Afrofuturism influences what we see on stage and screen, what we view at galleries and museums, what we wear, and who we imagine ourselves to be. Through depictions of Black characters and stories in futuristic and fantastical worlds, and through intentional aesthetic and design choices, Afrofuturism provides a creative platform for themes of Black liberation, social equality, and a futuristic, utopian vision of an inclusive and diverse society.
For the first time ever, the spotlight has fallen on Africa and the African Diaspora, that fluid and enmeshed culture of people of African descent that now straddles the globe. What do we wish to say? How will what we say change anything? And, perhaps most importantly of all, how will what we say interact with and infuse what ‘others’ say...
Lesley Lokko, architect and curator of the Venice Biennale’s 18th International Architecture Exhibition