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Singer/performer Jadele McPherson in collaboration with Director Charlotte Brathwaite - @jadlady "La Sirene: Rutas de Azucar (loose translation: Black Mermaid: Sugar Routes) takes as its inspiration Cuban revolutionary José Antonio Aponte’s libro de pinturas, a book of paintings of black heroes that served as a catalyst for an attempted rebellion against colonists." #africanartist #afrocuba #africandiaspora #Orisha  #AfricanSpirituality #WestAfrica #afrifem #AfricanHeritage #africanancestors  #caribbean #africanfutures #diaspora #LaSirene #blackatlantic #Brooklyn #africanphotographer #blacklooks #africanphotographersunite #africanphotographersnetwork #africanphotographers
The first instalment of the #TheEmpireStrikesBack : a cautionary tale for a flooded London. Click on my profile to see the whole.
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#wip #drawing #illustration #architecture #cities #storyworld #design #workingprogress #sf #strangerthanfiction #strange #weird #flood #water #sadza #fish #thisiswater #africanfutures #afrofuturism #blueplanet #blueplanet 2
The first instalment of the #TheEmpireStrikesBack : a cautionary tale for a flooded London. Click on my profile to see the whole.
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#wip #drawing #illustration #architecture #cities #storyworld #design #workingprogress #sf #strangerthanfiction #strange #weird #flood #water #sadza #fish #thisiswater #africanfutures #afrofuturism
The first instalment of the #TheEmpireStrikesBack : a cautionary tale for a flooded London. Click on my profile to see the whole.
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#wip #drawing #illustration #architecture #cities #storyworld #design #workingprogress #sf #strangerthanfiction #strange #weird #flood #water #sadza #fish #thisiswater #africanfutures #afrofuturism
The first instalment of the #TheEmpireStrikesBack : a cautionary tale for a flooded London. Click on my profile to see the whole.
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#wip #drawing #illustration #architecture #cities #storyworld #design #workingprogress #sf #strangerthanfiction #strange #weird #flood #water #sadza #fish #thisiswater #africanfutures #afrofuturism
The first instalment of the #TheEmpireStrikesBack : a cautionary tale for a flooded London. Click on my profile to see the whole.
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#wip #drawing #illustration #architecture #cities #storyworld #design #workingprogress #sf #strangerthanfiction #strange #weird #flood #water #sadza #fish #thisiswater #africanfutures #afrofuturism
The first instalment of the #TheEmpireStrikesBack : a cautionary tale for a flooded London. Click on my profile to see the whole.
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#wip #drawing #illustration #architecture #cities #storyworld #design #workingprogress #sf #strangerthanfiction #strange #weird #flood #water #sadza #fish #thisiswater #africanfutures #afrofuturism
The first instalment of the #TheEmpireStrikesBack : a cautionary tale for a flooded London. Click on my profile to see the whole.
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#wip #drawing #illustration #architecture #cities #storyworld #design #workingprogress #sf #strangerthanfiction #strange #weird #flood #water #sadza #fish #thisiswater #africanfutures #afrofuturism
The first instalment of the #TheEmpireStrikesBack : a cautionary tale for a flooded London. Click on my profile to see the whole.
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#wip #drawing #illustration #architecture #cities #storyworld #design #workingprogress #sf #strangerthanfiction #strange #weird #flood #water #sadza #fish #thisiswater #africanfutures #afrofuturism
The future #africanfutures
Olivia Mathurin-Essandoh is a London-based illustrator of epic proportions. Her illustration brought the laser cut textile design of ‘gumboot indigo’ to life. But more importantly her affect, support, character, and sisterhood really gave the project sustenance. Follow her work at @yesoliviatwist
‘gumboot indigo’ is a reflection on african aesthetic that seeks to go beyond geographic-cultural identity into investigations on class. Our current, steadily growing+ beautiful world of African design is largely curated by African elites, who often lack experience, perspective or concern to begin addressing the issue of class. To be sure, the feat is a daunting one, going up directly against the world of fashion—which has historically been dependent on creating class division (even more so in this stage of late capitalism). In the african context this is an  entrapment due to the depth of class hierarchies + lack of social mobility.  gumboot indigo, 2017
textile illustration: @yesoliviatwist
photography: @magatimaosa 
clothing/jewelry/styling: @mukhtarayusuf 
#africandesign #africanart #afrofuture #turbanista #africanfutures #africandigitalart #femmethefuture #femmeship #turbanista #supportwomen #supportwomenartists #feministart #feministartist #hijabifluid #hijabifashion #hijabi #turbanista