Afrofuturism as a Bridge Beyond
Quentin Vercetty Lindsey
In this video, Quentin Vercetty Lindsey is a Black person that presents in front of a square-patterned background with warm and cool colours. Lindsey is wearing a large aviator styled glasses, as well as a black and white patterned shirt with a black bead necklace.
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Afrofuturism as a Bridge Beyond
with Quentin Vercetty Lindsey
Quentin Vercetty Lindsey is a masters student in Art Education at Concordia University.
In this video
Vercetty Lindsey explores public art and how we can reimagine public space to be an “afrotopia” or a safe space for Black people to exist and be represented in the landscape.
He introduces the concept of “sancophonology,” which is about exploring the past through an African lens and using that understanding to build a better future.
Learn the history of the land you settle: from Indigenous histories to Mathew Dacosta
Explore work on Black and Indigenous futures
Think of yourself as an ancestor — as someone with accountability to those who will come after you and those who came before you
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