We Should All Be Dreaming is an ongoing practice initiated in 2018 by artist-activist duo Sonya Lindfors and Maryan Abdulkarim. The project focuses on the radical potential of decolonial dreaming as a restorative and subversive practice and materializes through different iterations that are always context-specific.
Event Participants: Tamara Al-Mashouk, Adelaide Bannerman, P. Sam Kessie, Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan
Hosting & Facilitation: Sonya Lindfors & Maryan Abdulkarim
We Should All Be Dreaming: Words Make Worlds is Commissioned in the frame of A I S T I T / coming to our senses contemporary art program produced by The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, The Finnish Cultural Institute in the UK and Ireland, Institut finlandais and The Finnish Institute in Germany. Co-produced by UrbanApa and presented by LIFT as part of LIFT LOVES LONDON.
The event is supported by LIFT and co-distributed by LIFT and Urbanapa.
Contributions by: Maryan Abdulkarim, Tamara Al-Mashouk, Ranya Al-Mashouk, Adelaide Bannerman, Ama Josephine Budge, Sarah Devi Chander, Ndéla Faye, claire gilder, Justina Kehinde, P. Sam Kessie, Sonya Lindfors, Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, Veronica McKenzie, Minna Salami, Vidha Saumya, SERAFINE1369.
Concept and editing: Sonya Lindfors and Maryan Abdulkarim
Layout and Illustrations: Nadia Akingbule
Proofreading: Ndéla Faye
Coordination: Danai Anagnostou
London and Helsinki 2021
UrbanApa is an anti-racist and feminist art community that acts as a platform for art events, new ways of doing, and discourses that centre on art. UrbanApa’s values include communality, intersectional feminism, decolonialism, inclusivity, equality, softness, play, and joy. The community strives to look into the future, and to rethink the kind of art that could and should be done.
LIFT, London’s biennial international festival of theatre, has been bringing joyful, daring, and unforgettable theatre from around the world to London for 40 years, using the whole of the city as its stage. LIFT’s mission is to create powerful, invigorating experiences that challenge artistic, political, and social conventions; to champion artist advancement at home and abroad; to lead sustainable internationalism; and to celebrate and connect London to theworld.
The Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland is an expert on Finnish culture and society. The Institute supports the internationalisation of Finnish contemporary art and helps artists, researchers and social and cultural actors to create international networks. The Institute was founded in 1991 and it is a non-profit, private foundation funded by The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.