BlackInk is a magazine focusing on Black arts, heritage and cultural politics. An interface between a physical magazine and digital content, BlackInk is a creative response bringing together a range of interconnected international voices from across the African and African Caribbean Diaspora and indigenous communities.
BlackInk Issue 1
Rooted in the events of 2020, issue 1 explores Black British Theatre, arts and culture, Afrofuturism, activism and identity and new writing. Introducing Launchpad artists Ade Coker, Tolu Coker, Stephen Anthony Davids, Shangomola Edunjobi and Ana Paz. Featuring contributions from nora chipaumire, Sam Cook, Hyppolite Ntiguirirwa, Chaedria LaBouvier and more.
BlackInk Issue 2
For October 2021, issue 2 provides an insight into Black British dance, reflecting on both the history and pioneers such as Barrington Anderson alongside contemporary voices shaping the future of the sector. Contributing writers include Roshini Kempadoo, Freddy Houndekindo, Amanda Parker, Peter Adjaye, Mark Sealy and Beverley Bryan and more, touching on topics ranging from Black British activism through to manifestos for existence and excellence. The publication introduces Launchpad artists Kat Anderson, Charlie Evaristo-Boyce and Isaac Ouro-Gnao, with cover art by Nyugen E Smith.