Learn about Afro-Surrealism through an exploration of D. Scot Miller’s AFRO-SURREAL MANIFESTO, and practice how it relates to contemporary cultural production engaging in a cross disciplinary workshop that includes hip-hop, visual art, writing and performance.
106 Henry Hall, 935 West Harrison Street
This class is appropriate for participants 16 and up, limited to 15 people.
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Krista Franklin is a poet, visual artist and performer who lives and works in Chicago. Much of Franklin’s creative output concerns itself with the intersection of the literary and the visual, and often explores the conceptual concerns of Afrofuturism and Afro-Surrealism. Her collages have been featured as the cover art of award-winning poetry collections and exhibited nationally. Franklin is the recipient of the Chicago’s Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, the Albert P. Weisman Award, and Columbia College Chicago’s Aiko Fellowship, and held residencies at Cave Canem, A Studio in the Woods, and Arts + Public Life/Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at University of Chicago. A co-founder of 2nd Sun Salon, a community meeting space for writers, visual and performance artists, musicians and scholars, Franklin holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago.