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Rotterdam, Netherlands

'Your silence will not protect you' is taken from the essay ‘The Transformation of Silence’, by writer, poet, intersectional feminist and activist Audre Lorde (1934-1992). In it she urges her readers to speak out against fear- that it is far better to be bruised and misunderstood than trapped afraid in muteness.  By airing difference, Lorde proposes a politics of speech that breaks down our imposed and imagined separations, becoming the grounds for shared understanding and commonality.

In Lorde’s spirit, Your Silence Will Not Protect You is a space of dialogue to freely test and trial ideas, experiments and fantasies