When Kimberly Drew (This Is What I Know About Art) and Jenna Wortham (New York Times Magazine staff writer and Still Processing podcast host) set out to collaborate, they were guided by a central question: “What does it mean to be Black and alive right now?” The resulting work, Black Futures, brings together diverse contributors across multiple formats—images, essays, recipes, tweets, poetry, and more—to capture and preserve flourishing Black creativity and art in our digital world. Join Drew and Wortham along with Black Futures contributor Chicago sociologist and writer Eve L. Ewing, for a conversation about the radical, imaginative, provocative, and gorgeous world that Black creators are bringing forth today. This program is presented in partnership with OTV. Order the book Black Futures online at Seminary Co-op: https://www.semcoop.com/black-futures
Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham have brought together this collection of work—images, photos, essays, memes, dialogues, recipes, tweets, poetry, and more—to tell the story of the radical, imaginative, provocative, and gorgeous world that Black creators are bringing forth today. The book presents a succession of startling and beautiful pieces that generate an entrancing rhythm: Readers will go from conversations with activists and academics to memes and Instagram posts, from powerful essays to dazzling paintings and insightful infographics.