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Nov 04, 2020


Imagining De-gentrified Futures


Curated by Betty Yu

Virtual Opening and Tour: Nov. 4, 2020 6 pm RSVP Here.

On view Thurs. - Sat. 1 pm - 6 pm
Nov. 5 - Dec. 19, 2020
3D Online and at 291 Church Street, NYC

Featuring Work By:
Black Quantum Futurism
Imani Jacqueline Brown
Chinatown Art Brigade
Sandra de la Loza
Robin Holder
Betty Yu
Radical Housing Manifestos:
   Thomas Angotti
   Alicia Grullon
   Hate Free Zone
   Lynn Lewis, The Picture the Homeless Oral History Project
   Antoinette Martinez, Protect Sunset Park
   Robert Robinson
   Pati Rodriguez, Mi Casa No Es Su Casa
   Samuel Stein
   Sunset Park Popular Assembly

Working class communities, immigrant communities, and communities of color across U.S. cities have been disproportionately impacted by hyper-gentrification and displacement over the last fifteen years.

Is it possible to disrupt dominant narratives that depict gentrification as “inevitable” and a “natural” part of urban evolution—monolithic assertions that often come from real estate speculators, developers, extractive industries and the 1%? Can we harness our collective resources and trace a new trajectory that allows communities to flourish without being priced out of our neighborhoods?

Imagining De-gentrified Futures is an interactive exhibition attempting to imagine socially-just futures for our cities and aiming to rethink the assumed trajectory of urban development. Drawing inspiration from anti-gentrification resistance across the U.S., decolonization movements, and Afrofuturism, this exhibition gives permission to imagine, to dream, to unleash and explore ways in which socially-just futures can exist for city communities.

Works on view take a variety of approaches to examine and suggest strategies for the challenges in cities like Hollywood, Philadelphia, New Orleans, New York City’s Chinatown and Brooklyn’s Sunset Park.

Imagining De-Gentrified Futures is an apexart Invited Curator Exhibition. For more information please visit or contact

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Black Quantum Futurism*,Martine Derain*,Lukas Duwenhögger,Jana Euler,Ken Okiishi*,Cameron Rowland,Reena Spaulings,Arseny Zhilyaev*,Samia Henni*
28.08 - 29.11.2020 / Musée Grobet-Labadié
In an age of mass migration caused by climate change, war, totalitarian regimes, genocide and gentrification, housing has become one of the major global challenges. For too many, it has become increasingly difficult to find a safe place to live, and virtually impossible to own a home. Yet having a home, or just a safe place, is the precondition for rehearsing new forms of communality, equality, care and indeed love.   

In Marseille, the consequences of the global housing crisis are clear and present. Nonetheless, over the last decades numerous local associations have been working toward better living conditions and increased rights for inhabitants and migrants. Thus, the idea of home is constantly being renegotiated at the crossroads between displacement and belonging.

Musée Grobet-Labadié is one of many historic bourgeois homes that were transformed into a museum in the hope of giving us a clearer idea of “our” social history. It is a powerful political time machine that immerses you in a life lived at different times, in a home different to your own. But could this time machine also help us see a different past and envision a more communal future? Can it be repurposed to generate a more collaborative plan?   

Participants: Black Quantum Futurism* (Collective, US), Martine Derain* (1960, FR), Lukas Duwenhögger (1956, DE), Jana Euler (1982, DE), Ken  Okiishi* (1968, US), Cameron Rowland (1988, US), Reena Spaulings (Collective, US), Arseny Zhilyaev*(1984, RU), Samia Henni* (1980, DZ), Noailles Debout (Collective, FR). 

The threads of this plot are woven throughout the city:  Cité Radieuse, Unite d’Habitation by Le Corbusier, Bel Horizon residential condominium and the Hôtel-Dieu Intercontinental.

As a part of Black Quantum Futurism's Black Womxn Temporal Portal project, Black Womxn Time Camp is two-day long program exploring time, alternative temporalities, time travel, and temporal shifts from the frameworks, rituals, and cultural traditions of self-identifying Black women, femmes, girls, non-binary, and gender nonconforming folx.


