residency, May–July 2021

Trans Femme Futures

Mijke van der Drift Nat Raha

Nat Raha and Mijke van der Drift undertake two intensive writing residencies at Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Lumsden and Hospitalfield in Arbroath.

Peachy orange background with black text that reads Happy Birthday Marsha!
24 August 2020
Online

Happy Birthday, Marsha!

adrienne maree brown Black Obsidian Sound System Lola Olufemi Tourmaline

On the birthday of Marsha P. Johnson, this event brings together several elements that celebrate the radical care and kinship characteristic of the Trans revolutionary.

Revolution is not a one-time event
A gloomy pond with dark rushes reflect a grey light. A pink lens flare
24 November 2019
Tramway

aspects caught in the headspace we’re in

James Goodwin

Goodwin’s writing emanates from the social life of poetry, from a condition of entanglement before historically racially-specific forms of representation. Another word for this emanation is breath.

Episode 10: A Means Without End
Mijke point to a white board their face is reflected in a tv screen to their lef
24 November 2019
Tramway

Multilogics and Poetics of Radical Transfeminism

Mijke van der Drift Nat Raha

Underlying radical transfeminism, as an urgent critique of binary essentialism and fixed identities, is the call for a new kind of thinking that can move between and integrate the truths of all lives in their transformations.

Episode 10: A Means Without End
Nate is shown from the waist up, leaning against a fence, wearing a navy t-shirt
24 November 2019
Tramway

Nathaniel Mackey

Nathaniel Mackey

“Mackey composes realist-mythic layering of lyrical prose unlike anything being written today.” — New York Times. “Our greatest living epic poet…Mackey’s poetry and criticism have reinvented modernism for our time.”— LitHub

Episode 10: A Means Without End
Rainbow pride heart window decals advertise an offer at a Sunbed shop, Consol
23 November 2019
Tramway

Future Ruins: transfeminism, austerity and the archives

Jay Bernard Mijke van der Drift Nat Raha

Radical transfeminism aims to hold the space for finding relations between the ruins of the everyday. Emerging from the debris, spaces for politics find form as poetics to carry understandings, actions and be/longings.

Episode 10: A Means Without End
Fred Moten in the middle of speaking, with Fernando Zalamea listening beside
23 November 2019
Tramway

Discussion on Mathopoetics

Fred Moten Fernando Zalamea

A back and forth between Fred and Fernando on the transits and obstructions between mathematics and poetics, and how both help us to think from the other side.

Episode 10: A Means Without End
Paul Klee's Angelus Novus painting is framed by box shapes with black borders
22 November 2019
Tramway

Poetry, Mathematics, Debris

Fred Moten Nathaniel Mackey Fernando Zalamea

How do poetry and maths stitch together pictures of our fractured situation from its wreckage and relics, from the debris of hope and the well of residues that make us what we are?

Episode 10: A Means Without End
From left to right, moving from the longest to the shortest, are drawn the world
21 November 2019
Tramway

Entangling history, phenomenology, metaphysics, culture, and mathematics: the model RTSK

Fernando Zalamea

Profound mathematical ideas for romantics, to help us linger in the difference we share.

Episode 10: A Means Without End
A mesmerising shot of light reflecting, golden, off many hundreds of thin wires
21 November 2019
Tramway

Corpus Infinitum

Denise Ferreira da Silva

Do ideas emerging from particle physics help to re-think of blackness as a mode of life in which it’s possible to practice difference without separation?

Episode 10: A Means Without End