Strategies for Survival

Weeksville Heritage Center
Brooklyn, NY | 2021

Using Zoom breakout rooms, nine women from Weeksville’s community in Brooklyn, read and performed manifestos, poems, and other texts written by Black feminist artists, writers, and activists. Each woman live-streamed herself from a space that had been significant to her during 2020—a year in which people all around the world spent in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A cozy kitchen, a neighborhood café, an improvised home office, and a Montessori school, among others, connected the content of the texts to the performers’ realities. Zoom’s format allowed members of the audience to jump between the nine spaces.

The project received the support of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, where an earlier version of Strategies of Survival was presented in 2018.

Click here for a PDF version of the program and the participant’s bios.





Strategies for Survival
    • Strategies for Survival
    • Feminist Manifestos
Along Those Lines

    • Toei Oedo
    • The A
No News, Good News
Now, Life Is Living You

• The Politics of the Commons