Communal, Quantum and Afrofutures: Time & Memory Mapping in Marginalized Communities

Rasheedah Phillips, Esq.
Closing Keynote Address
The presentation considers the relationship between long-term decision making, public policy, and its impact on the future(s) of marginalized individuals, communities, and cities, as well as the ways in which rapid gentrification and eminent domain condenses time in communities. The presentation will highlight “Community Futures Lab,” the author’s socially engaged artistic response to the redevelopment, which afrofuturism as a critical methodology to enact a generative process of collective envisioning and co-creation of futures for the Sharswood community, and the preservation of that community’s cultural history and memory.