In this 2-hour workshop, participants will be introduced to some of the diverse creative practices of visual artists and writers who work at the intersection of text and image, manipulating black text on white space to illustrate and interrogate hegemonic structures and dismantle dominant colonial narratives.This art-for-thinking-sake activity first asks participants to consider what they have learned during the conference. Then they will be asked to respond to a thought-provoking piece of text using a theme, idea, concern or question addressed in the conference. Working on large poster paper with a variety of materials (pens, paper, markers, paint) participants will redact, rewrite and reinterpret the text—to reframe and transform the narrative.
The session will conclude with a reflective discussion of the exercise and an overview of the diverse perspectives and approaches presented in the room. Art studio appropriate clothes are strongly recommended.