Immigration, Immigration Part 1 | Audacity.

Today’s article is derived from an experience that the author encountered. Prelude. On lived experience as a criterion of meaning… “For most African-(American) women those individuals who have lived through the experiences about which they claim to be experts are more believable and credible than those who have merely read or thought about such experience. … Read more

On Permanence | Impermanence: Transient architecture for housing relief in informal settlements?

On matters of permanence and impermanence, many sub topics come to mind. The permanence of the overpowering dictation of modern thinking in its objective to build structures that aim to remain for as long as possible (which then gets us thinking about the vanity of the “Architect” and immortality through remembrance). Then there is the … Read more

FOTW | Koda®K (too dark), on Colourism and (un)captured space

*Shirley cards, named after a former Kodak studio model, were images used as the standard for colour calibration in photo labs all over the world. To colour match “Shirley’s” skin tone was to achieve a “normal” colour balance, a setting that was applied to everyone’s film, regardless of skin colour (Ali, 2015) Today’s Fruit of … Read more

Why black men have invented nothing

If you made the wise decision to click on this article, you are probably pissed-off about the title. You are probably secretly hoping to encounter a long satisfying list of African-American scientists that have effectively invented something. You are probably preparing your next Google search to prove me wrong…Unfortunately; your nerves might only heighten as … Read more

Afro-futurism (Space is the Place) | Afro-Futurism: an approach to African development

Afro-futurism is not what we commonly (mis)perceive as the notion of “futuristic” black science fiction. It an ever-present projection of an imagination of possible futures beyond the realms of the existing world we occupy today. Afro-futurism is far from a representation of purely fictional adventures. It is a way of thinking and an imagination that … Read more