A Black Futurist Doctrine
The Black Futurists are pan-diasporic, trans-generational, hyper-local, global, & gorilla. Tracking, exploring, sharing, & cultivating, producing influence that smells of the same funk, building maps of culture to create virtual, actual and mystical space to dial up the future .
Our intent is to have fullness of voice in order to produce works that reflect a global, allocentric black experience. Our ideologies range from black nationalism to afrosurrealism to anarchist to those who are simply BLACK AS A MOTHERFUCKER!, but don’t adhere to any convention.
We trust that:
1.The Black Futurist create safe spaces for productive conversations & planning the future of diasporic arts, social and political expression. As artists, writers, techies, intellectuals, activists, historians and cultural polymaths, we explore collective and individual evolution.
2. To reclaim the fullness of all that we are as black people moving forward into the future, we welcome black geeks and misfits, zoo curators, activists, & trailblazers with the awareness that we need all of us, not just a small boxed-in definition of who and what is “black.”
3. The Black Futurists are a forward-thinking arts think tank where artists & theorists are invited to come together to build projects. Influenced by realities of black science fiction and the science fiction of black reality, our mission is to create new, liberating mythologies.
4. We are allies with the struggles and creative resistances of all the peoples of the planet, encouraging all to present their ideas & opinions, for extending the movement, building community, & creating and promoting opportunities to present Black Futurists works and ideologies.
5. Manifesting the future by reclaiming the fullness of cultural expression by writing ourselves, defining our language & canons, & shamelessly threatening the programming that limits our ability to connect & accept ourselves. Our purpose is to create from forward black thinking.
Excerpted from Black Futurists Speak a new anthology of future thinking black writing by the Black Futurists Arts Collective
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