This two-day conference -- sponsored by UCF College of Arts and Humanities as part of the yearlong 2022 ZORA! Festival Season -- will explore the theme of "Afrofuturism in the Visual Realm" through the eyes of six participating scholars and visual artists.
Moderator/curator Julian Chambliss defines Afrofuturism as Black speculative practice that critiques the status quo and projects a kind of liberatory vision for the future. “This year marks a major milestone as our exploration of Afrofuturism turns toward visual culture,” Chambliss says. “As we continue to endure the impact of a global pandemic, the need to see new ways forward resonates. I think this year’s festival will provide a needed jolt to many attendees.”
Pre-Registration required at https://zorafestival.org/ucf.
View the conference program at https://tinyurl.com/UCFAfrofuturism
To learn more about Afrofuturism, visit: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/afrofuturism/