The Black Futures project is the long-awaited book by Kimberly Drew & Jenna Wortham that combines original artwork, essays, round table discussions, one-on-one interviews, poetry, and other forms of expression to pay tribute to the myriad modes of communication that have been championed by Black creatives from the height of the AIDS crisis into the speculative future. The design is a compendium organized with multiple ways of accessing the variety of entries. From indices to physical hyperlinks, the book flows in a non-linear yet interconnected fashion.
In constructing the book, the authors asked: What does it mean to be Black and alive right now? In its final form, the book includes a luscious set of recipes, archival tweets and more from over 100 contributors that tells the story of the radical, imaginative, and resilient world that emerging and renowned Black artists are producing today.
Publisher: Chris Jackson, One World, Random House.