Looking to the future to remember Stephen Lawrence

(Article by News Reporter posted on londonnewsonline.co.uk. Photo credit: Ancient Futures Picture: creativepowerr)

“Afrofuturism theatre, robotic swans performing on water, and aerial performances have been announced in a festival which marks 30 years since Stephen Lawrence was murdered. UK and international artists are being brought together with a programme of outdoor theatre, performance, art, dance and circus in iconic public spaces across London…”

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Afro Con returns to Jackie Robinson Family YMCA

(Article by Beth Accomando on kpbs.org. Photo Credit: Deniran Films)

“The second annual Afro Con takes place this weekend at the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA. Afro Con evolved out of the Afrofuturism Lounge that took place outside of Comic-Con back in 2018. That was the year that “Black Panther” rousingly brought Afrofuturism to mainstream consciousness…”

Read the article: https://bit.ly/3AQTJy2

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The Past and Future of Afrofuturism

(Article by John-Baptiste Oduor posted on artreview.com. Photo credit: Kara Walker)

“The body of work loosely contained under the label of Afrofuturism exists within two radically distinct but conceptually overlapping timelines. The first encompasses the history of the United States but focuses its attention on slavery and its aftermath, traced all the way into the current century – the longue durée…”

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Imagining New Black Futures for a Good Cause

(Article by Pendarvis Harshaw posted on kqed.org. Photo credit: EOYDC)

“Not only are there Black folks in the future—they’re fly, too. At the Black Futures Ball at the Bridge Yard on Aug. 6, you’ll see a blend of Comic-Con with a traditional gala and Town culture, says Selena Wilson, CEO of the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC), which is hosting the event…”

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The World’s First International Black Heritage Month Connects The African Diaspora To Celebrate Juneteenth (USA) And Windrush Day (UK) Around The World Virtually

(Article by editor on africa.com. Photo credit: editor)

“With a digital media platform that focuses on World Shapers, Afro-Futurism, Cultural Bridge Builders, and much more for 2022. Can you imagine the modern world without the influences of Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Idris Elba, Naomi Campbell, Lewis Hamilton, or Sade? When we look at science and inventions, the contributions by people of color go wide and far from developing mathematics to architecture and much more especially from the continent of Africa…”

Read the entire article: https://bit.ly/3HQIWXX

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What Missy Elliott did for Afrofuturism

(Video by Say It Loud posted on youtube.com. Photo credit: Say It Loud)

“Missy Elliott and her frequent collaborators have produced over two decades of music videos that we are going to attempt to justify as Afrofuturistic work. Grab your inflatable trash bags, as we take a stroll down memory lane…”

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/_NMLz042NHk

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X Nubia Phi: Afrofuturist Network

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X Nubia Phi is a social network designed specifically to connect Afrofuturist creatives and supporters of Afrofuturist visual arts, literature, sound art, mythology, and other sciences. Ultimately, we envision a network that Afrofuturist creatives utilize to create the future.

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An Educational Guide to Afrofuturism

(Event posted on inmenlo.com. Photo Credit: Celia C. Peters)

“An Educational Guide to Afrofuturism” is a multimedia primer on the definition, origins and foundations of Afrofuturism. It explores the cultural phenomenon across its various expressions in art, music, film and fashion, including an introduction to the players whose works comprise the genre. On Wednesday, April 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, resenter Celia C. Peters will provide a multifaceted introduction to what is one of the 21st century’s most powerful cultural juggernauts…”

Read more and register: https://bit.ly/3EL2co2

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Kino Lorber Acquires ‘Neptune Frost’ By Saul Williams And Anisia Uzeyman

Article by Valerie Complex on deadline.com. Photo credit: Chris Schwagga.

“The film takes place amid the hilltops of Burundi, where a collective of computer hackers emerges from a mining community, the result of a romance between a miner and an intersex runaway…” 

Read the article: https://bit.ly/3sGnRdh

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Elastic Arts hosts the fourth annual Afrofuturist Weekend

(Article by J.R. Nelson and Leor Galil in chicagoreader.com)

“The fourth annual Afrofuturist Weekend comes to Elastic Arts from Friday, October 22, through Sunday, October 24, with evening programs on Friday and Saturday and daytime programs on Saturday and Sunday. The festival’s organizers describe it as a “celebration of Black artists making forward-looking work that envisions radically positive futures for Black people,” and in that spirit, this year’s lineup is jam-packed with visionaries working in several different modes.”

Source: https://chicagoreader.com/music/elastic-arts-hosts-the-fourth-annual-afrofuturist-weekend/

If you are in Chicago this weekend, this event is a must-attend. Check it out and let us know how it is.

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