Buchi Emecheta Space


Buchi Emecheta Space is located on the second floor in the library.

Please see our past events below.

dark red embroidered cloth installed by hanging on the wall.

Present Futures: Becoming an Archive

23 Oct - 1 Nov 2017

This ongoing project positions the archive as a space of becoming for women and non-binary people of colour

The first iteration of Becoming an Archive was at The Women’s Art Library. Through an open call, this ongoing project seeks to collect works and ephemera from women and non-binary artists of colour working in Britain since 1992-present. We invited artist Rebecca Bellantoni to produce a responsive commission that addresses and gives presence to the women of colour within in its holds as well as those who have been left out and overlooked. 

Through working together with Rebecca, our thinking around the archive began to shift. What, we began to ask, is the very nature of an archive housed in an institution doing for us? How does it engage and contribute to the contemporary moment of identity politics and collectivity? The exhibition moved upstairs and marked the opening of the Buchi Emecheta Space.