We face Foward: Friday Lates: V&A and GUAP Magazine
[ Architectural Lecture]
Dr Kwame Nkrumah proclaimed, “We face neither East nor West: we face forward.“
Nana Biamah-Ofosu and I, represented the African Futures Institute at Friday Late x GUAP: We Face Forward. From the starting point of architecture, the institute supports and uplifts creatives and innovators from across the continent as well as the wider Global African diaspora and provides them with freedom and space to ask ‘what-if' to pursue a truly transformative agenda. Honestly humbled by the reception on the talk and questions around the role of Architecture for African and its diaspora’s Future.
Behind us was Zanele Muholi's work which exposes the persistent violence and discrimination faced by the South African Black LGBTQIA+ community. Muholi photographed over 300 Black people living in South Africa who identify as lesbian, queer, trans or gendesr non-conforming. The portraits and their accompanying testimonies celebrate and empower each participant and, in Muholi's words, are "a visual statement and an archive, marking, mapping and preserving an often-invisible community for posterity".
Photographer Credits to Hydar Dewachi