In the talk Designing Black Utopias we will touch on ideas of Black Utopias and the various approaches that afrospeculative traditions have taken to derive them. We will look at the usefulness of Black Utopias in shaping Black liberation strategies and explore the ways in which Black Utopian aesthetics in music, visual art, pop culture, dance, fiction, and poetry inform revolutionary struggles.
Intelligent Mischief is a creative studio and design lab unleashing Black imagination to shape the future. Our work aims to boost invention and innovation, realign action logic and experiment with new forms of culture and civil society to create atmospheres of change. In our studio we create multi-platform story worlds, experiences, ephemera and installations that invite Black people to immerse themselves in diverse experiences of Utopias. In our design lab we invite Black people to join us in collectively imagining our futures through ciphers, labs, retreats and writers rooms.