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Aural Futures and Afrofuturism with Pierce Freelon & Ingrid LaFleur

October 26th, 2018
12:00 PM


FSP@PPG: Aural Futures and Afrofuturism


Friday, October 26, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


Forum for Scholars and Publics
Old Chem 011
Duke's West Campus Quad
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Join us for a panel discussion with Durham activist, scholar, and entrepreneur Pierce Freelon and artist, activist, and Afrofuturist Ingrid LaFleur. Light lunch served. Free and open to the public.



This event is a part of Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom, a nine-week art exhibit and accompanying series of conversations, screenings, performances, residencies, and workshops at Duke University organized by the Power Plant Gallery and the Forum for Scholars and Publics. The exhibit is curated by Édouard Duval-Carrié and Ada Ferrer and is based on a digital humanities project called Digital Aponte. Find more information online at

Banner image credit: Emilio Martínez // Nerpomene, 2018, mixed media on paper, 38.5 x 40 inches. (courtesy of the artist)


VISIONARY APONTE: Art & Black Freedom


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Pierce Freelon

Blackspace | Beat Making Lab

Pierce Freelon is a professor, director, musician, Emmy-Award winning producer, and former candidate for mayor of Durham.

Born and raised in Durham, Pierce has traveled the world, building spaces for creative expression and social justice. He founded Blackspace, a digital maker space ...

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Ingrid LaFleur

Ingrid LaFleur is an artist, activist, and Afrofuturist. Her mission is to ensure equal distribution of the future, exploring the frontiers of social justice through new technologies, economies, and modes of government.

As a recent Detroit Mayoral candidate and founder and director ...

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Negar Mottahedeh

Duke University

Negar Mottahedeh is Associate Professor in the Program in Literature and in the Women’s Studies Program at Duke University, a cultural critic, and film theorist specializing in interdisciplinary and feminist contributions to the fields of Middle Eastern Studies and Film Studies. She is ...

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