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We Should All Be Dreaming: Words Make Worlds

Maryan Abdulkarim & Sonya Lindfors

Cover of the publication: three people looking away; a person with a hijab cradling a mug; a black person with their hand next to their head; an older person with their hand on the black person's shoulder.

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We Should All Be Dreaming: Words Make Worlds

Concept and editing by Sonya Lindfors and Maryan Abdulkarim
Layout and Illustrations by Nadia Akingbule
Proofreading by Ndéla Faye, Steph Kretowicz and Alice Sewell
Coordination by Danai Anagnostou
Published by UrbanApa

Contributions by: Maryan Abdulkarim, Nadia Akingbule, Tamara 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

London and Helsinki 2021


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.

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 LIFTLOVES LONDON.