Afrofuturism is an artistic movement that uses futuristic and sci-fi themes to explore aspects of black history and culture. Enter this multiverse through the lens of art, media, and popular culture; learn about the historical icons and change agents connected to the movement; and consider some of the critical perspectives on race that the movement brings up. What makes Afrofuturism both a black aesthetic and a tool for social change? Explore the new myths and radical visions artists and activists from across the African diaspora are imagining into reality in pursuit of brighter, blacker futures.
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Instructor: Li Sumpter
Photo: Li Sumpter. Collage (detail). Courtesy of MythMedia Studios.