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Iyapo Repository Workshop with Salome Asega

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A free, drop in workshop to imagine and project the future of people of African descent using your own imagination, virtual reality technologies, drawing & making.

Iyapo Repository is a resource library which houses a collection of digital and physical artifacts created to affirm and project the future of people of African descent. The collection is managed and developed through a series of participatory workshops where participants become archivists of a future history they envision.

Participants sketch out and rapid prototype future artifacts in domains of food, music, politics, fashion, etc. The repository then works to bring a select few of these artifacts to life so that they are completely technologically functioning objects that stay true to the participants’ original blueprints. Alongside the art and artifacts collection, Iyapo Repository also hosts manuscripts, films, and rare books, and more.

Iyapo Repository has hosted workshops at Eyebeam, Brooklyn Museum, Carnegie Mellon University, MIT Media Lab, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporic Art, and has held public interventions on the streets of Bed Stuy, Brooklyn.

Iyapo Repository was first developed by Ayodamola Okunseinde and Salome Asega as part of their Eyebeam Project residency.


About the artist: Salome Asega is a Brooklyn-based artist and researcher whose practice celebrates dissensus and multivocality. She is the co-host of speculative talk show Hyperopia: 20/30 Vision on bel-air radio and the Assistant Director of POWRPLNT, a digital art collaboratory. Salome has participated in residencies and fellowships at Eyebeam, New Museum, and The Laundromat Project, and she has given presentations at New Inc, Performa, Eyeo, and the Schomburg Center. She received her MFA from Parsons at The New School in Design and Technology and her BA from New York University in Social Practice.


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