Farrah Rahaman is a Trinidadian bred, Philadelphia based cultural worker who understands media in its most capacious form, being attune to the forms of creative expression which mediate and mediatize liberation practices. Through her scholarship, space-making and creative pursuits, Farrah claims her work in the tradition of radical, decolonial love and praxis.
Farrah is situated within a constellation of Caribbean theorists and cultural workers who have prompted us to unhinge from modernity’s notion of liberal humanism and locate ourselves within more expansive modes of being and relating to our environments in the longue durée of life on earth, outside of the nation state, militarism and empire.
Currently, she is producing on a media ethnography focusing on the reemergence of Third Cinema festival, exhibition, production and development spaces in North America, being highly attune to the role of artists, organizations and collectives whose liberation work unavoidably brush up against and strategically reject the neoliberal impulses around representation, diversity and the industries which fuel them. She is also the creator of a performance intensive study space dedicated to the life and legacy of Trinidadian communist and Notting Hill Carnival founder Claudia Jones.