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Brixton Housing Activists: Past and Present (Talk/Q&A)

16 Oct 2021 2-4pm


Join us for a talk on the history of collective action and squat culture in Brixton, organised as part of Blak Outside's weekend squatting of San Mei Gallery with speakers from House of Shango, Blak Outside and Wayne Myers.

This talk has been organised by Blak Outside in conjuction with the exhibition Yesterday, Together, Tomorrow: Public and Personal Archives from Brixton (16 September – 17 October 2021).

Blak Outside is a grassroots-led, intergenerational project, supportive of social housing residents and QTIBIPOC (queer, trans, intersex, Black, indigenous people of colour). Blak Outside 2021 will build on existing work, particularly the thirty years of community work of Carole Wright to provide a long term legacy within the communities where she lives and works. In 2021 Blak Outside was selected for the Support Structures for Support Structures, a fellowship programme initiated by Serpentine, that supports up to ten artists and collectives working at the intersection of art, spatial politics and community practice.

House of Shango is a black community group squatting in Brixton.

Wayne Myers is CEO of fashion brand 99Masutonhausu, he is also the son of the late Angell Town housing activist Dora Boatemah.

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