Fellowship Workshops are designed for applicants to our ABOG Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art and include hands-on, interactive approaches to helping artists with their proposals. This workshop featured a short presentation by ABOG Fellows Camae Ayewa and Rasheedah Phillips (also known as Black Quantum Futurism)
WHYY - Articulate w/ jim cotter - afrofuturism segment
Bharatanatyam, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Afrofuturism Afrofuturism marries sci-fi with ancient notions of time to offer hope for a better future for people of color. Segment features commentary from Rasheedah Phillips, Moor Mother, King Britt, and Ytasha Womack
An Afrofuturist Community Center Targets Gentrification Black Quantum Futurism (BQF), along with the AfroFuturist Affair, both activist-oriented collectives celebrating and disseminating black science fiction culture, has opened a community resource space envisioned as a “time capsule” in Sharswood/Blumberg by Hyunjee Nicole Kim
We’re very pleased to announce the advisors for the first theme of Prophecies by the Art Department: Phase 1 – Etzel Cardeña, Marjolijn Dijkman and Rasheedah Phillips. They will be meeting together to guide the general direction of Prophecies by lending their expertise to brainstorm ideas, review the open call and share recommendations for potential topics that could be covered within the theme.
Good Sense Farm got a chance to catch up with time traveler Rasheedah Phillips before she was whisked off to another dimension. In fact, we suggest reading this post immediately – before it shape-shifts, disperses, and possibly evaporates altogether. Welcome to the Black Quantum Future, y’all.
"This is a book about time travel, not just in that the main character travels through time, but she also thinks about, and practices, how to time travel. This inevitably takes the reader on a circular journey of learning how to do so, exploring different philosophies and returning you to where you started, unsure if you ever even started at all." - Reviewed by L.E.H. Light
The AfroFuturist Affair is a Philadelphia organization founded by Rasheedah Phillips, a strong voice in the Philly afrofuturist movement. I had the pleasure of asking a few questions about the organization, herself and the costume ball on November 8! Afro wha? Rashee who? Costume when? Read the interview to have all your questions answered.
"Recurrence Plot has themes of Afro-Futurism, a sub-genre Rasheedah helped to popularize, and that she continues to champion. This, in addition to themes of time-travel (another of my favorite themes), and Rasheedah’s excellent, surreal writing made Recurrence Plot a pleasure to edit." - Editor and Author Valjeanne Jeffers
"One of the things that is so phenomenal about this book is even though it offers a clear visual of what Khepri is going through, it feels like the book is speaking directly to me...everything has meaning and connection in the book..." - Reviewed by Angel Jeter
"The major linchpin of the book is Phillips’ slippage between reality and fiction. It pervades throughout the entire book as well as in a metafictional sense. Walls between the reader and book seems to break down at several points with the inclusion of chapters of Experimental Time Order interspersed, and especially in one of the later chapters, it seems as if the reader is the one to whom the book addresses." - Reviewed by Aker/Reese Francis
"Recurrence Plot achieves the delightful symmetry of being a novel about experiencing time out of sequence, with a main character who has faulty memory and incomplete information, and about the discovery and reading of a self-published, postmodern, pseudoscientific, multimedia and multi-genre, portmanteau book, which is told out of sequence, leaving the reader confused and with incomplete information, and in a portmanteau, postmodern and pseudoscientific style..." - Reviewed by Djibril al-Ayad
Shadows Took Shape Book Club Discussion featuring “Kindred” by Octavia Butler at Studio Museum in Harlem moderated by Illustrator and Professor John Jennings and AFA Creator R.Phillips (presenting on Time, Memory, and Agency) | Photo and mini-review by Invisible Universe Documentary