The program includes a tea ceremony and over 20 workshops, talks,  performances, presentations and portals from local, national, and international artists and creators,  including:  Morena Espiritual, Hannah I. Place, AnAkA, Karine Fleurima, Almah LaVon Rice, Soliana Habte, Ade Oni, Black Quantum FUturism, Imani Harmon, Xenobia Bailey, Ingrid Raphael, Chanelle Adams, Janine Francois, Tonika Berkley, Jasmine Newton, Joy KMT, Camae Ayewa, DSM 215 Collective, Womanist Working Collective,  Christina Springer, Jasmine Hearn + Angie Pittman, and Antônia Gabriela Araújo.


September 20 - 10am-4:30pm

September 27 -10am-5pm


Links will be sent to registrants via email






$10 per day, $18 for both dates

Sliding scale/free for low-resourced individuals + youth - choose the donation option on eventbrite

 $40  for physical Black Womxn Temporal Toolkit (includes admission)

Admission includes digital zine download

and access to all online materials. Black Womxn Temporal Toolkit

is an additional $40 and includes physical zine and other items.

Safe(r) Time Statement: Black Womxn Time Camp is a spacetime that privileges the experiences and temporalities of Black women, girls, transwomen (transwomen are women but we name to affirm them so that they know this space belongs to them), nonbinary, gender nonconforming folx. Indigenous and POC folx welcome with respectful engagement and appropriate making space/stepping back. People will be swiftly booted and banned for any intentional disrespect, misogynoir, anti-Blackness, transphobia, ableism, or ageism towards Black, queer, trans, or youth folx. If you have any questions about what that means and whether you should attend, please let us know.

Accessibility Statement: While we currently do not have the resources to include closed captioning, sign language, or language translation during Time Camp, we are committed to making the space as accessible as possible, including making available a digital and physical Black Womxn Temporal toolkit with a zine, program, and booklet. If presenters are willing to share their presentations, we will also make those available upon request beforehand. Some sessions will be recorded with permission of the presenter and may be made available upon request after Time Camp. Please feel free to e-mail us at with other suggestions or questions.

About Time Camp

Time Camp is an ongoing event series. Time Camp 001 was held Oct. 2017 in collaboration

with Icebox Project Space in Philadelphia; TIME CAMP 002/CLT was held Oct 2018 in collaboration with Janelle Dunlap and Goodyear Arts in Charlotte; TIME CAMP 003 was held March 2019 in collaboration with Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia. Black Womxn Temporal Portal Project support provided by Added Velocity which is administered by Temple Contemporary at Tyler  School of Art and Architecture, Temple University and funded by the William Penn Foundation.

In their installation forms, Black Womxn Temporal Portal — The Future(s) Are Black Quantum Womanist Black Quantum Futurism and X-Cosmos-X by Olivia McGilchrist each permit a mode of reading-in-the-gaps; through the Web portal and VR experience. The approach suits these works, which propose speculative space-time and kaleidoscopic visions capable of translating the complexity and fluidity of identity.Eager to contribute to the accessibility and visibility of these works despite the current world health crisis, Studio XX offers here a collection of photo and video fragments from the intended physical installation. An essay by Marilou Craft accompanies the online exhibition.

May 10, 2020

Online | May 10 @ 2-4pm

Time in Justice x Housing Futures (WORKSHOP FULL)

WORKSHOP FulL A workshop exploring the relationship between justice, linear time constructs, and notions of the future in marginalized Black communities. The presenter Rasheedah Phillips will provide examples from Black Quantum Futurism’s communal quantum time capsule archive and other projects exploring housing, temporality, gentrification, and Black histories and futurities, as well as from her own work providing legal representation to families facing housing instability, and working on housing policy issues with a racial justice and afrofuturist lens. Through an online group exercise, participants will apply afrofuturist visioning tools to imagining housing futures, considering the opportunities for disrupting temporal and spatial displacement for vulnerable people in their own communities. 

