Blak Outside, 2021
Creative collective Blak Outside hosted an intergenerational after-school club for foster carers, children in care and birth children.
In 2021, the multidisciplinary creative collective Blak Outside hosted an intergenerational after-school club for Barking and Dagenham-based foster carers and children in care at The White House Dagenham. Through growing, cooking, walking and mapping, they explored ways to decolonise knowledge, ancestry, plant history, nature and the built environment. They celebrated being safely and proudly outside.
Blak Outside is a multidisciplinary creative collective providing culturally diverse and inclusive events. The collective host the Blak Outside Festival, an annual grassroots intergenerational event supportive of working class social housing residents and the QTIBIPOC community. Blak Outside is also a Serpentine Gallery Fellow. Carole Wright, founding member of Blak Outside, is a creative urban activist, community gardener and beekeeper. Carole currently manages two community gardens in Southwark, South London. Recent projects include: Blak Outside 2020 Festival, The Garden Museum and Peabody Blackfriars, 2020; Walking My Manor, Cordwainers Grow, 2020; Walking Whilst Being Blak Outside, Industria Publication, 2020; IFLA World Congress, 2019; The Big Lunch, Eden Project, 2019 and Penfold Medicinal Garden, The Showroom, 2018.