What Is Afrofuturism? Part 17: Decentering Cultural Space in Afrofuturism


Afrofuturism as an aesthetic and critical lens is known for its analyses and strategies of decentering and revising norms and stereotypes about race, gender, sexuality and class, but as Afrofuturism is expanding, there are other areas, besides the ones mentioned before, to still be worked on like issues of globalism (“the neoliberal vision of homogenising […]

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What Is Afrofuturism? Part 11: Makani Themba-Nixon’s Black Future


Below is Mo Barbosa’s introduction and the rest of Themba-Nixon‘s keynote speech,  “Certain Blacks: Future Frames from the Liberated Zone” from the Design Studio for Social Intervention’s Black History Month Series: Makani Themba is clear black water into which our dreams of ourselves plunge and are rejuvenated, beautiful and full of humanity.  Trails of wisdom dust […]

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