Afrofuturism as a movement has evolved alongside Hip Hop, similarly having no definitive beginning while simultaneously coalescing alongside Hip Hop in urban America during the late 1970s.
The AfroFuturist Affair is a community formed to celebrate, strengthen, and promote Afrofuturistic and Sci-Fi concepts and culture through creative events and creative writing. The organization aims to provide a space not only for further dialogue around Afrofuturistic ideas, but a space for actual, practical implementation of these ideas as they serve social progress and freedom.
Alondra Nelson is an award-winning author and Dean of Social Science at Columbia University. An interdisciplinary social scientist, her lectures, books, and articles explore the intersections of science, medicine, and social inequality. Her widely praised book, The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome, was published in January. Chair-elect of the Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association, her publications also include Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination; Genetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of DNA, Race, and History; and Technicolor: Race, Technology, and Everyday Life
Black(s) to the Future is an afrofuturist transmedia platform. It endorses a renewed relationship – forward-looking, sustainable and uninhibited ! – with africanness and its means of expression. Our goals ? :
• OVERTAKE a stereotyped collective unconscious on Africa/its diaspora ;
• PROVIDE a critical thought on what is blackness today ;
• NOURISH inspiration through an Afrofuturistic vision of the world.
Black(s) to the Future is a space where creative initiatives come together, taking up the AFRO + FUTURE challenge : artists, searchers, or casual onlookers… It addresses everyone involved in the building of tomorrow !