International Travel in a Black Body

This class is about exploring the personal, practical and political while traveling internationally in a Black Body.

Location
Maryland Institute College of Art
Instructor
nia
Part of
December 9th Knowledge Exchange Day
Sessions
Saturday, December 9, 2017 10:30 - 12:00 PM
 
 

This class is about exploring the personal, practical and political while traveling internationally in a Black Body. Specifically for black bodies traveling to black or “colonized” countries.It’s essentially the study abroad preparedness workshop, I wish I had gotten.

In this class we will read and ponder on topics like colonialism. globalization, anti-blackness, classism and escapism. The intention
of this class is to get the student prepared for the specific blend of enlightenment that happens when a black person leaves the States in hope of communing with others like themselves.

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Nia Hampton is an emerging writer, filmmaker, and multimedia artist. As an international journalist her work on the black Diaspora has been published with Al Jazzera America, VICE, TeleSur, OnSheGoes and
the now defunct CityPaper. She been living in/traveling in between Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador since 2013. Her short film “Girl Meets Girl” which she shot in Salvador, has since screened with the BaltiGurls BLK LUV show in Baltimore and New York. She’s currently preparing for her first gallery showing entitled “GlowingPain a Retrospective” which aims to put the viewer in her footsteps through the Diaspora. You can learn more about her at niahampton.com.