Imani Jacqueline Brown

Imani Jacqueline Brown is an artist, activist, and researcher from New Orleans, LA. Her work investigates extractive financial, environmental, and labor practices to expose the layers of violence and resistance that comprise the crumbling societal foundations of the U.S. and Louisiana. Imani orients her practice toward the elusive flicker of justice on the horizon, knowing that our world will not find balance until reparations are won. Imani is the founder of Fossil Free Festival, a biennial gathering of art, music, food and conversations about the ethical contradictions of fossil fuel philanthropy; the Fest celebrates the foreseeable end of the Fossil Fuel Era. Imani received an MA from the Centre for Research Architecture (CRA) at Goldsmiths, University of London. Presently, she is a Visiting Researcher at the CRA, a Visiting Lecturer in Environmental Architecture at the Royal College of Art, and an Economic Inequality Fellow with Open Society Foundations.