This lecture/workshop will on one level perform as a workshop for the maintenance of an afro, combs, what shampoos, to pre-poo or not to pre-poo, hair grease, hair oil, hair pomades and conditioners and how in moments of adversity i.e. a zombie apocalypse such a hairstyle could be maintained. This lecture also serves as an investigation into theory of afro-phobia, afro-pessimism, the black body politic, and afro-futurism and the context of science fiction/fantasy where black bodies are often void, and why the word “afro” is used form African philosophical thought.
I am an artist, activist and anthropologist whose work centres on the black female body politic, intersectionality, post-colonial theory and environmental activism. I currently guest lecture at Winchester University, run a small online gallery and support students with disabilities at University.