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Fugitive Feminism Reading Group Sessions

Reading Group Becoming Invisible and Untranslatability with Lauren Craig

29 Jun 2023

iniva x Silver Press second Fugitive Feminisms Reading Group

  • Venue

    Stuart Hall Library

  • Date

    Thursday 29th June 2023

  • Time


  • RSVP

    Free but booking is essential

  • Artists

    Lauren Craig

Join us for an interactive reading group and discussion at Stuart Hall Library with the artist Lauren Craig. The reading group is inspired by the book Fugitive Feminism by Akwugo Emejulu and is a call for the collective process of speculative dialogue and a bold new model for action drawing on the legacies of bell hooks, Audre Lorde, Sylvia Wynter and others to consider the ways in which Black women have been excluded from, struggled to achieve and opted to reject the category of ‘human’.

This event is free and open to all! It is a supportive and peer-led space for thinking and learning together. It is a space for constructive disagreements and critical engagement that is always based on mutual respect, interest, and care.

All texts are encouraged to be read together in the session, so you don’t need to read them in advance.

Join us from 5pm in the iniva bookshop at Stuart Hall Library, where refreshments will be provided before and after the reading session with the chance to buy Fugitive Feminism alongside other iniva titles. The reading session will begin promptly at 5.30pm, followed by a Q&A session.

This reading group is supported by funding from Freelands Foundation.


Lauren Craig (she/her/hers) is a social-media shy, internet- curious cultural futurist based in London. Her practice intentionally moves slowly between curation, performance, installation, art writing, moving images and auto- para-ethno-therapeutic photography. Through collaborative live engagement, systems thinking and social archival histories, Lauren surfaces lived experience as a tool for reframing past and present underexposed narratives.


Silver Press is an independent feminist publisher, based in London. silverpress.org


If you have any access requirements, please email us in advance at info@iniva.org and we will do our best to accommodate. Extracts of the texts will be provided on the day.

Resource List

Fugitive Feminism by Akwugo Emejulu. London: Silver Press, 2022. pp.49-52.

Ingrid Pollard: Carbon Slowly Turning / edited by Fay Blanchard and Anthony Spira. Page 163 (first paragraph) 

Becoming Invisible / by Ian Whittlesea. London: The Everyday Press, 2007. Page 3.

Future Commons : notes on a year of care, connection and conversation / edited by Priya Jay. London : Future Commons, 2023, Page 65 

Radical Softness as a Boundless Form of Resistance / by various artists. Glasgow: Gender Fail, 2021. 

Nature’s Medicine: Plants that Heal / by Joel L. Swerdlow. Washington : National Geographic Society, 2000. Pages 70-71 

Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines / edited by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, China Martens, and Mai’a Williams. California: PM Press, 2016. Page 189

Passion: discourses on blackwomen’s creativity / edited by Maud Sulter. West Yorshire : Urban Fox Press, 1990. Page 91 and 172 

Revolutionary Mothering [The Laura Flanders Show.]: https://youtu.be/Lv5OHIWjO6U (00:00-00:46) 

Climate Change, Decolonization, & Global Blackness | Ancestral Claims with Denise Ferreira da Silva [Duke Franklin Humanities Institute]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkGGW7FuLsg (32:44 – 35:06) (38:02) (54:48 – 57:38) 

Image credit: Invisible Untranslatability 2, digital collage, Lauren Craig 2023