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Speculative Design: Afrofuturist and indigenous projections

Banqueting Hall
Chelsea College of Arts
16 John Islip Street
London SW1P 4JU

2nd May 2018


This afternoon symposium brings together researchers and practitioners whose work engages with the themes of Afrofuturism, Indigenous Futures, and other emerging areas of science-fictional/future-orientated cultural practice in which people of colour, indigenous cultures and non-Western subjects take centre stage.

Speculative design will be addressed in terms of its ability to raise problems, rather than solve them. As a tool for speculation, it opens up spaces for presenting problems, to model alternatives, and to generate imaginative responses. It will be explored in relation to cultural practices including art, comics and science fiction writing.’

Speakers:
Julian Henriques
Kelly Kayanama
Florence Okoye
More TBA!

Tickets: £8/£6 concessions (includes a free drink)

Image:Elizabeth La Pensee, She Carries the Water. Courtesy of the artist.

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