Lagos 2050: Shanty megastructures?

Improvised shanty-megastructures” drawn by Nigerian architect Olalekan Jeyifous.

“The sci-fi world has started to take notice of Lagos. The Nigerian city even had a starring role in the newest Captain America movie, sparking the tongue-in-cheek trending hashtag #CaptainAmericaInNigeria. Brooklyn-based Nigerian artist Olalekan Jeyifous has his own futuristic twist on the city. In a series dubbed Shanty Megastructures, he’s recreated a Lagos in 2050 where massive tin shacks tower over the city’s luxury real estate areas. Jeyifous used a series of digital software to create his 3D visuals which he then later rendered into digital photographs. He says it’s to represent the country’s marginalized poor.”

Source: https://www.cnn.com/style/article/lagos-shanty-megastructures/index.html

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The most gorgeous face mask of the year celebrates African design

“Nigeria-based architectural designer Tosin Oshinowo and U.K.-based textile designer Chrissa Amuah have created three gorgeous face masks, called Freedom to Move, commissioned by Lexus, which is an official automotive partner of the annual Design Miami show. The brief asked them to create a “design object of our times,” and what’s more fitting than a mask for 2020?”

Source: https://www.fastcompany.com/90581811/the-most-gorgeous-face-mask-of-the-year-was-inspired-by-afrofuturism

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UB Humanities forum on Afrofuturism and Black Utopias

artwork from the The Universe Tribe series by Lisa McLymont

“On November 19th, 2020, scholars in the field of Afrofuturism and Black Utopia gathered for a virtual conversation about the role of Black Utopian thought within African American history, and its importance for our current inflection point on race relations. The panel was organized and facilitated by Dr. Victoria W. Wolcott, Professor of History at the University of Buffalo and was presented by the UB Humanities Institute in conjunction with Humanities New York (Buffalo Humanities Festival: Utopia digital programming for 2020-2021). Dr. Wolcott is the author of a forthcoming publication, Living in the Future: Utopianism and the Long Civil Rights Movement (forthcoming, University of Chicago Press). The other panelists were, Julian C. Chambliss, Michigan State University, John Jennings, University of California, Riverside and Alex Zamalin, University of Detroit, Mercy.”

Source: https://www.buffalorising.com/2020/12/ub-humanities-forum-on-afrofuturism-and-black-utopias/

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The Future of Freedom in Africa

“Despite Ebola, Africa is rising. Since the 1990s, Africa has witnessed a change in its fortunes: the Cold War ended, apartheid was repealed, Marxism came to naught, and many cruel dictators lost their support. Africa is experiencing increased political and economic development, which is empowering African citizens to move out of poverty, develop their human capital, and continue development. While Africa’s growth is impressive, it is fragile and must be considered with cautious optimism.”

Source: https://www.atlasnetwork.org/news/article/the-future-of-freedom-in-africa

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Is Africa ready for a digital future?

“WHAT does digital connectivity mean for Africa’s industrial and economic development? Rockwell Automation Sub-Saharan Africa managing director, Barry Elliott, considers the possible impact of the ‘Internet of things in Africa’. Will automation, artificial intelligence and robotics – or as it’s been called, the ‘rise of the machines’ – really reduce the value of people and their roles as meaningful contributors to society?”

Source: https://www.chronicle.co.zw/is-africa-ready-for-a-digital-future/

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A Guide to Sun Ra on Film

“You could devote your entire life to exploring Sun Ra’s galaxy of music, art, and writing and never reach an end. During his 79 years on this particular planet, the interstellar bandleader was a perpetual motion machine of creativity, releasing countless records, touring constantly, and penning works of Afrofuturist poetry and philosophy. Ra’s universe is still expanding, more than a quarter-century after he left this earthly plane; there’s a seemingly never-ending flow of releases and rediscoveries, and the Sun Ra Arkestra, still an ongoing concern under the direction of saxophonist Marshall Allen, will release its first album since 1999 this month.”

Source: https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/a-guide-to-sun-ra-on-film/

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A Journey to Afrofuturism: Dare us Ditch the Lemons?

“The central ethos of the concept of Afrofuturism is the reimaging of the future through the lenses of the African. In the words of Mark Dery, the American author, who is credited to have coined the word Afrofuturism, the central question of the movement is “Can a community whose past has been deliberately rubbed out, and whose energies have subsequently been consumed by the search for legible traces of its history, imagine possible futures?”

Source: https://www.modernghana.com/news/1030863/a-journey-to-afrofuturism-dare-us-ditch-the-lemon.html

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Health tech pins hope on Africa’s pandemic shift to online care

“Across the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated changes in the way medicine is practiced as medical care increasingly begins with an online consultation rather than a face-to-face meeting. But the opportunities in Africa, where access to medical care is often restricted, are transformational and offer growth prospects to companies that provide online consultations and online sales of medicine.”

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-africa-tech-insigh/health-tech-pins-hope-on-africas-pandemic-shift-to-online-care-idUSKBN25Y0VG

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Everybody Eats, No Questions Asked at This Donations-Only Black-Owned Restaurant

At Drexell & Honeybee’s in Brewton, Alabama, restaurant owners Freddie and Lisa Thomas-McMillan display classic Southern hospitality. With their business philosophy, “Feed the Need,” they operate on a donation-based system without turning anyone away reports Good News Network.

Guests from all walks of life can come in and enjoy southern cuisine served family style. After their meal, tucked in the corner of the mom and pop soul food establishment, is a donation box where guests can leave a donation that fits their needs. These donations go right back into running the restaurant meaning the owners get virtually no profit, says Black Business.

Source: https://afrotech.com/everybody-eats-no-questions-asked-at-this-donations-only-black-owned-restaurant

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Disrupt Africa to power startup-focused sessions at digital event “Africa Tech Summit Connects”

“Disrupt Africa, an African news, research and eventing company, has reprised its partnership with Africa Tech Summit (ATS) to power startup-focused sessions and pitching opportunities at the Africa Tech Summit Connects digital event next month. Following successful annual Summits in Kigali, London, Washington DC, and Shanghai, ATS will celebrate its 10th edition online on October 20-22. Africa Tech Summit Connects… will continue to drive business, investment, and connections with tech leaders, corporates, international investors, startups, and decision makers… The exclusive virtual business summit is not “another webinar,” and instead aims to maximize each delegate’s time with AI-powered smart matchmaking, live 1:1 video meetings, and the ability to find new customers, innovative products, investors, and opportunities via a virtual business marketplace.”

Source: https://disrupt-africa.com/2020/09/disrupt-africa-to-power-startup-focused-sessions-at-digital-event-africa-tech-summit-connects/

Virtual summits appear to be the thing of the future – and of the present, too, apparently. Connection is the name of the game. International connection opens doors that may not even exist domestically. So, if your tech startup is struggling to find startup capital, then perhaps a look at international opportunities may be in order.

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