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    Human Interfaces with Lindokhule Nkosi

    Human Interfaces with Lindokhule Nkosi

    Lindokuhle Nkosi is like Jazz. And so is this conversation from 2015! It is a special one from the vault. An insightful conversation on human interfaces, social media, writing, ideologies of technologies, futures and more. Lindokuhle Nkosi, a writer from South Africa whose work textual work often merges with installation and performance. She has written for Mahala, Chimurenga, Africa Is A Country, City Press, Elephant Magazine, Red Bulletin, and Timeslive, and she has curated exhibitions and projects at galleries and in the public space. While floating across different genres – journalistic, reflective, experimental – her work is consistently insightful, rich in textures, and engaged with realities. Lindokuhle’s work as a writer, curator and project organizer is fervent in its radicalism, its honesty and willingness to engage her environment, and communities on the periphery. Beyond her writing, she has also engaged in interventions that explored the realm of performance employing a mixed media of texts, installations and conversations. 

    • 52 min
    The Technology of Disco

    The Technology of Disco

    Hi There! Nice to catch up with you again. In this episode we travel through time using the technology of disco with the exquisite Anna Tjé/Nyum Supernova. 

    • 40 min
    Back to the Future

    Back to the Future

    We are well on our way into 2019. In this episode we take a look at our archives. In 2015, Jepchumba interviews Kenyan digital artists and musicians Just a Band. In this look back we understand the creative process within the cultural context of modern contemporary african life for many african digital artists trying to navigate through unchartered waters. Enjoy! 

    • 26 min
    The Art of Unlearning

    The Art of Unlearning

    This episode we head back to school to reflect on the global crumbling education system. Chief Nyamweya shares his own reflections and motivations for his graphic novel Art of Unlearning.

    • 18 min
    The BlackStar Enterprise [Explicit]

    The BlackStar Enterprise [Explicit]

    Episode Notes:This episode contains Explicit lyrics. 1921 Rare Recording of Marcus Garvey Explanation of the Objects of the Universal Negro Improvement Association is a studio recording made by African-American leader Marcus Garvey in New...

    • 8 min
    The Parable of the Sower

    The Parable of the Sower

    Special Thanks to everyone who has joined @futurelabafrica on instagram. Just a note that we do not claim any ownership or authorship on the music and sound clips we have archived in this episode, found below....

    • 17 min

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This podcast’s production and focus is enough to make any African currently living in Africa or part of the diaspora proud. It inspires re-membering and reconnection to core practices of African-ness and the various states of African-ness. It samples nostalgic, relatable, sounds which bring comfort and evoke emotion whilst encouraging the imagination and re-imagination of African Futures wild and free, yet grounded!

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