This workshop will explore how African social movements and intellectuals are imagining and charting out new futures as they draw on the continent’s past to propose new ways of envisioning relationships between the state and its citizenry. The workshop will challenge participants to articulate big and bold alternatives for the African continent.

Our facilitators will provide an overview of the diversity of social movements on the continent, with an emphasis on their struggle to articulate new futures for their fellow citizens. Fred Bauma will continue to give an overview of the history of LUCHA, the most prominent social movement in the DR Congo, as an example of the challenges facing similar movements on the continent

The workshop will then focus on discussion on how activists, artists, and intellectuals can project new, alternative visions of an African future that is not derivative of outside models of history, governance, and economic organization.


Jason stearns


Fred bauma