Residents / Arika Partnership Writing Residency

  • Mijke van der Drift

    Arika Partnership Writing Residency

    Mijke van der Drift is a philosopher and educator working on nonnormative ethics, trans studies, technology, and anti-colonial philosophy. Mijke lectures at KABK, the Hague, the Royal College of Art, London, and contributes to the Revolutionary Papers Project at the University of Cambridge. Mijke’s work has appeared in the Journal of Speculative Philosophy, the Journal of Aesthetics and Culture, in various independent publications as well as chapters in The Emergence of Trans (Routledge 2020), and The New Feminist Literary Studies Reader (Cambridge UP 2020). Van der Drift is currently working with the collective Red Forest on a performance project in Kyiv titled Sambatas Stagings, and a project titled Extractivism, Datafication, and Transformative Justice. With Nat Raha, Mijke is working on a book project, titled Trans Femme Futures.

    Mijke van der Drift and Nat Raha are at Hospitalfield undertaking a collaborative writing residency organised by Arika.

  • Nat Raha

    Arika Partnership Writing Residency

    Nat Raha is a poet and activist-scholar, based in Edinburgh. Her third collection of poetry is of sirens, body & faultlines (Boiler House Press, 2018). Nat’s recent publications include ‘blubber, guts, southern leith’, a long poem on Edinburgh’s role in industrial whaling and its near-ecocide, in MAP Magazine (online); ‘Imagining Queer Europe Then and Now’, a special issue of Third Text journal (January 2021), co-edited with Fiona Anderson and Glyn Davis; and the pamphlet four dreams (Earthbound Poetry Series, 2020). Nat is a Research Fellow on the ‘Life Support: Forms of Care in Art and Activism’ project at the University of St Andrews, which will open an exhibition at Glasgow Women’s Library in August 2021. She co-edits Radical Transfeminism Zine.

    Mijke van der Drift and Nat Raha are at Hospitalfield undertaking a collaborative writing residency organised by Arika.