Derica Shields is a writer, researcher and programmer from London. Her work has appeared in Flash Art, Frieze, Girls Like Us, Live Art Almanac, the New Inquiry, Rookie and more. She is the co-founder of The Future Weird (2013–15), a screening and discussion series centered on experimental, world-unravelling films by African, African descended and Global South artists and directors, which presented programmes in Brooklyn, New York, Philadelphia and Detroit. As part of her 2017 Triple Canopy commission, she is completing a multi-format oral history project centering on black people's accounts of the UK welfare state. Her book project commissioned by Hannah Black is forthcoming from Book Works in autumn 2019.