Afrofuturist Quilts Stitch Together Tradition and Imagination

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When you think about Afrofuturism, what pops into your head? Is it the sci-fi novels of writers Ocatvia Butler, Samuel Delany, or N.K. Jemisin? Or perhaps you’ve tuned in more recently to the representation of Afrofuturism on the big screen in movies like Black Panther. What about quilting? A new exhibit at Michigan State University showcases the Black artists using fabric and Afrofuturist themes to create unique works of art. On this episode, we'll hear from one of the curators about how these quilts envision a Black future while paying homage to its rich history. 


Liv Furman, post-doctoral scholar in the Department of African American and African Studies at Michigan State University

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Music in this episode by Blue Dot Sessions.

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