Imani
Jacqueline
Brown




Black Ecologies,
2018 –

1. Gulf
2. Forest islands of our ecological diaspora
3. The holes in the earth mirror the holes in our souls (and from them we can grow trees)
4. What remains at the ends of the earth?
5. Black Ecologies

6. Follow the Oil

7. To the pigeons on my balcony: A love letter
8. The Remote Sensation of Disintegration

9. Will the river remember the land we lost?

10. Fossil Free Fest


Forensic Architecture,
2020 – Present
1. Restituting Evidence: Genocide and Reparations in German Colonial Namibia
2. If toxic air is a monument to slavery, how do we take it down?

Blights Out,
2014 – 2018

1. Blights Out

2. Under Water (1731-2001)

3. The Living Glossary

4. Blights Out for Mayor

5. Blights Out for President


Occupy Museums,
2011 – 2018

1. Occupy Museums

2. Debt of 500 Artists Largely Owned by Five Nongovernmental Economic Superpowers (After Hans Haacke)

3. Debtfair


&c.

1. Truth as Theatrical Fiction

2. From here I can see this era fade at the edges of my vision

3. Solitary Gardens

4. The House that Herman Built


Writing,
2014 –

1. “Ecological Witnessing” in Fieldwork for Future Ecologies
2. MARCH Issue 2: Black Ecologies
3. Black Ecologies: an opening, an offering

4. To the pigeons on my balcony: a love letter

5. Should we consider fossil fuel extraction an unjust enterprise?

6. Between You and Me (parts 1, 2, and 3)

7. The Black Market: Kevin Brisco, Jr.

8. Zombifying Neighborhoods

9. Performing Bare Life


Bio,
1988 –

Imani Jacqueline Brown is an artist, activist, curator, writer, and architectural researcher from New Orleans, based in London. Her work investigates the “continuum of extractivism,” which spans from settler-colonial genocide and slavery to fossil fuel production and climate change.
 In exposing the layers of violence and resistance that form the foundations of settler-colonial society, she opens space to imagine paths to ecological reparations.

    Imani's practice combines photography and videography, curatorial and archival research, ecological philosophy, legal theory, people’s / oral history, remote sensing, and counter-cartography. These strategies disentangle the spatial logics that make geographies, unmake communities, and break Earth’s geology. Her research is disseminated internationally through art installations, public actions, reports, and testimony delivered to courts and organs of the United Nations.

        Imani received her MA with distinction from the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2019 and her BA in Anthropology and Visual Arts from Columbia University in 2010. Among other things, she is currently a doctoral candidate in the School of Geography at Queen Mary, University of London, a research fellow with Forensic Architecture, and an associate lecturer in MA Architecture at the Royal College of Arts.



All images and texts on this site are the creations of Imani Jacqueline Brown, unless otherwise noted, e.g. photodocumentation of works or collaborative projects.
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