Still from the movie "Africologist" (© Valerio Lopes)

Still from the movie "Africologist" (© Valerio Lopes)

Beim Afro-Futurismus geht es darum, fantastische Ausblicke darauf zu geben, wie die Zukunft aussehen könnte. Er umfasst Technologie nicht nur als Ausgleich, sondern auch als Werkzeug, um eine fortschrittliche künstlerische und kulturelle Agenda voranzutreiben. Wir werden erforschen, wie man die Form sprengt, Grenzen überschreitet und den gegenwärtigen Weg der Ungleichheit der Gesellschaft - sei es durch Klasse, Gruppenzugehörigkeit, Rasse, Geschlecht - überwindet und den Afro-Futurismus dazu benutzt, die Kluft zwischen dem, was es ist und was sein könnte, zu überbrücken.

  • Arts & Culture
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    This talk will engage questions on visual research, data, and decolonisation in a global information society using readingzimbabwe.com as a case study. The digital archive problematizes how a single country's 60 year published history has been created, distorted, and engenders a space where a variety of critical lenses are interwoven to question research truths in the Zimbabwean context.Complacency allows the ambiguities and complexities of marginal contexts to be concealed and even obliterated.
  • Media & Journalism
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    Even 50 or 60 years after many African countries gained their independence the colonial legacy lingers on in many spheres: media reports about political developments in London, Paris, Brussels or Lisbon far more extensively than on the events in a neighboring country. This even more so, if another colonial language is being spoken across the border. It is up to the tech-savvy generation in African countries to overcome this legacy by using modern means of communication.
  • Arts & Culture
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    Let's think "Beyond Slavery": Afroroutes is a one-of-a-kind VR experience conceived as a journey through 3 displaced African heritages, immersing users in Rituals and Ceremonies to experience that well-conserved memory form, but also to feel the power of Music as a strong anthropological tool. Connecting Afro-diasporic narratives: alterity and heritage transcendence within the digital era, Afroroutes is a trigger to open a crucial debate about diasporic identity.