The talk by Stefano Harney and Tonika Sealy relates directly to the ethos of their collective, Ground Provisions, which curates events around art as a political form ‘from below,’ with particular reference to the carnival traditions. They will address the dialectic of regulation and improvisation in connection to Singapore and any city seeking status as an art capital.
Ground Provisions collective is started by Stefano Harney and Tonika Sealy. Stefano Harney teaches ethics at Singapore Management University. Most recently, he co-authored with Fred Moten, The Undercommons: fugitive planning and black study. He is a member of the freethought curatorial collective, and founder of the School for Study, a collective of university researchers.
Tonika Maria Sealy is a founding partner of Ground Provisions, a collective based in the Caribbean and working globally to produce art, education, and social change.