A student-led conference on Afrofuturism: Designing New Narratives to Empower the African Diaspora will be taking over The New School at Brooklyn’s Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) this weekend, running across the two locations from May 1 to May 3.
The conference follows on the footsteps of the Afrofuturism Film Festival, running from April 27 to 30, and sets up a combination of performances, lectures, panels, workshops, theatre pieces, art happenings, as well as film, music, scholarly works, and community events to examine and deconstruct Afrofuturism.
Looking at the topic through structured themes — including “Narrative as Technology”, “Past Present Future Movements”, and “Aesthetic Revolution” — the conference introduces itself as a “cultural and aesthetic movement for the radical emancipation of people of colour”, with screenings of Newlyweeds by Shaka King, followed by a Q+A, and of Oversimplification of Her Beauty with Terence Nance.
See the event page for details . **