Futurist Garvey / Gravity Waves

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The concept of futurism in the Black diaspora predates the coining of the term afrofuturism. One great example of this Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association and the Black Star Line, which envisioned the future of Black Americans as a return, by ship, to Africa, and which took practical steps to create an alternative economy to achieve these goals. Imagine how different the course of history would be, had he succeeded with his mission. On the other hand, one can see the actual effect that his efforts had on the actual future of Black America that would come to be, becoming a catalyst and inspiration for other Black resistance movements, and having an influence in name and philosophy that would go on to span space-time.

zine, maps , glitches, graphic design, and sounds by
camae ayewa and rasheedah phillips of black quantum futurism

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released February 16, 2016

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Black Quantum Futurism Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

BQF Collective is an artistic and literary collaboration between Camae Defstar (Rockers!; MMGZ) and Rasheedah Phillips (The AfroFuturist Affair; Metropolarity) which explores the intersections of futurism, literature, art, sound, creative media, DIY-aesthetics, and activism in marginalized communities. music/soundwaves produced by BQF collective. ... more

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