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Stuart Hall Library Research Network 2017: Virtualities

Research Network: aPOCalypso Sonya Dyer

25 May 2017

Artist, writer and curator Sonya Dyer presents aPOCalypso. Part of the Research Network 'Virtualities' Programme for 2017.

  • Venue

    Stuart Hall Library

  • Time:

    18:30 - 20:30

  • More info:

    Stephanie Moran

    Library and Information Manager


  • Free

Sonya Dyer, ‘aPOCalypsonian Aesthetics: The ...And Beyond Institute for Future Research' (2016). Image courtesy: SAIC Performance

Afrofuturism has reached a functional and conceptual obsolescence, requiring the development of a new terminology to describe emergent speculative, futurist and technocultural Afro-diasporic aesthetics, from Europe and the Caribbean as well as the USA.

How do we begin to describe a Black future that encompasses a greater diversity of diasporic influence and reference, as a means of decolonising the future imaginary?

Artist Sonya Dyer proposes the term aPOCalypso.


Sonya Dyer is a London-based artist, writer and occasional curator.
Her practice currently manifests itself through the …And Beyond Institute for Future Research, a peripatetic think tank concerned with the construction of possible futures.

Dyer was a 2011-12 Whitney Museum of American Art: Independent Study Program Fellow, and a previous artsadmin Artist Bursary Scheme recipient. She is currently a PhD candidate at Middlesex University.

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