Flock Together: Outsiders by Ollie Olanipekun and Nadeem Perera
'Nature is a universal resource. For too long Black, Brown and people of colour have felt unwelcome and marginalised in spaces that should be for everyone.' Flock Together
Founded by Ollie Olanipekun and Nadeem Perera in summer 2020, Flock Together is the UK's first birdwatching collective for people of colour. Ollie and Nadeem share a mutual love of nature - it is their outlet when faced with neglect and prejudice, it is a place for deep thought and discovery, and it is the foundation on which their friendship and community is built.
Part memoir, part manifesto, Outsiders is Flock Together's call-to-action. Nature is a powerful source of creativity, inspiration and healing; however, it has not always felt like a safe space for people of colour. Flock Together is here to change that, by inspiring everyone, regardless of race, religion or economic status, to build their relationship with the outdoors and embrace all that nature has to offer.
Find out more about the group and their next meet-up on Instagram.
Nadeem Perera is a sports coach and activist. Also a self-taught birdwatcher of 13 years, he has acquired expert knowledge of birds, other wildlife and the great outdoors in rural England. He has found ways to connect this experience with communities of all ages through his work in youth football and other sports.
Ollie Olanipekun is a London based Creative Director and founder of award-winning creative agency Superimpose / Futurimpose with social responsibility at the core of his work. Empowering individuals and communities throughout his career, Ollie is committed to supporting this audience as well as building smoother pathways into the creative industries for the next generation of 'non-traditional' creatives.
14 x 22 x 2 cm