Inspired by their training in theoretical chemistry, Shakara aims to merge their disciplines with traditional creative practices, to tell compelling stories of black and queer women in the diaspora bringing a fresh perspective and amplifying voices that are often marginalised.

In 2023, Shakara was one of Watershed Fellows in Residence as part of the MyWorld Ideas programme spending six months in residence at Celestial from June 2023. This practical and analytical Fellowship explored the world of drone light shows, and the possibilities for Artificial Intelligence to influence the process of creating them, both technically and creatively.