Afro-Futurism: Pathways to Black Liberation - Fall 2013

The MARS Project

Many thanks to the amazing students of Afro-Futurism Fall 2013!  Brilliant projects were realized, serious effort was put forth, gems manifested!

Upcoming Confirmed and Recent Presentations on The MARS Project:

.WebVisions Chicago 2014, featured speaker (September)

.NEH Institute on Black Aesthetics, Emory University, Atlanta, presentation/day of Afro-Futurism (July - August)

.WebVisions Portland 2014, speaker (May)

.Dean's Here + Now at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, conversation with Delinda Collier (April)


Please do not reproduce or share any of these images without including proper source info:

"Afro-Futurism: Pathways to Black Liberation - Fall 2013 - The MARS Project - D. Denenge Akpem - [student's name] - [caption info for image or video as detailed below each]"

If you are interested in more information on The MARS Project, please contact me and I will be happy to talk with you about it!


"The MARS Project" is a multi-media final project by Columbia College Chicago students in D. Denenge Akpem's Fall 2013 "Afro-Futurism: Pathways to Black Liberation" course. 

"The MARS Project": Fall 2013 Afro-Futurism: Pathways to Black Liberation with D. Denenge Akpem


This page catalogs information related to the project, ongoing exhibitions and presentations about "The MARS Project" and Afro-Futurism by D. Denenge Akpem, and news related to Mars travel.

. February 21, 2015 . RT News Online: Re: The First (Human) Woman to Give Birth on Mars:

. February 19, 2015 . ChicagoInno: Re: UChicago Student One of the Finalists for Mars One

. February 15, 2015 . The Final 100 for Mars One

This is being marketed like Big Brother or some kind of reality show.  The music, the announcer and editing: "Do YOU have what it takes TO COLONIZE MARS?"