Image of chapter 14 Abolition Geography and the Problem of Innocence by Ruth Wilson Gilmore.
Collection of books from curated reading list.
Notes from the session.
'past and future'
'past and future' is focused reading of chapter 14 Abolition Geography and the Problem of Innocence by Ruth Wilson Gilmore.
Slowly taking turns reading sentences with Imani Jordan, pausing for effect, pausing for remembering the future and past. Unraveling the deep systems of incarceration. Reading and sourcing Black feminist writing that considers the past and future of Black radicalism
Jordan also curated a reading list;
- Hartman, S V (1997). Scenes of Subjection Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America - Race and American Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Johnson, G T (2017). Futures of Black Radicalism. London: Verso Books.
- Jordan, J (1995). Civil Wars. New York: Touchstone.
- Kilomba, G (2016). Plantation Memories: Episodes of Everyday Racism. Münster: Unrast Verlag.
- McKittrick, K (2006). Demonic Grounds Black Women and the Cartographies of Struggle. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press.
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Imani Jordan (known as Robinson previously) is an interdisciplinary writer, artist, editor and independent curator. They are one half of Languid Hands, who are Curatorial Fellows at Cubitt, London until Spring 2022. Imani completed their MA in Forensic Architecture at the Centre for Research Architecture in 2019. As a writer, Imani has been published widely across various magazines and art publications. They are also editor of Talking Drugs — an online platform dedicated to providing critical information on drug policy and harm reduction. Imani facilitates political education, reading and discussion groups with Abolitionist Futures and Black Abolitionist. Their research-led practice combines performance, oration, collaboration, poetry and critical theory, exploring themes of black geographies, the afterlives of transatlantic slavery, abolition, radical resistance and the politics of safety.