3 steps to Afrofuturism: CONCEPTUALISATION
Author
Mawena Yehouessi

Afrofuturism’s relation to fiction and even sometimes science-fiction helped it come forward. It is more than a way to esape, as it offers alternatives to a present that we have no grasp on and that can deprive us from our existence. It is the advent of using new imaginaries as critical tools to question the world in order to come up with new narrations of History. Afrofuturism is full of authors who present new — more or less radical but always new — representations of the world in order to think of, imagine and concretize another version of the world. Beyond dreams, Afrofuturism becomes a prospective methodology.

Read, watch or listen to:

Afrofuturism: The Next Generation (Ruth La Ferla, The New York Times)

Une arme pour le futur + Afrique, présence des futurs (Alain Vicky, Le Monde Diplomatique)

How The Prefix ‘Afro-‘ May Arrest Imagination & Manifesto Salesmanship (Phetogo Tshepo Mahasha, Indie Wire)

Is the prefix Afro- (as in “Afro-futurism”) arresting our imagination… (Rasheedah Phillips, The AfroFuturist Affair)

Artwork:

M.Y. for B(s)ttF

Translation by Justine Rousseau

Author

Mawena Yehouessi
Diplomée de Philosophie puis Gestion de Projets Culturels, Mawena fait ses premières armes dans les milieux de l’art contemporain tout en menant de front divers projets : soirées, édition, collectifs artistiques… Fondatrice et directrice de Black(s) to the Future, son objectif est simple : mettre en lumière la part « afro » du monde et performer le futur. | www.mawenayehouessi.fr // @ma.wena
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