A stimulating event to meant to explore some of the themes present in one of the biggest films to grace the movie theatre screens for 2022 - Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
This 1-day event features a Fireside Chat with Dr. Reynaldo Anderson, an Associate Professor of Africology and African American Studies at Temple University, in conversation with Queen Kukoyi and Nico Taylor of Oddside Arts. Followed by a Zine makers session where participants will have the chance to creatively respond to questions surrounding the influence of Black Panther on our concept of futurity in the following ways:
ViSUAL ART & CRAFTING
Such as collage, poster making, illustration, sketching, or comics
Such as song writing, poetry, short story or drafts of scripts
Such as graphic design and illustration, digital college, and XR design or code
Speakers & Facilitators for the Zine Jam Session
Dr. Reynaldo Anderson
An associate professor of Africology and African American Studies at Temple University; executive director and co-founder of the Black Speculative Arts Movement; and co-editor of the books Afrofuturism 2.0: The Rise of Astro-Blackness and The Black Speculative Arts Movement: Black Futurity, Art+Design.
Performance and digital artist with a Master of Arts from Concordia University with an interest in decolonial practices, Black feminist theory, cosplay subculture, and speculative art.
Award winning Multidisciplinary Creative Technology Artist, whose practice encompasses Queer theory in a Meta-analytical Afrofuturistic convergence of art and technology, mindfulness, sound, and Noetic sciences.
Levyi-Alexander J. Love
Toronto-based singer/songwriter responsible for the singles Hot Cocoa and Let Me Bloom. Levyi is passionate about forwarding those of African descent in Queer and Trans community by creating spaces for folx to be free.
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST 110 Bond Street, Toronto ON
What You'll Need
Bring whatever you think might be useful to be your most creative self (laptops, markers, cardstock, fabric pieces) there will also be some materials there.
You don’t need to have seen Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to participate in this event, but it is advised that you watch it.
Note: At the end of the session, the completed works will be collected and compiled into a zine that can be distributed online as a way to fundraise for the organization.