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Artsadmin Youth Workshop: Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson

Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson

Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson. Photo credit Max Zadeh @ The Queer House

Artsadmin Youth is our free new creative programme for young people aged 16-21 who live in Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Newham which includes monthly workshops with professional artists exploring creative ideas.

For our next workshop, we will be joined by Apocalypse Reading Room Resident Artist Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson. We will journey and explore: care, kinship grounding and self-collective knowledge to create body-maps as ‘future pathways’ using:

  • conversation
  • writing
  • drawing
  • sitting
  • shared reading
  • meditative practice
  • visualisation tools
  • journeying 
  • embodied walking

What is the Apocalypse Reading Room?

The Apocalypse Reading Room is an installation by speculative writer and artist Ama Josephine Budge: an on-site library, a world of talking stories in the face of environmental and social transformation, a gathering of all the books we might need to change the end of the world…

The Apocalypse Reading Room transforms a public arts space into a post-apocalyptic library installation filled with books for all ages, exploring ways to build, transform, rethink, rewrite and reimagine our futures. 

Artsadmin Youth is supported by Be Part through the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, The Simon Gibson Charitable Trust and the Allen & Overy Ben Ogden Memorial Fund.

Portrait of Lateisha wearing a black shirt against an orange background
Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson. Photo credit Max Zadeh @ The Queer House

Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson is a performer, writer, theatre-maker, somatic practitioner, educator, community-healer, curator and facilitator of Jamaican heritage who enjoys swimming in open water, tending to what grows and plant-based cooking/nurturing/futuring.

Lateisha inhabits embodied tools for connection, intimacy and transformation – creatively accessing tools and healing pathways we need to live, love, and thrive through and beyond trauma, marginalisation and oppression. Their work flows across intersections of race, gender, queerness, class, earth-climate and (dis)placement/diaspora, rooted in prophetic wisdoms of Black, Indigenous and POC queer feminist ecologies. They’ve worked intergenerationally and interdimensionally through social-engagement over the last 15 years.

Lateisha is the creator of TO THE RITUAL KNOWLEDGE OF REMEMBERING, a community-lead project space exploring decolonial relationships to our bodies, memory and the land.  Involving a 3 day retreat for 13 artists & activists ( co-developed with LADA, supported by ]performance space[ and Diverse Actions). As well as inviting 14 international QT/BIPOC healers & artists to co-facilitate a programme of free events (supported by 12ø collective).

Insragram: @lateisha_davine

  • Toynbee Studios is accessible to wheelchair users.
  • All of our toilets are gender neutral. Fully accessible toilets are located on the ground, first and third floors.
  • Read more about Accessibility at Toynbee Studios.
  • Please email paige@artsadmin.co.uk if you have any further access requests.

Date and time

18 August 2021
6.30–8.30pm

Please note
This is now a past event.

Venue

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