Reclaiming Narratives – a workshop on racialised fatherhood

<i>Reclaiming Narratives</i>  – en workshop om rasistisk demonisering av fedre
USF Verftet, Visningsrommet

Amber Ablett


  • You don’t need any experience with writing or poetry and it is ok to join the workshop in both an active and quiet way.

  • The workshop will be lead in English but you can take part in the writing in any language.

  • Bring a notebook and pen, we will provide drinks and snacks.

If you have questions about the workshop or the topic, do not hesitate to get in touch with Touki: or send them a message on Instagram

Amber Ablett – My Fathers Left (sound installation)
14–17 March, USF Visningsrommet

Photo: Private family photo

Revolutionary Art collective Touki and artist Amber Ablett lead a writing and thinking workshop about fatherhood from the perspective of their children. Whilst media and news often repeats strong and present western and European white supremacist narratives about men of colour relating to fatherhood, this workshop will make space to creatively acknowledge the weight of these oppressive narratives and share the breadth of our stories and experiences that cannot be condensed into a single racist trope.
The workshop is open to BIPOC and all who understand and have experienced the racial demonising of fathers. Through collective poetry exercises and conversation we will explore and celebrate together the multitude of reasons why a father might be absent.

Presented in collaboration with Touki. Commissioned and presented in collaboration with BEK – Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts
Supported by Arts and Culture Norway, The Audio and Visual Fund & City of Bergen. Part of New Perspectives for Action – a project by Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the European Union.