02 November 2021, 19:00 — 21:00
Mujeres Creando, Thiago De Paula Souza and Sonia M. Garcia

Departing from Amaru’s Tongue: Daughter and its underpinning by the Aymara nation’s abolitionist traditions and their inseparability from Black radical traditions, curator and educator Thiago De Paula Souza will be in conversation with anarcho-feminist collective Mujeres Creando and writer, DJ and cultural producer Sonia M. Garcia. This will expand on solidarity among Indigenous and Black people and other groups who experience oppression under colonial legacies across the world and abolition in relation to their respective practices as curators, researchers and activists.

Tickets are pay what you can, all profits will be donated to Land In Our Names, a grassroots Black-led collective committed to reparations in Britain by connecting land and climate justice with racial justice.

Programmed by Ignota Books and Auto Italia in cooperation with NTS Radio. The programme has been made possible with the support of Goethe Institut London, Canada House and Art Fund.

Mujeres Creando is a social anarcho-feminist movement created in 1991 in La Paz, Bolivia. It is comprised of women of different cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds as well as of different sexual orientations and explores creativity as an instrument of struggle for social change. Mujeres Creando does not consider the State as the ultimate target and focus of their political activity, but instead proposes the reclamation of public space as the site of political action and transformation. The ways of expression of Mujeres Creando are graffiti, public interventions (performances) and ongoing public debates, along with a constant presence in the streets to make their voice heard and thus propose and attempt to achieve permanent transformation.

Sonia M. Garcia (b. 1991, Italy) is a Quechua-descendant writer, DJ and cultural producer based in Milan. She is the co-founder of the club night SAYRI, aiming to deconstruct the term ‘latinidad’ and create a space for queer Latinx celebration and representation for the Black and Indigenous diaspora from Abya Yala in Italy. She is interested in contemporary Quechua-Aymaran sound practices, abolition and Quechua cosmogony and has previously written about Elysia Crampton’s work for Flash Art.

Thiago de Paula Souza (b. Brasil) lives and works in Taboão da Serra, district of São Paulo. He is a curator and educator interested in different configurations of knowledge and power that enable contradictions as well as in art and education’s ability to re-elaborate the past and produce new ethical codes that help us imagine a world where violence is no longer its foundation. De Paula Souza co-curated the 3rd edition of Frestas – Triennial of Arts (Sesc – SP) São Paulo (2020). He participated in the Basis Voor Actuele Kunst (BAK) post-academic Fellowship Program (2018-19), and is a Ph.D. Candidate at HDK-Valand at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and a 58th Carnegie International advisor.