Radical love: The pedagogy of care in bell hooks


Welcome to “RADICAL LOVE: CARE AS RESISTANCE”, a series of events that explore practices of care in queer and BIPOC artistic and activist communities.

How do we remember Black thinkers who have left us? More importantly, what do we do with what they have given us?
bell hooks passed away in 2021. As a radical Black feminist, thinker and writer, hooks has been pivotal to an entire generation of Black feminists to formulate and carve new ways of critical thinking around gender, race, but also subjects like popular culture, capitalism, love and friendships.
The second part of the programme, “RADICAL LOVE: CARE AS RESISTANCE!” will focus on all things bell hooks and center on what she teaches us about care. It is also a celebration and a call for a collective gathering to honour the many ways we have learned through the radical lens of hook’s pedagogy.

We have invited two of Sweden’s most radical voices to help us formulate how we can continue to be critical about our contemporary and foster care within our communities.
VALERIE KYEYUNE BACKSTRÖM is a critic and writer based in Stockholm. She regularly writes about literature and art for media outlets such as Expressen, and published her debut novel, ”Ett nytt England” in 2020.
MMABATHO THOBEJANE (she/they) is currently a producer at MDT, located on Skeppsholmen, as well as an independent curator and writer based in Stockholm. Her curatorial research and practice are engaged with Black and indigenous artists and theorists who excavate, map and mobilize an ‘otherwise’.

We can’t wait to see you there and share this space of care together.
Warmly welcome!

“Radical love: care as resistance” is curated and organised by producer/curator SAMUEL GIRMA, and artist SAM HULTIN for IASPIS.

ACCESSIBILITY: Accessible toilets and elevators are available in the building. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us on [email protected]

Radical love: The pedagogy of care in bell hooks, – Valerie Kyeyune Backström & Mmabatho Thobejane
FREDAG 14 OKTOBER, KL. 18:00–20:00
Evenemang av Iaspis Konstnärsnämnden, Samuel Girma och Sam Hultin
Iaspis Konstnärsnämnden