is an Indonesian writer, poet and artist in London whose work has been presented extensively in 13 countries. Barokka has received six residencies and multiple grants and award nominations: she was an NYU Tisch Departmental Fellow for her masters and is a UNFPA Indonesian Young Leader Driving Social Change for arts practice and research. Okka is the writer, performer and producer of hearing-impaired accessible solo show, Eve and Mary Are Having Coffee
. She is co-editor of HEAT: A Southeast Asian Urban Anthology
(Fixi Novo, 2016) and Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back
(Nine Arches, 2017); author-illustrator of Indigenous Species
(Tilted Axis, 2017); and author of poetry collection Rope
(Nine Arches, 2017). Her latest exhibition, Selected Annahs
, is on now at SALTS Basel. She is a Visual Cultures PhD Researcher at Goldsmiths.
Aditi Jaganathan is a PhD candidate at Brunel, University of London. With an MSc in Human Rights, Conflict and Justice from SOAS, she has worked with numerous Black and brown grassroots organisations to bring a holistic and nuanced approach to human rights advocacy and social justice. She currently teaches on the representations of race and gender in popular culture at Goldsmiths. Aditi’s work looks at the nexus between Black and brown cultural production in Britain, with a particular interest in creativity as decolonial praxis. Through her PhD, she explores the ways in which Black and brown creativity, audio-visual culture specifically, interrupts narratives of British coloniality, from the 1980s to the present.