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Artsadmin Youth Workshop: Watching Things We Hate Burn

Mohammed Z. Rahman

Mohammed Rahman. Photo by Rajiv Bera

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.

“Watching Things We Hate Burn” is a zinemaking workshop by artist and writer Mohammed Z. Rahman as part of his residency at the Apocalypse Reading Room. With a splash of rage and a dollop of playfulness, participants will get the chance to brainstorm, storyboard, illustrate, write and bind their own mock-up zines as part of dreaming new futures.

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.

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Mohammed Rahman. Photo by Rajiv Bera

Mohammed Z. Rahman is a British-Bengali writer, painter and illustrator based in East London. His work often deals with food, migration and gender. Mohammed’s literary output includes short stories, poetry and creative non-fiction; his visual output includes illustration, painting and zines.

Graduating from SOAS, University of London, with a BA in social anthropology, Mohammed approaches art as both an intimate and political force. Drawing global, queer, self-reflexive and critical perspectives Mohammed’s work celebrates his communities’ dreams, disrupts violent power structures and makes peace with the unspeakable chaos of the world. 

Mohammed has enjoyed working with grassroots arts organisations including clavmag, Writing Our Legacy, Failsafe Magazine, Skin Deep Magazine, Aire Place Studios and The Willowherb Review. He has also worked on various projects and placements with cultural institutions including the Goethe Institut, UCL Culture, Tate Modern, the Smithsonian Institute and V&A East.


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Date and time

15 September 2021

Please note
This is now a past event.


Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
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