Futures Forum #4: Beginning Within

Community, Free, Online, Talks

Thursday 1st September 2022 6:00pm - 8:00pm


Hosted by Kwame Bakoji-Hume


About this event

Futures Forum #4: Beginning Within will explore a recent project which Kwame was involved with decolonizing the interpretations behind Adinkra symbols, using this as a source to explore how hard it is to unpick identities, whether it needs unpicking in the first place and how we can use art as a tool to do that.


About the Host

Kwame Bakoji-Hume was born into a tradition of music and medicine in Buipe, Ghana, West Africa. He was separated from his family at ten and after completing college was sponsored to continue his education at Ghanatta Arts College in Accra. Upon graduation Kwame was selected to be the artist in residence at Ghana’s National Centre for Culture. During this time he ran a number of community and environmental art projects working with the street children of Kumasi and the substance farming community around Lake Bosumtwi. In 2000 Kwame relocated to the UK and established African Activities CIC, a collection of West African artists who offer the opportunity to engage with Black and African culture by sharing superb creative artistic experiences that disrupt preconceptions, create community, drive excellence and break barriers. This occupation inspires and influences his painting practice, which runs alongside his community engagement work.

Kwame’s work celebrates the power and beauty of important aspects of West Africa and life in Ghana.


What is Futures Forum?

Futures Forum looks to create a safe, supportive environment for global majority artists at all stages of their careers. In creating this space we recognise that there is currently a serious imbalance in the representation of global majority artists in Southampton’s cultural offer as well as further afield. Futures Forum was created to address this imbalance and provide a space for artists of all disciplines to share ideas, meet other creative people and hear from sector leaders. This space exists to serve the needs, ambitions and aspirations of its members.


Who is Futures Forum for?

Futures Forum has been developed as a brave space for people of the *global majority to share ideas and experiences.

*Global Majority is a collective term that first and foremost speaks to and encourages those so-called to think of themselves as belonging to the global majority. It refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or have been racialised as ‘ethnic minorities’.


Booking Your Place for This Event

Please note that these talks take place online via Zoom. To book your place for this event please book a free ticket and you will be sent the zoom link the day before the event. If you register once bookings have closed please email hannah@aspacearts.org.uk to be sent the link.

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