Tate Modern Workshop

Our Afro-Future: Rachael Young With A Vibe Called Tech



Join artist and writer Rachael Young in a workshop celebrating the uniqueness and innovation of black culture

'Moving black, seeing black, feeling black, black splaining'

Drawing upon her critically acclaimed show NIGHTCLUBBING, Rachael Young will guide participants to reimagine a black future beyond whiteness. Through discussions and explorative writing tasks inspired by people at the helm of the afrofuturist cultural movement - including Octavia Butler, Janelle Monae and Sun Ra - participants will produce an ode to their future selves where black femmes are the protagonists and blerds are our superheroes.

This event is part of Black Creativity & Technology with A Vibe Called Tech, a series exploring the intersections of technology, race, and creative expression.

About Rachael Young

Rachael Young is an award-winning interdisciplinary performance artist and writer. Her practice exists on the boundaries between live art, dance and social activism. Her work creates spaces for intersectional realities to be explored and celebrated.

Afro-futures are open and safe futures for all. Please speak to one of the workshop organisers and let us know your access needs or if there is anything we can do to make your time at the workshop more comfortable. Gender neutral bathrooms are available

Tate Modern

Tate Exchange

Blavatnik Building, Level 5

London SE1 9TG
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24 October 2019 at 12.00–13.30

24 October 2019 at 14.30–16.00

25 October 2019 at 14.00–15.30