SPOKEN DIARY, Dir. Alia Syed
Special EventsPublic Intimacies

PUBLIC INTIMACIES: Autoethnography as Refusal

17:30 Sat 18 Jan 2020

ICA Cinema 2

“What do we want from each other after we have told our stories…” — Audre Lorde, ‘There are no honest poems about dead women’, 1986

Bringing together current art practice and research on representation, praxis and film sector work practice, these illustrated lectures explore how lived experience, subjectivity and academic inquiry can be mobilised to reclaim space that is otherwise mediated by whiteness.

Featuring presentations from curator Jemma Desai, filmmaker, curator and DJ Rabz Lansiquot and others.

This is part of Public Intimacies, a strand of communually programmed films and illustrated lectures looking to the agency of women’s voices when in dialogue with themselves, and the potential for self-recognition through self-documentation.


The Mall, St James's
020 7930 3647
Full £13-4 / Concessions £11-2 / Blue Members £7-8


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