Slow Factory’s Fellowship program evolved out of our practice of commissioning research and works across a broad range of areas of culture and industry.

Supporting 33 researchers, scientists, authors, engineers, activists and creators, representing 24 diasporic communities in 11 countries across 4 continents — Black, Palestinian & Arab, African, Indigenous (Turtle Island and Pacific Islands), and Asian; overwhelmingly femme and female-identifying.

We’re so proud to support and fund the work of Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Disabled folk exploring new ways of being and new ways of moving towards a just, equitable and sustainable future and society.

Fellowship 2024 — Media Justice

Afeef Nessouli

Collective Liberation, Palestine, & Queerness

Anam Raheem

Memoir from Gaza

Ayana Zaire Cotton

For the Worldbuilders Podcast Series

Daleen Saah

Mapping Palestine

Earshot Investigations Limited

Sonic Justice

jamila woods

Reclaiming & Reimagining Black Ancestral Land Connection

Jawaun Brown

Resisting Censors: Media Justice in Authoritarian Regimes

JJ Tembien

Internet Resilience Researcher

Kalpana Arias

Biohacking and Reclaiming Plant Narratives

Kymon Greyhorse

The Visceral Terrors of Being Native

Mohammed Usrof

Naley Matin and Sadia Hannan

Apartheid Animated

Rania Harrara

Tamika Abaka-Wood


Zineb Sbaia

Empowering Student Encampments

Fellowship 2023 — Systemic Change

Aditi Desai

Degrowth & Smart Cities

Allen Salway

The Role of Mutual Aid in Indigenous Sovereignty

Amber Starks

Black & Indigenous Futurisms

Cara Marie Piazza

Natural Dyeing & Hyperlocal Systems

Dr. Maytha Alhassen

Creative Critical Media Literacy

Dr. Suja R. Sawafta

Orientalism & Environmental Justice

Isaias Hernandez

Climate Education

Jennifer White-Johnson

Disability & Design

Korina Emmerich

Collective Indigenous Spaces

Makayla Wray

Design for Disassembly

maya finoh

A New Vision of Revolutionary Pan-Africanism & Black Liberation

Sha’Mira Covington

Black Fashion: Revolution and the Somatics of Joy and Pleasure

Sulaiman R. Khan

Disability & Intimacy

Tori Tsui

Environ(mental) health

Zaya Ribeiro

Indigenous Knowledge in Brazil

Fellowship 2022 — Systemic Change

Adib Dada

Nature-empowered Liberation

Charles El Hayek

19th century Mount Lebanon

Teju Adissa-Farar

Fashion & Amazon Deforestation