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Uncovering the Archive What story will you tell?

Introduction to Archives & Archiving workshop with Lola Olufemi

03 Oct 2022
  • Venue

    Stuart Hall Library

  • Date

    Monday 3rd October 2022

  • Time


  • RSVP

    Free, booking required!

  • Artists

    Lola Olufemi

We are kicking off our archival collaborations with MayDay Rooms with a pilot session introducing archives & archiving.

Getting to know participants, Kaitlene Koranteng (Archivist and Engagement Producer) and tiff webster (Public Engagement Coordinator) we will start with an introduction to iniva and MayDay Rooms archives as well as tour of  Stuart Hall Library.

This will be followed by a creative writing and thinking workshop facilitated by Lola Olufemi focusing on imaginative uses of the archive.

These workshops are intended for young people (16-25) from marginalised backgrounds, i.e. Black, QTI/people of the majority, working class, migrant, Disabled.


Lola Olufemi is a black feminist writer and CREAM/Stuart Hall Foundation researcher who works and organises in London. Her work focuses on the uses of the feminist imagination and its relationship to cultural production, political demands and futurity. She is interested in the possibilities of the “anti-map” and manipulating temporal regime in order to critique linear progress narratives. Alongside writing, she facilitates reading groups, workshops and occasionally curates.

In her roster of work is Feminism Interrupted: Disrupting Power (2020), Experiments in Imagining Otherwise, forthcoming from Hajar Press in 2021, A FLY Girl’s Guide to University: Being a Woman of Colour at Cambridge and Other Institutions of Power and Elitism (Verve Poetry Press, 2019) and Feminism Interrupted (Pluto Press, 2020). She is also a member of ‘bare minimum’, an interdisciplinary anti-work arts collective. Her latest short story, “Red” was shortlisted for the 2020 Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing prize.

Image: Created by Lamya Saqid and tiff webster, MayDay Rooms