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Lecture | Dr. Kemi Adeyemi: The Slowness

January 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This lecture by Dr. Kemi Adeyemi (Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, University of Washington), explores how black queer women mobilize slowness as an aural and embodied technique of resisting life under neoliberalism, when speed and efficiency reign. By focusing on the ways in which black queer women slow their bodies down on queer “slow jams” parties–sometimes visibly choosing not to dance at all–the talk outlines slow aesthetics as offering viable strategies for black queer survival in the contemporary moment.

This event is taking place in conjunction with the group exhibition Torrent Tea: Queer Space and Photographic Futures that examines the work of artists of color catalyzing digital space as medium and message. Torrent Tea is on view at Newspace January 13 to February 25, 2017.

This event takes place at Newspace (1632 SE 10th Ave) and is free and open to the general public.


January 26
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm