Community Futures Lab
Community gallery, resource and zine library, workshop space, recording booth, and time capsule recording oral histories/futures in North Philly.The organization also gives a longer version:
“Community Futurisms: Time & Memory in North Philly” is a social practice, collaborative art, and ethnographic research project exploring oral histories, memories, alternative temporalities, and futures within the North Philadelphia neighborhood known as Sharswood/Blumberg. The area is currently undergoing a major redevelopment project after years of deep poverty, educational inequality, and high crime. “Community Futurisms” will document the redevelopment of Sharswood/Blumberg, through an multidisciplinary community art project that explores the intersections of futurism, literature, visual remixing, sound, and activism as art.
The goal of the Community Futures Lab is to collect, preserve, and share the Sharswood-Blumberg community’s memories and stories for future generations. We are looking for anyone who has ever lived in the neighborhood, and people who still live in the neighborhood and surrounding areas.
A project of The AfroFuturist Affair/Black Quantum Futurism Collective, supported in large part by A Blade of Grass
In the News
- An Afrofuturist Community Center Targets Gentrification, Hyperallergic, June 22, 2016.