Collaborations & Organizing

My intentions in organizing various spaces and with people aligns with the framing provided by Arianna Howard et al (2016) in their article on Black feminist gathering spaces – spaces that are “relational, fluid, and directly shaped by the experiences of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation within social contexts…” sites in which I can also, as they do, “[share] stories of the past and narratively illustrating our everyday experiences by eliciting commentary and feedback from fellow sharers of the space. What matters to our discussion, then, is both the space as we create it, as well as the place in which it occurs.”

Victoria Okoye and AbdouMaliq Simone. Black Urbanism Consultative Forum. Sheffield Urban Institute and Sheffield Institute of International Development, University of Sheffield [ March 2021]

Victoria Okoye and William Jamal Richardson. Global Black Geographies Paper Session. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. [planned for AAG 2020, postponed to AAG 2021]

Victoria Okoye, Esra Can, Cathryn Klasto, Olivia Espinosa Trujillo, Gioia Fusaro, Danni Kerr, Yanisa Niennattrukal. Sheffield School of Architecture PhD Conference: Manifesto/s. [May 2018]

Victoria Okoye (African Urbanism) and Rita Garglo (No Limits Charity Organization), Teresa Meka (Photographer), Channelle Nicole Frazier (Art Curator). Akwaaba Photo: Youth Photography Workshop & Exhibition [September 2016-October 2017]