The AfroFuturist Affair

A Charity & Costume Ball

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Look, without our stories, without the true nature and reality of who we are as People of Color, nothing about fanboy or fangirl culture would make sense. What I mean by that is: if it wasn’t for race, X-Men doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the history of breeding human beings in the New World through chattel slavery, Dune doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the history of colonialism and imperialism, Star Wars doesn’t make sense. If it wasn’t for the extermination of so many Indigenous First Nations, most of what we call science fiction’s contact stories doesn’t make sense. Without us as the secret sauce, none of this works, and it is about time that we understood that we are the Force that holds the Star Wars universe together. We’re the Prime Directive that makes Star Trek possible, yeah. In the Green Lantern Corps, we are the oath. We are all of these things—erased, and yet without us—we are essential.
Junot Díaz, “The Junot Díaz Episode" (18 November 2013) on Fan Bros, a podcast “for geek culture via people of colors” (via kynodontas)

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The Future Weird x The AfroFuturist Affair Movie Night
The Future Weird short film screening series out of Brooklyn joins The AfroFuturist Affair in Philly for an evening of sci-fi, experimental, speculative & weird short films by directors from Africa and the Global South, with live, thematic musical interludes from experimental/electronic artists  Marlo Reynolds and Moor Mother Goddess. Join us on Saturday, May 10 at LAVA Space from 4 to 9pm to screen two of The Future Weird’s curated tracks, VISIONS OF EXCESS and IN SEARCH OF A BLACK ATLANTIS, 
 Cost: $5 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds Snacks Sponsored by:Philadelphia Printworks, GriotWorks, The Future Weird, and The AfroFuturist Affair

The Future Weird x The AfroFuturist Affair Movie Night

The Future Weird short film screening series out of Brooklyn joins The AfroFuturist Affair in Philly for an evening of sci-fi, experimental, speculative & weird short films by directors from Africa and the Global South, with live, thematic musical interludes from experimental/electronic artists Marlo Reynolds and Moor Mother Goddess.

Join us on Saturday, May 10 at LAVA Space from 4 to 9pm to screen two of The Future Weird’s curated tracks, VISIONS OF EXCESS and IN SEARCH OF A BLACK ATLANTIS,


Cost: $5 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds
Snacks

Sponsored by:
Philadelphia Printworks, GriotWorks, The Future Weird, and The AfroFuturist Affair

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Modern Griots Reviews: MoonDance at PS1

afutureancient:

Many go to church on Sundays for inspirational music and message, but last Sunday I was at the Moondance event at MOMA’s PS1 in Queens for them. Organized by DJ King Britt, the event, which took place in tent dome, featured several DJs, several musical performances, poetry and a discussion on Afrofuturism. The afrofuturistic event was filled with the interplay between fragments of past and future…

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dancinginyourhead:

Really happy to share that my Afrofuturistic inspired series for my portfolio will be today (17th) and the 18th featured at Semaine Africaine at Sciences Po Paris, organized by ASPA (Sciences Po Students Association for Africa)

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shadowstookshape:

Dear followers, 
We’d like to extend a huge thank you to each of you for liking, reblogging and following this tumblr and supporting The Shadows Took Shape programming. 
This will be this tumblr page’s final post but we suggest following The AfroFuturist Affair moderated by guest blogger Rasheedah Phillips. 
P.S. You can purchase the exhibition’s catalogue here.
See you in the afrofuture,
Studio Museum in Harlem

thanks so much for the love Studio Museum! it was truly a pleasure and an honor to guest blog such a fly blog and to co-host the Kindred book club with John Jennings. Peace into the Afrofuture - rp 

shadowstookshape:

Dear followers, 

We’d like to extend a huge thank you to each of you for liking, reblogging and following this tumblr and supporting The Shadows Took Shape programming. 

This will be this tumblr page’s final post but we suggest following The AfroFuturist Affair moderated by guest blogger Rasheedah Phillips. 

P.S. You can purchase the exhibition’s catalogue here.

See you in the afrofuture,

Studio Museum in Harlem

thanks so much for the love Studio Museum! it was truly a pleasure and an honor to guest blog such a fly blog and to co-host the Kindred book club with John Jennings. Peace into the Afrofuture - rp 

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Hidden Magic: Katlego Kgabale

As kids, we grew up with our imagination running wild though our minds. As least I did! I would spend hours bent over a book, flipping recklessly through pages for words and images to feed my daydreams. Kgabale illustrated work offers up little brown girl dreams that I would have loved to come across as a child. But even as an adult, I can still appreciate and admire the creativity behind each piece.

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Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic

OMG THIS IS AWESOME!

I would frame these and place them on my wall, love them that much.

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The AfroFuturist Affair

blackgirlnerds:

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What Is AfroFuturism? on Black Girl Nerds podcast, 4/20/14 at 7pm

The show will answer the question what exactly is AfroFuturism from the founder and creator of The AfroFuturist Affair.

The AfroFuturist Affair is a community formed to celebrate, strengthen, and promote Afrofuturistic and Black sci-fi culture through creative events, community workshops, blogging, and creative writing. The Afrofuturist Affair uses proceeds from events to fund the Futurist Fund Community Grant.  The AfroFuturist Affair is a founding member of Metropolarity.net, a 215 Speculative Fiction Collective. 

R. Phillips is a Philadelphia public interested attorney, speculative fiction writer, the creator of The AfroFuturist Affair, and a founding member of Metropolarity.net. She recently independently published her first speculative fiction collection, Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales).

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