Special Event

Reading group: How To Be Human – working through the writing of Sylvia Wynter with Rosa-Johan Uddoh

10 April 2024
6 - 8pm
£5

Curious about the radical writing of Jamaican philosopher, cultural theorist and playwright Sylvia Wynter? Join us for a relaxed, informal afternoon as we journey through her work together.

Curious about the radical writing of Jamaican philosopher, cultural theorist and playwright Sylvia Wynter? Join us for a relaxed, informal afternoon as we journey through her work together.

Radical, dense and mind-bending in the best way, Sylvia Wynter's decades long practice brings together themes from 'history, literature, science, and black studies, to explore race, the legacy of colonialism, and representations of humanness.'

Once read, you can never be human in the same way. This event is a chance for us to help each other through reading and understanding of some of Wynter's work. We will be navigating and responding to her long sentences in a supportive, multi-ability, and non-hierarchical environment, through discussions, exploratory activities, and drawing.

Whether you've always wanted to read some Sylvia Wynter and are in need of a sign, or if you've never heard of her and are just curious to learn more, this is the perfect event for anyone who would like to engage with her work in a relaxed environment and the supportive company of others.

All materials will be provided, as well as tea and light snacks!

Attendees will be sent a few short extracts to read in advance of the session. We encourage you to bring along any thoughts, feelings, or initial gut responses you have to the texts to share as we work through them together.

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