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The Free Sea

Trauma is when your home ceases to exist. Using a collage of documentary and artistic intervention, these four artists and scholars confront the catastrophe of global warming as the rising sea literally dissolves the Maldives and, subsequently, those lives that are lived upon them.

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S. Ayesha Hameed

Goldsmiths, University of London

Dr. S. Ayesha Hameed is a Lecturer in Visual Cultures and the Joint Programme Leader in Fine Art and History of Art Research Fellow in Forensic Architecture at Goldsmiths, London. She received her PhD in Social and Political Thought at York University, Canada in 2008. Her work explores contemporary borders and migration, critical race theory, Walter Benjamin, and visual cultures of the Black Atlantic. Her studio practice includes video and performance. Currently, her postdoctoral research is in two parts: (1) the preparation of a book manuscript entitled The Law of the Jungle Can't Last; and (2) a practice-based research project entitled Performing the Border.