Danielle Wood Speaks at the Smithsonian's Afrofuturism Series "Claiming Space: A Symposium on Black Futures"




January 29, 2022
2:00pm ET

Danielle Wood spoke at the session "Outer Space: Projecting Histories and Futures onto the Stars," as part of the Smithsonian's Afrofuturism Series "Claiming Space: A Symposium on Black Futures." This panel explored the Afrofuturist interventions attempting to reimagine space and questioning the standard assumptions behind imagined futures in space.  The videos of Danielle's session on Outer Space and the full content of the three day Symposium are available here.

Watch the Video Presentation by Danielle in preparation for the event. All the speakers have provided video presentations to guide the live conversations.

Participants include the following:

  • Timiebi Aganaba, Arizona State University - Africanfuturism in the Space 5.0 era
  • Elizabeth Hamilton, Fort Valley State University - Narratives of Fugitivity 
  • Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, University of New Hampshire - Interplanetary Black Feminism 
  • Danielle Wood, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Questioning designs for human space endeavors through a Black Queer Feminist Lens

Discussant: andré m. carrington, University of California, Riverside

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