colours poster with multi-coloured patterned background and photo of Janani Balasubramanian. Text reads: World we need some space! A night of art and performance with Janani Balasubramanian. Feb 22. Art Gallery of Alberta. Free! doors at 6:30 and performances at 7. physically accessible and asl interpreted.


The Alberta Public Interest Research Group and the Gender Based Violence Prevention Project are excited to announce: Janani is in Edmonton, Treaty Six Territory.

Janani Balasubramanian is a South Asian literary and performance artist based in Brooklyn. Their work deals broadly with empire, desire, microflora, ancestry, apocalypse, and the Future. They’re one half of the spoken word duo DarkMatter. Janani writes for Black Girl Dangerous (an online forum for QTPOC), and work with the Rootspace Design Collective. They’re currently working on their first sci-fi novel, H. You can read more of Janani’s work at

While in town, Janani will be hosting a workshop and a performance. These events are free and open to the public but registration is required for the workshop.

Details on each separate event below:
Show: Dear world, we need some space!
Saturday February 22, 2014
FB Event:

Workshop: Protect me from what I want: a workshop on race, capitalism, and desire
Sunday February 23, 2014

More details to come in the New Year, but please save the date!

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APIRG is located on Indigenous Territories and explicitly acknowledges that as we work towards identifying, challenging, and addressing intersections of oppression, it is critical to confront the ongoing practices of colonization of indigenous peoples and the land on which we live.