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Carbon

Carbon is a black trans artist, activist and academic. A proud member of the Trans Collective, Carbon organizes for the liberation of all (deliberately) marginalised people insupposedly post-Apartheid South Africa, with a particular focus on rental tenants, people with mental illnesses and black transgender people. Their multidisciplinary artistry includes videography, photography, podcasting, poetry, paintings, performance art and digital drawings.

As a recipient of the Astraea Global Arts Fund and the CREAte fellowship, Carbon has exhibited work at the Queer Feminist Film Festival and has poetry published in the Sol Plaatje European Awards anthology and performed poetry at The Open Book Festival. Carbon works at the intersections of gender studies, media studies and information systems, and has just completed their postgraduate studies in Gender and Media Studies, with extensive experience as a guest lecturer in gender studies for institutions such as University of the Western Cape Anthropology department and the SIT student study abroad programme

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