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Conversation about Afrofuturism in Art


Two panelist photos and the title, "Claiming Space", and subtitle of the discussion on a spacey background.


This conversation between NMAAHC Director Kevin Young and writer Eve Ewing was the keynote for the Claiming Space Symposium, a gathering that explored the ever-evolving themes of Afrofuturism. Their discussion tackles ideas of Afrofuturism in poetry, comics and cartoons, and examines how Afrofuturism complicates notions of genre, space, and time.