25 Years of Afrofuturism & Black Speculative Thought

Color portrait featuring from right to left Dr. Tiffany E. Barber, Sheree Renée Thomas, Mark Dery, and Dr. Reynaldo Anderson

As part of the 2017 Black Speculative Arts Movement convention (#BSAMFUTURISMO2017) at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, I moderated a panel discussion about the past, present, and future of Afrofuturism beyond its literary roots, the relationship between Blackness and Latinidad, and the critiques and revisions that Afrofuturism has undergone since its emergence as a term in the 1990s. Panel participants include Dr. Reynaldo Anderson who founded the Black Speculative Arts Movement, Mark Dery who coined the term Afrofuturism, and Sheree Renée Thomas who edited Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora.

View the full panel discussion on YouTube