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Li Sumpter

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Li Sumpter: Afrofuturism Now

Art of Liberation

Apocalypse - it's not the end.  Now more than ever, we need imagination. Join Li Sumpter, an expert on myth-making and the apocalypse, as we journey into the possibilities of re-imagining now through the lens of Afrofuturism.https://www.mythmediastudios.com/IG: @mythmediastudios Li Sumpter is a mythologist and multidisciplinary artist based in Philly. She employs trauma-informed strategies of world-building, D.I.Y media and gameplay to cultivate eco-awareness and community action around the “art of survival”.  Li’s artistic practice and collaborative design initiatives address existential issues of diverse ecologies through speculative tools and sustainability projects that illuminate symbols and patterns of change.  Li teaches curatorial studies and Afrofuturism at Moore College of Art and Design, directs the Escape Artist Initiative, and is a core member of the North Philly Peace Park, Health Ecologies Lab at Slought/UPENN, and The Truth Telling Project and Common Field national collectives.


19 Jan 2021

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Afrofuturism and disaster preparedness in the classroom? We talk with Li Sumpter, Charlie McGeehan and Sam Reed

Artblog Radio

Matt Kalasky speaks with artist Li Sumpter and educators Charlie McGeehan and Sam Reed about “Survival Guide for the Future” — an emergency preparedness, Afrofuturist and post-apocalyptic inspired curriculum conducted this spring at the U School High School in collaboration with The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design. Culminating in both a student-created zine and an exhibition at The Galleries at Moore (opening tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018), this project gave students a platform to reflect on their current lives and imagine a vibrant teen-centric Philadelphia of the future.


2 Aug 2018

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Purple Rain (1984) with Li Sumpter

Micheaux Mission

Dr. Elisabeth 'Li' Sumpter of MythMedia Studios booked herself for Purple Rain before there was a Mission. And she delivers insight, reflections and heartfelt memories about her experience with the film and its amazing creator, the late Prince Rogers Nelson aka Prince.***This show is a part of the Podglomerate network, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter for more information about our shows, launches, and events. For more information on how The Podglomerate treats data, please see our Privacy Policy. Since you're listening to Micheaux Mission, we'd like to suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows surrounding film, history, and pop culture like The History of Literature and The History of Standup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 12mins

8 Jun 2016