Water grounds our lives, from our beginnings in liquid, to our bodies as its containers. Hydro Futures / Memory Ecologies holds a space for research and investigation into our relationships with water through the frameworks of Afrofuturism and Black Geographies. The fields of Afrofuturism and Black Geographic study offer modes of thought and imagination that centre Black spatial thinking and agency. They critique both the erasure of Blackness within the whiteness and coloniality of geographical thought and analyse how the entanglements of race, class, gender, and sexuality determine patterns of habitation, denial, and resistance. (Re)thinking with water requires a fluid reimagining of time, as it serves as an archive of memory and of history - water is its own storyteller. In using Afrofuturism as a lens to creatively and critically view water with, its ecological position is expanded upon to consider its role in the past, present, and possible future(s).
Hydro Futures / Memory Ecologies is an offering that prompts a close listening to water’s retellings. The invited speakers bring together conversations about the mythical, political and personal value of water, as we ourselves connect across time and (non)place throughout the seminar series.
The speakers in this seminar series consider the influence of Afrofuturism and Black Geographies on their work in the fields of visual art, poetry, literature, queer and gender studies, and psychotherapy. We invite you to participate in these encounters where we hope to engage in important conversations to create more desirable futures.
Entrada actualizada el el 16 mar de 2023
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