London College of Fashion
182 Mare Street
Friday 23 August – 15:30 to 22:00
Failed States, the journal of indeterminate geographies, presents an expedition through the intertwined terrains of place and identity: a miscellany of talks, poetry, discussion, screenings and sound performance. Artists, writers and activists explore shifting cultural landscapes, endangered queer spaces, borders, refuge and the poetics of the city.
- Ben Walters on the fight to grant heritage status to queer spaces
- Bryony Quinn on place names and naming places
- A screening of Welcome to Harmondsworth and discussion with filmmaker Felix Bazalgette and one of the film’s subjects, Usman Khaled
- New Orleans native, Imani Jacqueline Brown, considers ideas of home and place-based practice from the perspective of her current London location.
- A screening of Jasleen Kaur’s I Keep Telling Them These Stories
- A rare chance to see My Mother’s Place (1990) by Richard Fung, an experimental documentary focusing on the filmmaker’s 80 year-old Chinese-Trinidadian mother.
- a reading by Richard Scott of his epic poem Oh My Soho! in its entirety for the first time in public
- A screening of Rosa-Johan Uddoh’s Black Poirot and discussion between the artist and curator Philip Serfaty
- The latest installment from Time is Away of their acclaimed NTS Radio show — an ongoing reflection on time, place, power and history-making, weaving together music, field recordings and spoken word
For the full line-up, further details and to register go to https://failedstates.xyz/a-map-to-fall-through