1.45-8PM, Wednesday 2 May 2018
Banqueting Suite, Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street London SW1P 4JU
This afternoon symposium brings together researchers and practitioners whose work engages with the themes of Afrofuturism, Indigenous Futures, and other emerging areas of science-fictional/future-orientated cultural practice in which people of colour, indigenous cultures and non-Western subjects take centre stage.
Speculative design will be addressed in terms of its ability to raise problems, rather than solve them. As a tool for speculation, it opens up spaces for presenting problems, to model alternatives, and to generate imaginative responses. It will be explored in relation to cultural practices including art, comics and science fiction writing.
|13.30 – 14.00||Registration|
|14.00 – 14.15||Introduction to symposium proceedings
|14.20 – 15.05||Keynote
Afrofuturism: Imaginaries, Realities and Practices
Professor Julian Henriques
|15.10 – 15.55||Designing a Black Futurity
|16.00 – 16.45||Finding Fatima: An exercise in location
|16.45 – 17.15||Break|
|17.15 – 18.00||Make It So: World-building in–and out of–Cyberspace
|18.05 – 18.50||Keynote
This Is Not My Beautiful House: Reclaiming Our Futures from a Techno-Orientalist Vision
|18.50 – 20.00||Drinks|
This symposium is convened by Dr Dan Byrne-Smith, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art theory, Chelsea College of Arts and presented by the Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon Graduate School Public Programme.