Ama Josephine Budge - Writer / Artist / Curator
Ama Josephine Budge is a Speculative Writer, Artist, Curator and Pleasure Activist whose praxis navigates intimate explorations of race, art, ecology and feminism, working to activate movements that catalyse human rights, environmental evolutions and troublesomely queered identities...
Usually based in London, from February - June 2021, Ama will be based in Upstate New York as the Keith Haring Fellow in Art and Activism at Bard College.
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Multidisciplinary artist Nwando Ebizie presents a new five-part podcast reimagining care and healing through the lens of art, health and science. Each 45-minute episode includes conversations, artists’ works and healing experiences. The series explores what care means for our bodies, our families, our communities, the planet and our futures.
In collaboration with SustyVibes, facilitated by Ama Josephine Budge. How do we talk about climate grief, anxiety, anger and mourning in intersectional and collective ways to better prepare all generations to reckon with ecological breakdown and transformation? This workshop is one small attempt.
Following part one - In My Feelings About Climate Change: In Conversation - join us for part two: In My Feelings About Climate Change: A Workshop, an intimate space to discuss tactics and tools for navigating climate grief led by pleasure activist, artist and science fiction writer Ama Josephine Budge.
Moderating the panel discussion, "Free the Gaze! A best practice discussion on cinematic emancipation" with Director Emma Davie, Director & DoP Néhémie Lémal, Producer & Scriptwriter Paulina Lorenz and Director, Producer & Writer Pratibha Parmar. Unique in Germany, the Dortmund|Cologne International Women's Film Festival provides a perfect platform for the presentation of the latest film developments and trends as they relate to women working in all areas of film production. Not just women film directors but women cinematographers, film-music composers and other women film-makers are given an unrivalled opportunity to showcase their latest work.
Join me in conversation with the absolutely amazing Rivers Solomon, to celebrate the arrival of faer hugely anticipated third novel, SORROWLAND: "Vern, a Black woman with albinism, is hunted after escaping a religious compound, then she discovers that her body is changing and that she is developing extra-sensory powers. Alone in the woods, she gives birth to twins and raises them away from the influence of the outside world. But something is wrong – not with them, but with her own body. It’s itching, it’s stronger, it’s… not normal." Rivers Solomon is an anarchist, a dyke, a she-beast, an exile, a shiv, a wreck, and a refugee of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Fae write about life in the margins, where they are much at home.
“Ama is exactly the kind of young writer we need, innovative, daring, fantastical and delicious, the UK’s N.K Jemisin meets Tomi Adeyemi.”
- Tosin Coker, The Mouth of Babes