Derica Shields is a writer, researcher and programmer from London. Her work has appeared in the New Inquiry, Rookie, Girls Like Us, Live Art Almanac, Flash Art and more. She is the co-founder of The Future Weird, a (now defunct) screening and discussion series centered on experimental, world-unravelling films by black artists and directors. As part of a 2017 Triple Canopy commission, she is developing a multi-format oral history project centering on Black people's accounts of the UK welfare state. She is also working on a book project commissioned by Hannah Black for a new Book Works series.