Progressive Pasts: The Afrofuturist Ideologies of Black Panther in Literature, Art and Fashion
Sunday 1 July, British Library
12:00 – 13:30
An interactive workshop with Ifeanyi Awachie and Moha Lami Audu (FUNCTION) & Ziki Nelson (Kugali).
Learn to read Afrofuturist texts in literature, art and fashion through a performance-lecture and workshop. Tour a curated selection of contemporary science fiction, poems, visual art and style, reflecting on themes such as home, migration, and family. Featuring work from Nnedi Okorafor, Omar Victor Diop, Lisa Folawiyo and other artists.
FUNCTION is composed of the creative partnership between stylist and art director Moha Lami Audu, writer and arts curator Ifeanyi Awachie, and their expertise, lived experience, taste, and interest in fashion, art, pop culture, literature, and luxury. FUNCTION curates a range of immersive experiences provoked by the desire to articulate the diversity of Africa and its diaspora and to produce and foster progressive culture. FUNCTION is based in London.