Panel – On the Importance of Feminist Alliances in the Digital Space
Caribbean Archive was founded in 2019. It is a digital documentation of Black Caribbean women artists, educators, poets, dancers, anthropologists, and change-makers. The archive is a collection of work that details Black Caribbean women’s lives, historical narratives, and works of art that are representative of imaginative ways of being and protest. The different forms of media in the archive are letters, dance, film, paintings, and photographs. Caribbean Archive functions as an accessible educational tool.
Zainab Floyd is a Haitian and Black American practicing artist, archivist, curator, and educator based in New York. She was born in The Bronx but grew up in Mount Vernon, New York. She centers Black women narratives as the focal point of her works. Floyd is interested in themes of Black feminism, and post-colonialism. She utilizes archives of the Caribbean as a tool for re-imagining history and spaces for resistance. Zainab is the founder and artistic director of Caribbean Archive. It is a digital documentation of Black Caribbean women artists, educators, poets, dancers, anthropologists, and change-makers; all of whom have created a scholarship of work that is representative of agency and resistance. She is also the co-founder of ZAZA Uptown, an artist collective founded by Angelica Calderon and Zainab Floyd in 2019, dedicated to the progress of Afro-Caribbean femmes, women, GNC practicing artists in uptown New York.