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

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

Afro-futurism is about giving fantastical glimpses into what the future could look like. It embraces technology not just as an equalizer but as a tool to push a progressive artistic and cultural agenda. We will explore how to break the mold, defy boundaries and overcome the current way society remains unequal - be it through class, tribe, race, gender – using Afro-futurism as a vehicle to bridge the gap between what it is and what could be.

  • Media & Journalism
    Future
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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
    Future
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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.