Vercetty Lindsey explores public art and how we can reimagine public space to be an “afrotopia” or a safe space for Black people to exist and be represented in the landscape.
He introduces the concept of “sancophonology,” which is about exploring the past through an African lens and using that understanding to build a better future.
Learn the history of the land you settle: from Indigenous histories to Mathew Dacosta
Explore work on Black and Indigenous futures
Think of yourself as an ancestor — as someone with accountability to those who will come after you and those who came before you
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Crenshaw, K. W. (2017). On intersectionality: Essential writings. The New Press.
Ellis, J., Martinek, J. D., & Donaldson, S. (2018). Understanding the Past, Imagining the Future: Teaching Speculative Fiction and Afrofuturism. Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy, 28(1), 111-122.
Maynard, R. (2018). Reading Black Resistance through Afrofuturism: Notes on post-Apocalyptic Blackness and Black Rebel Cyborgs in Canada. TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, 29-47.