Black Quantum Futurism, Masha Godovannaya, Yevgeniy Fiks, Andréa Stanislav, Axel Straschnoy, Driant Zeneli

Curator: Maria Veits
Israeli Center for Digital Art, 4 Ha'Amoraim Street, Holon, Israel
February 22 - May 23, 2020


Opening reception: February 22, 20.00

Exhibition working hours: Tuesdays 4 - 8 pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays 2 - 6 pm, Saturdays 11 am - 3 pm

Admission is free


Off to Space: Countenarrating the Cosmos is a group exhibition bringing together works by 6 international artists and collectives dealing with contested narratives, public history and turbulent contemporary political contexts by analyzing and revisiting space exploration strategies that started in the 20th century as attempts to widen geopolitical influence, accumulate power and make utopian  futures possible.


Today’s environmental, political and economic crisis alongside global colonial ambitions that stretch to other planets instigate a new spiral turn of the space race, which is joined by new large players on the political arena. In this context revisiting the space programs of the Cold War era and the politics behind them allows for deeper understanding of the past, amplifying its untold stories and voices and thinking of alternative futures. Aimed to expand the possibilities and powers of humanity the space programs have been and remain a form of political and ideological battles both between and within societies producing them since they are closely connected to the issues of power, race, ethnicity, identity, and gender struggles, territory division and inequality.


Addressing various forms of cosmisms and counterfuturisms, the presented works  - videos, prints, collages and installations  - balance between facts and fiction, sci-fi and mockumentary and often juxtaposу an individual story to collective history. Using events or phenomena set in the past, the exhibited works, however, have a definite connection with the contemporary moment and global political processes including migration and refugee crisis, growing antisemitism and new strategies of exile, feminist movement, postcolonial discourse of reclaiming the past and the future.  By creating counterhistories they deal with the issues of displaced identities and articulate cases of voice dispossession thus bringing historical justice to silenced communities and individuals. Presenting space exploration from positions of ethnic minorities, women, animals, small communities, dependent economies and displaying how affected space representations have always been by current dominant ideologies and political visions, the exhibition becomes a platform for discovering a variety of counterfuturisms and temporalities and offers artistic ways of reclaiming displaced stories and representations of the past and future.

HASH Award Ceremony Program
Fri, February 21, 2020, 3–10pm
ZKM | Media Theater, free admission

With Tegan Bristow, Johanna Bruckner, Daphne Dragona, Jonas Lund, Mary Maggic, Nicolas Maigret, Rasheedah Phillips, Dani Ploeger, Léa Porré, Tiare Ribeaux, Marloes de Valk, and others

Talks and short presentations on the call topics:
GhostedRefiguring the Feminist Future, and Planetary Glitch

Performance on the project The Future(s) Are Black Quantum Womanist
by Rasheedah Phillips

Talks and short presentations on the open call topics:
Rigged SystemsEngineering Care, and Violent Consumer Media

Performance on the project Molecular Sex & Synthetic Love
by Johanna Bruckner

HASH Award Ceremony


The Web Residencies program is supported by the Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg. The prize money for the HASH is donated by the Foundation of the Landesbank Baden-Württemberg.

The Past longing for the Present that will be the Future! The voices of our future ancestors alive in Moor Mother and Black Quantum Futurist who are interdisciplinary creatives, unraveling the Past-Present-Future-Time which is always NOW!

Camae Ayewa A.K.A. Moor Mother and Rasheedah Phillips A.K.A. Black Quantum Futurist will weave quantum physics, afrofuturism, and Afrodiasporic concepts of time, ritual, text, and sound that present innovative thoughts and music; a vehicle for current matters and tools for practical ways to escape negative temporal loops, oppression vortexes, and the digital matrix.  

Nona Hendryx A.K.A. ‘Cyboracle’ will host a conversation with Black Quantum Futurist, Moor Mother and perform with Gloves and other wearable music controllers.

Prizm opens Miami Art Week with an experiential evening featuring culinary delights from our hospitality partner Copper Door, and keynote “Loving the Arts: Building Audiences, Established and New, in our Contemporary Landscape”, with arts marketing and communications impresario and founder of ESP Inc, Tiana Webb Evans in conversation with Bahia Ramos, Director of Arts at the Wallace Foundation, and artfully completed with Black Quantum Futurism (Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother) and Rasheedah Phillips, Esq.) presented by Philadelphia Contemporary

Black Quantum Futurism will present an installation of Community Futures Lab at the Chicago Architecture Biennial