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Letter from the future

Science fiction writing workshop


All good things must begin

A conversation between Audre Lorde and Octavia E. Butler


Saturday, January 27th, 11am - 2pm, at SBC

'Why Science Fiction?' Charlie Rose asks Octavia Butler, 'Because there are no closed doors. No walls... you can look at, examine, play with anything, absolutely anything'.

As part of Sepake Angiama's residency "All good things must begin", SBC will hold a sci-fi writing workshop where participants will write a collective letter to Montreal, from our future selves. 

Workshop details

The workshop will be led in English, with whisper translation to French - and/or other languages where possible. Applicants may register in either English or French. Please indicate any language needs you may have, at least 3 days prior to the event.

Participation is free of charge.

This workshop has been made possible through the generous support of the Goethe-Institut Montreal. 

Sepake in residence until January 31st

To write/record your own letter from the future to your present-day self, make an appointment to stop by the gallery. Contact us at


Accessibility Information

The Belgo Building and SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art are wheelchair accessible. There is one wheelchair accessible, gender-neutral bathroom on SBC’s floor. The event is free and kid-friendly.

We ask attendees to refrain from using scented products prior to the event or bringing them to the gallery space - including (but not limited to) perfume and cologne - to minimize risk for people with environmental sensitivities. 

Further accessibility information is available on our website.

To bring forward any other accessibility needs, requests or questions please contact Hikaru by phone at 514.861.9992 or by email at


Sepake Angiama is a curator and educator, whose interest lies in discursive practices, the social framework, and how we shape and form our experience in understanding the world. This has inspired her to work with artists who disrupt or provoke aspects of the social sphere through action, design, dance, and architecture. While in her position as Head of Education, Documenta 14 she initiated the project Under the Mango Tree: Sites of Learning in cooperation with ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) which gathers artist-led spaces, libraries and schools interested in unfolding discourses around decolonizing education practices that destabilize the European canon, through examining alternative epistemologies, notions of unlearning and indigenous knowledge. Previously she was the Head of Education for Manifesta 10 hosted by the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. She is currently a Fellow for BAK, Utrecht (basis voor actuele kunst) where she addresses through her research, Her Imaginary, how science fiction and feminism may harness the perfect tools for capturing a pedagogy of political and social imagination.

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