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Semblance, Severance, and the Intimacy of Language

26/01/2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Join us for our language workshop Semblance, Severance, and the Intimacy of Language with Marissa Malik + mother tongues at DIY Space for London on the 26th of January from 2 to 5pm.

In the first part of the workshop, Marissa Malik will discuss her current research concerning how identity formation occurs amongst second generation people of color, and the effects of language erasure (specifically the loss of mother tongues and ancestral tongues) in attempted assimilation as she reads and discusses extracts from her essay Language Erasure: The loss of mother tongue(s) in diaspora.

For the second part of the workshop, Marissa Malik + mother tongues will facilitate an open discussion. Please bring a personal object, word, or phrase that holds meaning to you and your relationship to language.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided!



***We aim to make this space as accessible as possible to all folx! Please contact Marina at mothertonguescollective@gmail.com if you are differently abled/qtipoc+ and have any concerns about attending. This includes (but is not limited to) transport to and from the venue, arranging for childcare, as well as dietary preferences***

Marissa Malik is a London based artist and researcher exploring mysticism, language formation, and diasporic identity through printmaking, writing, illustration, and video.

mother tongues is an interdisciplinary and research-led collective applying decolonial, feminist and queer theory in exploring language and identity.


DIY Space for London
96-102 Ormside St
London, SE15 1TF United Kingdom