Intersections of Futures Thinking and Afrofuturist Visioning: A memo from an Afrofuturist Festival

Date published: January, 2020 (21 pages)

Institute for the Future, with support from the Blue Shield of California Foundation, hosted a one-day AfroFutures Festival to bring together artists, community members, and futures practitioners—exploring what Afrofutures tools and methodologies might look like and how they might catalyze imagination, vision, and new realities for people of color. This memo is a brief tour of the experiences that shaped the festival—and the visions that might inspire Afro-artists at this pivotal point in time.