Lakwena is an artist based in Dalston, East London. Utilising bright colour and bold text, her eye-catching paintings explore and gently subvert ideas relating to decolonisation, redemption, escapism, afrofuturism, and utopia. Her work has been shown internationally in cities including London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami, and more. Perhaps best known for her murals, her work has also appeared in public spaces from Tate Britain, Somerset House, Facebook and the Southbank Centre in London, to the Bowery Wall in New York, a juvenile detention centre in Arkansas and a monastery in Vienna.
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- Shaping Up CultureI worked with truly inspiring people to create Shaping Up Culture, a collection of inspirational and practical how-to guides by the Black British Business Award Winner Mark Maciver aka Slider Cuts. Shaping Up Culture is based on Maciver's own work in teaching others from a similar background to him how to run a successful business. Shaping Up Culture aims to inspire and equip young people from his community who can so easily get involved in the wrong things, or nothing at all. The book challeng