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The Statue Salon Series Presents: Alternate Futures Workshop

Friday, March 3, 2017 at 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Wolff Conference Room, Room D1103, Albert and Vera List Academic Center, 1103 6 East 16th Street, New York, NY 10003, Room D1103

The founders of the Iyapo Repository -- named after a character in Octavia Butler's Xenogenesis series - Salome Asega and Ayodamola Okunseinde, will guide participants through a series of exercises to envision our collective future as people of the African diaspora through the creation of prototype artifacts. The Repository is a resource library which houses a collection of digital and physical artifacts created to affirm and project the future of people of African descent. The goal of this workshop is to encourage participants to use technology and art to preserve the legacy of people of African descent and project one’s notion of self and Blackness into the future.

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Salome Asega is a Brooklyn-based artist and researcher whose practice celebrates dissensus and multivocality. Through participatory research, she works collaboratively to build interactive installations and to develop odd wearables. She is the co-host of speculative talk show Hyperopia: 20/30 Vision on bel-air radio and the Assistant Director of POWRPLNT, a digital art collaboratory. Salome received her MFA from Parsons at The New School in Design and Technology and her BA from New York University in Social Practice. 

Ayodamola Tanimowo Okunseinde is an artist and interactive designer living and working in New York. He studied Visual Arts and Philosophy at Rutgers the State University of New Jersey where he earned his B.A. His works range from painting and speculative design to physically interactive works and explorations of Afrofuturism. Okunseinde holds an MFA in Design and Technology from The New School, Parsons School of Design in New York where he is currently an adjunct faculty member.

Sponsored by Graduate Faculty Student Senate (GFSS), Parsons Scholars Program, and The New School for Social Research

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Art and Design, Intellectual Culture and Big Ideas, Creativity and Innovation


The New School for Social Research, Department of Psychology




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