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Iyapo Repository

Daily from Sept. 22-Oct. 25
All Day
Free
Art, Galleries

New York artists Salome Asega and Ayodamola Tanimowo Okunseinde are the founders of Iyapo Repository. The project, named after the protagonist (Lilith Iyapo) in Octavia Butler’s Xenogenisis series, works to imagine the ways in which people of African descent will find agency and self-determination in the future. To do that, the artists host workshops in which participants take on the role of archivists as they envision artifacts of the future that affirm and celebrate people of the diaspora. Thus far “artifacts” include a calming suit that uses data from ocean waves to treat traumas rooted in the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and Afromation pills for black history lessons on civil rights and rock ’n’ roll. Find it in Macalester College’s Law Warschaw Gallery in Janet Wallace.


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