Painting of two black people wearing sunglasses surrounded by leaves and a tree with buildings obscured in layers

Pamela Phatsimo Sundstrum, The Archivist, 2018. Pencil and acrylic on canvas. 142cm x 112cm.

Relaunch! …from tomorrow’s yesterdays Reading Group

with texts selected by Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa

Monday 29th June – Ongoing

Rhubaba is delighted to present a relaunch of our online reading and discussion platform …from tomorrow’s yesterdays with texts selected from our next guest curator, Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa. Emma’s research looks at how colonial histories can be omitted, erased and obscured or abstracted. The texts she has selected consider and interrogate these “missing” parts of historical records particularly in education where teaching historical narratives filter through an imperial lens.

If you are interested in joining, please email Rhubaba at by Sunday 28th June with ‘from tomorrow’s yesterdays’ in the subject line. Texts will be disseminated to members of the group via email and details of upcoming Zoom workshops will follow shortly.

This is free to attend and no prior knowledge is required to join.

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…from tomorrow’s yesterdays began as a continuation of an online event held in April 2020, Afrofuturism & Spatial Practices, a performance lecture by Natasha Ruwona. Rhubaba invited Natasha to curate an online reading list which explored her research into Afrofuturism and the (re)imagining of possible futures. We are now relaunching the blog as a space for our community to engage with resources, as well as upcoming content selected by guest curators and artists.
Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa (b. Scotland) is an artist and scholar. She has a background in Literature from Cambridge University and Art from the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. Her works cover a wide range of media, including installation, sound, video, photography, printmaking and drawing.