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Afro-Futurism: political, philosophical and cultural dimensions 
Babatunde Oseni (Lead City University, Ibadan)
Ekua Agha (London Film School)
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Politics and International Relations (x) Decoloniality & Knowledge Production (y)
Hörsaalgebäude, Hörsaal C
Wednesday 31 May, -, -
Time zone: Europe/Berlin

Short Abstract:

Afro-Futurism can both be described and developed in the context of the social construction of knowledge production. This panel intends to interrogate the multidimensionality and intersectionality of the political, phiolsophical and cultural elements of the African conditions.

Long Abstract:

More often than not, epistemologies are shaped by the foundation of their social construction. In the particular case of Africa, politics of knowledge production is entrenched in the continent's past, present and future. This panel intends to critically interrogate the political, philosophical and cultural elements of what constitutes the 'future'. Specifically, a substantial amount of attention must be given to the multidimensionality and intersectionality of the political, phiolsophical and cultural features of the African conditions. At the political level, idealising a future must be matched with a practical action. In this regards, one must tease out the dimensions of Afro-Optimisim including what have been and may be its potential obstacles and enablers. At the philosophical level, one must examine and engage the practicalities of African ideologies including but not limited to Pan-Africanism, Nationalism, African socialism and Negritude. At the cultural level, one must understand both the internal and external dynamics of African cultures especially in the context of Afro-Futurism. In all, it is envisaged that this panel will come out with actionable critical reflections on Afro-Futurism, plotting as it were, the missing links in multidimensional and intersectional understanding and explanation of Africa's future.

Keywords: Afro-Futurism, Afro-Optimisim, African Ideologies, African Epistemologies, Pan-Africanism

Accepted papers:

Session 1 Wednesday 31 May, 2023, -
Session 2 Wednesday 31 May, 2023, -