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Molecular Intimacies Symposium: Performative Lecture: Ama Josephine Budge

Friday 31 January 2020


Speculative writer, artist and pleasure activist Ama Josephine Budge presents her speculative fabulation ‘A Shoal of Lovers Leads Me Home’. Exploring the legacies of climate colonialism and the potentialities of Black queer life in the face of climate changed futures.


Ama Josephine Budge is a Speculative Writer, Artist, Curator and Pleasure Activist whose work navigates intimate explorations of race, art, ecology and feminism, working to activate movements that catalyse human rights, environmental evolutions and troublesomely queered identities. Ama is a Guest Curator with Theatre Deli and a PhD candidate in Psychosocial Studies with Dr Gail Lewis at Birkbeck. Her research takes a queer, decolonial approach to challenging climate colonialism in Sub-Saharan Africa with a particular focus on inherently environmentalist pleasure practices in Ghana and Kenya.