Associate Lecturers, New Politics and Afrofuturisms Programme 2020/


Billy Dean Thomas
Hip-hop recording artist and producer
Lisa Kaindé
Half of Ibeyi, board member University of the Underground
Blinky Bill
Musician, TED speaker
Renata Nwosu-Dickson
Founder of multidisciplinary design studio with a focus on interior & architectural design solutions
Ishmael Butler
Shabazz Palaces, former Digable Planets member, University of the Underground board member
Mikael Calandra Achode
Practitioner exploring musical spaces that emerged and matured across communities of the African diaspora
SABINE a.k.a Gabe Passareli Simões Vieira
Occupational therapist, performance artist and author
Tobias Cai
Researcher, designer and artist.
Kevon Foderingham
Arts for Social Change Advocate; Founder of Caribbean Fashion and Arts Feature Festival and EAST YARD; Designer of the Green Violet line of men’s accessories and a Personal Brand Visioning Coach
Otis Mensah
Rap Poet
Catherine Sarah Young
Chinese-Filipina award-winning interdisciplinary artist, designer, and writer who creates works that investigate nature, our role in nature, and the tensions between nature and technology.
Alexis Calvas
Dancer, academic and activist concerned with the intersection of art, politics and social justice
Ari Meleniciano
Artist, designer, creative technologist, researcher, and educator
Zara Julius
Social practice artist, researcher and vinyl selector
Thandiwe Gula-Ndebele
Storyteller using photography and film to document the narratives and ongoing history of their community
Ytasha Womack
Award-winning author, filmmaker, independent scholar, and dance therapist
Hakeem Adam
Ghanaian digital artist and freelance arts and culture writer exploring the power of narrative.
Phumzile Nombuso Twala
South African writer, arts practitioner and Funda Community College Creative Arts Incubation alum
Mark McGowan
British street artist, performance artist and prominent public protester.
Abdo Hassan
Practitioner working at the intersection of software, critical theory, data, and poetry
Aditi Jaganathan
Educator of race, gender and representation, Ph.D candidate
Robin Walker
Kirstie Kwarteng
Migration & Development Case Study: Ghana's Connections
Ibrahim Cissé
Poet and editor who created Lost in Time in 2017
Max Haarich
Freelance consultant on arts/technology and ethical AI currently based in Munich
Asad Rehman
Executive Director of War on Want
Satchit Puranik
Multilingual writer, theatre maker and film maker
Tom Burke
Musician, creative director and curator of live experiences
Lindokuhle Nkosi
Writer, curator and project organizer
Seoketsi Mooketsi
a Black radical transgender WomXn, activist, speaker, and trainer. 
James Saruchera
Co-founder and Chief Executive of financial technology and blockchain firm Kuva
Dr. Tegan Bristow
Director of the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival, Senior Lecturer in Interactive Digital Media at the Wits School of the Arts, Editor in Chief and Digital Editor
Mukhtara Yusuf
Academic scholar, artist, and practising decolonising designer
Rooney Elmi
Culture writer, documentary producer, and film programmer
Paula Chaves Bonilla
Director, choreographer, performer, teacher and activist
Kate Wong
Curator and lecturer
Deniz Agbaba
Chairwoman of the Flemish Green Party (Groen) in Brussels-Capital Region
Rhea Shah
Transdisciplinary Environmental Designer
Rebekah Ubuntu
Rebekah Ubuntu is a multidisciplinary sound artist and university lecturer. Their practice explores speculative fiction through electronic music, sound art, voice, performance, installation, text, songwriting and the moving image.
Ibiye Camp
Ibiye is a multidisciplinary artist and tutor. Her work engages with technology, trade and material within the African Diaspora.