Speaking Engagements

Upcoming Events


BlackChain: Why Bitcoin and Blockchain Tech Matters

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AFROTOPIA and Detroit Blockchainers present BlackChain: Why Bitcoin and Blockchain Tech Matters. With all the excitement around creating a Wakanda, it is the perfect time to dive deep into alternative economies and currencies. Currently, there are over 900 cryptocurrencies in circulation. All built off of blockchain technology. So, what is blockchain technology? How does one begin buying cryptocurrency? How can decentralized finance strengthen our mission to create a more just world, especially for Black bodies? These questions and more will be answered by our illustrious panelists. Their knowledge and expertise will help us navigate these new and exciting waters. 
We are at the beginning of important moment in human history that has already altered our perception of money. Now is the time to ensure that everyone is at the table participating in this moment cultivating this emerging technology. Join us!
We will be having the panel discussion at the new Norwest Gallery of Art on Grand River in Detroit. Please consider staying after the discussion to view the latest exhibition.

BlackChain: Why Bitcoin and Blockchain Tech Matters

Thursday, March 22, 2018

7 - 9 pm

Norwest Gallery of Art, 19556 Grand River Ave., Detroit, Michigan 48223


June 1, 2018

Critique of the Politcal Economy of the City, panel, HAU, Berlin, Germany

April 28, 2018

Internet Age Media conference, Barcelona, Spain

April 18, 2018

Keynot lecture at the Economic Social Research Council Urban Transformations Programme, international conference, University of Oxford, Oxford, England

February 15, 2018

Pleasure is the Ultimate Rebellion: Manifesting the Impossible, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC

February 14, 2018

Future of Afrofuturism, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC

October 31, 2017

In the Face of the Unchanging: Pleasure, Politics & Possibilities at the San Francisco Art Institute, CA

October 20, 2017

You Are My Starship: An Investigation of Black American Liberation at Afro-Tech Fest and the Future Re-invention, at the Dortmunder U, Germany

October 18, 2017

The Pleasures of Curating: A Sensual Practice at Iwalewahaus, University of Bayreuth, Germany

October 7, 2017

Designing Pleasure, Black in Design Conference, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

September 15, 2017

Inside an Afrofuturist Campaign, Ideas City, New Museum, New York, NY