Reparative Archaeology / by Edna Bonhomme


I took part in a two-day symposium on reparative archeology with Coven Collective as part of the Forschungamaschine (organized by the Society for Artistic Tesearch and the German Society for Aesthetics).

The workshop interrogates Archives, hierarchies of power in the arts, the politics of care, and imagination. I gave a talk that looked at mapped enslaved narratives, herbal archives, and Black musical joy (Haitian Rafa music). After the talk, we broke out into coven-led workshops on homonationalism and transgender herbal healing. We exercised radical care by collectively making soup joumou, plantains and pikliz. This was a space for co-learning, and creative growth.