“How limited is our ability to reimagine the future, when we are not invested in producing our own language, politics and knowledge of the now, of the then.
To imagine, reimagine, re-engineer a position and throw it light-years ahead into the future, we need to know, to intimately know, where we are now and the systems and pressures in place that make it so…”
“….I’m fascinated with the thinking around reimagining a potential future. It seems though that the conversation has been hijacked and dominated by stakeholders who have nothing to benefit from re-imagining Africa, who are entrenched in the systems remaining the same because they are the main benefactors. And so the excitement around afro-futurism and African futures is put on these shiny pedestals that make it a grouping of ideas that can be commodified, in the same manner that Africa, and ideas of Africa, have been for centuries. Imagining yourself in the future is not revolutionary, it’s survival. Is it really so bizarre to project an image of a future world in which black people, black culture, still exists?”
The Promise Of Futurism Part 3: Content In The Digital Age, A Conversation with Lindokuhle Nkosi
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