‘Talanoa’ is a word used widely across the Pacific to describe storytelling. Talanoa is a transparent and inclusive dialogue – ‘Tala’ meaning talking or telling stories and ‘noa’ meaning “zero or without concealment”. Centring sharing, warmth, love, humour and respect, the act of talanoa allows for collective empathy and understanding.
With this in mind, co-curators of Blak-Queer Futurism, Alec Reade and Kalyani Mumtaz invite you to join Aunty Amao Leota Lu, Leah Avene and Tyson Campbell in a discussion, centring each members experiences in identity and aspirations of the future.
Each responder will share phenomenological ideas towards how they believe theirs and their community’s future will come to fruition, and ways in which they have and continue to approach this today.
Image : 'Dandy Boy' by Peter Waples-Crow