© Emma Haugh

© Emma Haugh

Playing the part of an anthropologist somewhere in the future, she explores Afro-Futurism and her involvement in developing the United States of Africa Space Agency. Drawing on the archives of the past, she projects herself into a science-fiction future: “The United States of Africa came into being on 8 December 2058. This date was chosen to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first Pan-African Conference which was held in Accra, Ghana, in 1958. It was during that historic encounter that the President Kwame Nkrumah gave his backing to the model of the United States of Africa, calling for the federation of Africa’s States. Efforts were made in 2058 to bring together various programmes involving space on the African continent, under the umbrella of the Space Agency of the United States of Africa.”