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The people’s art

is the genesis

of their freedom


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Laku means 'yard' - the space where creative making, sharing and conversations take place. Neg translates to 'Black' within Haitian Kréyòl. We call ourselves Laku Neg as a symbol of our embodiment of home/Land and the many places we call home, the practices of empowerment and the creative nature of resistance.

Latest Articles
26 February 2024
Displacement has disrupted our rich traditions – our literal modes of survival – leaving us without actualising rites for our current state. A lack of collective intention bodes ill for the future. How then can we unpack our past and engage with our present to disrupt these futures?    
02 January 2024
I can’t speak for other Black artists, I can only discuss my own experience as a Black woman in the arts. It is something that requires skin like iron and a gentle beating heart, it is something that, I believe, has not quite fulfilled its great potential due to historical oppression, exclusion and misuse.
25 April 2023
You might be familiar with the notion of: You’ve got to be twice as good to get half as far. Embedded within sentiments like this, is the recognition that oftentimes we are operating within systems that favour Whiteness, able-bodiedness and cis masculinity.
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Laku Neg in conversation with author, scholar activist Dr April-Louise Pennant