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Afrofutures: Designing the Black Aesthetic
Afrofutures: Designing the Black Aesthetic

Afrofutures: Designing the Black Aesthetic

A Workshop For High School Age Youth Exploring Afrofuturism, Design Practices And Black Inventors

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Time & Location

Feb 10, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Portland, 5940 N Albina Ave, Portland, OR 97217, USA

About the event

As we celebrate Black History Month, we're inviting our Black and African American high school youth to imagine what the future could look like.

At this workshop we will dive into topics such as Black inventors, city planning, architecture and aethestics, culminating in a design challenge. This investigation will be both verbal, and hands-on, with some materials presented via projection.

Organized by the Portland Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, and supported by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Portland Professional Chapter , Black Educational Achievement Movement (BEAM), Albina Vision Tust, and Black Aesthetics Studio (BAS), amongst other professionals, students will be able to connect with professionals in related fields as we investigate and imagine the world to come.

Schedule Overview

Warm-up and settling in for the day

Defining Culture, Planning, Architecture and Sustainability

History of Black Inventors, Designers and Architects

Design Activity 1: Bridging the Past to the Present

What is Afrofuturism?

Design Activity 2: Architecture and Monuments

Lunch provided for participating youth

Review of concepts and vocabulary

Design Challenge: The Next 500 Years of Community and Culture

Prizes and Wrap up

This workshop will take place in person, from 10 am - 2 pm at

June Key Delta Community Center 5940 N Albina Ave Portland , OR 97217

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