Seeda School is a skill development incubator for black feminist worldbuilding.


Seeda School hosts a 9-week retreat for developing a creative offer to fund, support and expand the time spent in your interdisciplinary practice.

Retreat Inside Desire

Seed A World Syllabus


Finally, a school for worldbuilders. The Seeda School worldbuilding framework guides you through 9 action steps to help you seed or return to your interdisciplinary practice and release a creative offer in 9 weeks.

Release a Creative Offer in 9 Weeks

Whether you're a multi-hyphenate returning to your creative practice or you're looking to seed a creative practice, the "Seed A World" online retreat will help you get clarity on how your various skills and curiosities weave into an interdisciplinary practice funding a world of your own design.




Course Modules


Live Open Studios


Revenue Generating Offer

Sliding Scale Pricing

$1,475 - $2,950

Payment Plans Available

  • Lifetime Access to Course Library
  • 9 Modules Based on Worldbuilding Framework
  • Pre-Recorded Offer Design Courses Released Weekly
  • Live Weekly Open Studio Sessions for Feedback on Your Creative Offer
  • Worldbuilder's Handbook
  • Private Podcast Feed of Course and Open Studio Recordings
  • Discord Community of Worldbuilders
  • Element X Quadrant
  • Creative Ecosystem Map
  • Offer Intersection Worksheet
  • Price Calculator
  • Visualization Exercises
  • Character Pyramid Template
  • Dream Participant Avatar Interview Questions
  • Framework Creation Tool
  • Transformation Statement Templates
  • Sales Funnel Kit
  • Creative Email Correspondence Kit
  • Lead Magnet Locator
  • Weekly Dispatch Planner
  • Launch Calendar Template
  • Income Forecasting Framework
  • First 100 Invitation Organizer
  • And more...

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Seed A World


Your wildness creates space for our collective imagination. Join us inside this retreat and learn how to design and release a creative offer that honors your interdisciplinary desire. Attend 9 weeks of open studio sessions for feedback from me and a community of fellow worldbuilders tending to the juicy wildness of their vision alongside you.

Seed A World

How It Works



Register for an upcoming Worldbuilding Workshop to learn how our framework can help you get clarity on interdisciplinary practice and potential revenue streams.


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Enroll into the Seed A World program to get access to the Worldbuilder's Handbook and join us for 9 weeks of courses, homework and LIVE open studio sessions for offer design feedback.


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Release an interdisciplinary offer at the end of 9 weeks with clarity and strategy in alignment with your desire and values. Download the syllabus to learn how.


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Why World Building?


We know this place as the North Carolina Black River, they know it as Cykofa. A parallel universe suspended among past and future — where cornrows are cryptography keys, data farms are data forests, the weaving loom is a computer, cotton is encoded with freedom dreams, and chain link fencing from demolished prisons is used as architectural membrane woven with plant life. In Cykofa the trees have learned to communicate using the data Cykofians have encoded in the tree’s DNA and tree ring memory.

In 2021, Seeda School founder Ayana Zaire Cotton developed and self-published Cykofa: The Seeda Origin Story, an experimental speculative fiction novella told through the journal entries of a non-binary biotechnologist named Seeda and the found data within an ancient, 2,600+ year-old bald cypress tree named Cy. The people of Cykofa have traditionally hosted their data within the DNA of the trees, but what happens when Seeda discovers a rip in the dendrochronological memory, exposing select datasets from our world? 

Leveraging over a decade's worth of experience visioning and releasing interdisciplinary projects, today Ayana enjoys a transdisciplinary practice where she's able to braid opportunities in form of fine art and biotechnology residencies, software engineering fellowships, guest lecturing on design, invitations to be a keynote listener at creative conferences, acceptance into artist focused business incubator, institutionally sponsored writing retreats and more by using the framework of world building to weave and clearly communicate her constellation of skills, curiosities and offers.



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Join us in seeding or deepening your practice by releasing an income generating offer through the framework of worldbuilding.


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