Sundial: Radical Imaginaries in an Afro-Future City (Part 2 of 2)



Friday, October 10, 2014 12:00pm
Ware Lounge, GSAPP

Dispatch from Studio-X Johannesburg:
Sundial: Radical Imaginaries in an Afro-Future City

Paul Goodwin, UAL Chair of Black Art and Design, University of the Arts London, Chelsea College of Arts
Kellie Jones, Columbia Art History and Archaeology
In conversation with Mabel Wilson and Mpho Matsipa, Columbia GSAPP

If the city in the 19th and 20th centuries was a nexus of transformation, a fulcrum of modernity, within the African diaspora, what does rethinking and reimaging the city create for future urban denizens? What new kinds of urbanity and radical imaginaries become possible? This discussion between architects, urbanists, curators and art historians will consider how art, architecture, literature, and film have imagined the places and spaces of an Afro-future city.

Organized with the Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS)

In conjunction with a screening of Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa and related conversation with Albie Sachs and Kendall Thomas on Thursday, Oct 9, 5:30pm, organized by the School of the Arts and the World Leaders Forum, Miller Theatre.

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