Malkia Okech*


Malkia is a Philadelphia-based curator, researcher, cultural producer, and community archaeologist. She is interested in the cross-sections of multi-modal archaeology, art, technology, cultural heritage, anti-capitalism, and liberation. Malkia graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019 with degrees in Near Eastern Language & Civilization and Digital Humanities. She is the Producer for Black Spatial Relics, an artist residency and annual convening exploring slavery, justice, and freedom. She is also a researcher for the Monument Lab National Monument Audit. She recently became an Activist-Curator Fellow for the Free Library and PASCAL consortium, where she is doing Abolitionist research and community archive building. After being an AR Developer on the Penn & Slavery Project App she continues to explore interdisciplinary digital projects.