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Transdisciplinary Seminar on Afrofuturism Lecture Series at Parsons, School of AMT

The Transdisciplinary Seminar on Afrofuturism will explore how representations of science, technology and social engineering intersect with visual cultural expressions of the African diaspora. Science fiction is the organizing trope that will unite all the guest presentations and works under consideration. Visiting artists and cultural theorists will lecture on the role of futuristic projection in African diasporic art, liteature, film and music. The expediency of science fiction as both a fractured mirror of historical experience and a projection of the collective desires of a displaced people will be discussed throughout the semester.

Transdisciplinary Seminar on Afrofuturism Lecture Series at Parsons, School of AMT

The Transdisciplinary Seminar on Afrofuturism features seven public lectures by guest artists and cultural theorists in the fall of 2011. These lectures are open to the public and will take place on Tuesdays at 6pm at the Kellen Auditorium at Parsons, The New School for Design, 66 Fifth Ave, New York, NY. The public lectures that are part of this seminar are produced with support from The Robert Lehman Foundation.

September 20: Alondra Nelson
Location: Kellen Auditorium, Lobby 66 5th Avenue

October 4: Julie Mehretu
Location: Kellen Auditorium, Lobby 66 5th Avenue

October 11: George Lewis
Location: Kellen Auditorium, Lobby 66 5th Avenue

October 25: Kodwo Eshun
Location: Kellen Auditorium, Lobby 66 5th Avenue

November 15: Keith and Mendi Obadike
Location: Kellen Auditorium, Lobby 66 5th Avenue

November 29: Nalo Hopkinson
Location: Kellen Auditorium, Lobby 66 5th Avenue

December 6: Wanuri Kahui
Location: Kellen Auditorium, Lobby 66 5th Avenue

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    This is in New York City, by the way. *sighs wistfully*
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