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Exploring Black and Indigenous Futurisms
February 4, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hart House Black Futures Presents: An Artist Talk in the Present
How does the past inform our future? Within the prism of Afrofuturism, the future pays homage to the past, and the present bears witness to the future.
When reimagining the future, Black and Indigenous peoples, cultures, identities and artistic practices are not often reflected to their fullest potential.
Hart House Black Futures Series invites you to join us at the crossroads of art, culture and community to hear how Black and Indigenous artists are grappling with their place, culture and identity in a future that is yet to exist.
A repository of stories, knowledge, counter narratives converge as Ekow Nimako (Lego Art & Sculpturist, Farhiya Jama (Afrofuturist Visual Artist) , and Skawennati (Multimedia Artist) along with co-moderators Dr. Karyn Recollet (Professor, Women and Gender Studies, UofT) and Dr. Audrey Hudson (Associate Curator of School & Early Childhood programs at the Art Gallery of Ontario and teaches at Ryerson and UofT) discusses concepts related to Black and Indigenous peoples ally-ship, shared future, artistic practice and justice seeking solidarities.
We will open our evening with spoken word performance by artist Mahlikah Aweri.
All are welcome to this free event. Light refreshments will be served!