On Sunday, May, 2014 at 4.30pm, Afrogalactica: a short history of the future, a performance by Kapwani Kiwanga.
By taking on the role of an anthropologist from the future, Kapwani Kiwanga explores Afro-Futurism and its implications on the development of the United States of Africa Space Agency. She draws from past archives while projecting herself into a science-fiction future.
"The United States of Africa were born on December 8, 2058. This date was chosen to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the first Pan-African Conference which took place in Accra, Ghana in 1958. It is during this historic conference that then-President Kwame Nkrumah proposed the model of a United States of Africa, which called for the federation of African states. In 2058, efforts were made to gather various spatial initiatives from the African continent under the umbrella of the United States of Africa Space Agency."