The political contexts and consequences of animation have changed so that digital animation is now deployed in human rights tribunals, global activism campaigns and speculative future visions. The Animate Assembly research network will explore the implications of these new deployments of animation from three angles: Anime, Animism, Anima. Animate Assembly 12 welcomes contributions from Ama Josephine Budge, Kohei Saito and Rebecca Carson.
5 November, 10.30am, Birkbeck University of London (free)
The National Women's Studies Association leads the field of women’s studies in educational and social transformation. Established in 1977, NWSA has more than 2,500 members worldwide. Our annual conference regularly draws more than 2,200 attendees and is the only annual meeting in the US exclusively dedicated to showcasing the latest feminist scholarship. Ama Josephine Budge presents her research: Intimate Ecologies/Tentacular Tendencies as part of the panel: Machines and Monsters.
14 November, 2.35pm, Hilton Union Square, San Francisco (ticketed)
Join us for lunch and a discussion by UK based, Black speculative writer, curator and pleasure activist Ama Josephine Budge on the speculative fabulation on queer archives and Intimate Ecologies in Ghana. Junuada Petrus, Dakota land born filmmaker, queer artmaker, and author of The Stars and the Blackness Between Them will give a full creative response.
19 November, 12pm, Soul Bowl, Minneapolis (free)