Creating Foresight-Fueled Action: Ytasha Womack
Originally recorded September 14, 2020
In this webcast, author, filmmaker and scholar Ytasha Womack talks with Kedge Principal Frank Spencer about the role that her work in Afrofuturism and Futures Thinking plays in fostering hope, imagination and transformation in communities around the world. She touches on subjects such as democratizing futures for innovative ideas, radical inclusion, and looking for the “story that’s not told” to create aspirational visions of tomorrow.
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Critically Acclaimed Author, Filmmaker, Independent Scholar, and Dance Therapist
Ytasha’s book Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci Fi & Fantasy Culture is a leading primer on African/African diasporic cultures, identity, and futures. She lectures on Afrofuturism and the imagination at conferences, universities, and comic book conventions around the world. Other works include Post Black, Rayla 2212, and A Spaceship in Bronzeville. She was a writer in residence at Emerson College, a creative in residence at Kickstarter, and an inaugural resident at Black Rock Senegal helmed by celebrated artist Kehende Wiley. Ytasha is also a member of the Global Foresight Advisory Council.