New technologies and the soaring accessibility of media production in recent decades have allowed African countries to challenge their place on the cultural world scene. Critic and curator Oulimata Gueye’s research focuses on the impact of digital technology on urban popular culture in Africa, and on the imaginary worlds it produces.
An interactive workshop at Georgia State University will focus on the issues of gender, race and social justice in Afrofuturism and Afrocyberfeminism. Participants will take part in discussions and hands-on activities to expand their knowledge and global awareness of diversity and social justice issues in pop culture and digital culture.
OCTOBER 8, 4:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.
GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY, 25 PARK PLACE, ATLANTA, 19TH FLOOR, ROOM 1909
This event is co-organized by the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France in the United States, the Georgia Tech School of Modern Languages and School of Literature, Media and Communication, Georgia State University – World Languages & Cultures, CFFS – Center for French and Francophone Studies at Duke University, the Atlanta Global Studies Center and Xam Xam African Digital Perspectives.
Illustration : © Tabita Rezaire: Inner Fire – Pimp my Brain, Courtesy of the artist.