I am a Senegalese and French critic and curator.
Since 2010, I have been studying the impact of digital technology on urban popular culture in Africa and closely follows the works of artists, activists, and theorists who reflect on the sociocultural, political and economic issues at play in Africa in the 21st century. My fields of investigation include: ‘Africa sf’, a research project on digital culture, science, utopias and the potential of fiction to develop critical analysis and alternative positions; ‘Non-Aligned Utopias’ that revisits the struggle for non-aligned African positionalities under the conditions of contemporary digital practices; And ‘Afrocyberféminismes’ that explores digital technologies and the associated stakes in contemporary Africa and its diasporas, namely by investigating the place of gender and race. I am currently working on ‘Digital Imaginaries’, a joined project of Ker Thiossane, Wits Art Museum, Fak’ugesi, and ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. ‘Digital Imaginaries’ articulates digital technologies and Africa together with a view to reevaluate the dominant imaginaries that shape contemporary digital practices.