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another garden (will be our city)

the dream(ing) field lab

a crucible, a carnival, a sanctuary, an imaginarium

person painted blue with head jewellery holding a chain, standing in a field
the dream(ing) field lab. Photo by Flannery Miller

conjuring a present future where the ancestral wisdom of the African diaspora + the Black ecowomanism’s intersectional understanding of environmental + social justice are set to the beat of raging joy, this immersive installation is inspired by the dream(ing) field lab’s june retreat in rural somerset, where an intergenerational gathering of Black women + femmes danced freely under the stars, honoured ancestral ecologies + co-created a sanctuary in which to offer and receive nourishment from each other + the earth.

“I feel as if the earth – of my spirit, my body has been tilled over I am emboldened.”

– a participant of the dream(ing) field lab retreat


Part of What Shall We Build Here, Artsadmin’s festival of art, climate and community from 8-12 September.

This project is a Common Ground commission as part of Season for Change, a UK-wide cultural programme inspiring urgent and inclusive action on climate change, delivered in partnership by Artsadmin and Julie’s Bicycle.

co-creators of the dream(ing) field lab jennifer farmer + zoë palmer, along with sound artist Nina Perry, Afro-Futurist performance artist Kookie Blu + documentary film-maker Flannery Miller, explore how acts of resting, collective-care + radical imagination are intimately bound up with how Black women + femmes relate to our communities + our planet in the grip of a climate crisis.

We’ve been working hard to make Toynbee Studios as safe as possible for artists, audiences, hirers, café customers, tenants and staff. Read the safety measures we have in place. 
Our safety measures remain unchanged since 19 July and we are committed to an inclusive reopening.

  • Toynbee Studios is wheelchair accessible and there are wheelchair accessible toilets. Read more about Accessibility at Toynbee Studios.
  • The event takes places in the theatre. There is a wheelchair lift to access the stage, if required.
  • All toilets at Toynbee Studios are gender neutral in line with our Safer Spaces policy.
  • Please email if you have any further access requests.

Date and time

12 September 2021
Installation open 12pm-4pm, with booking slots every hour

Please note
This is now a past event.


Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
Tel: 020 7247 5102
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