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The Liberatory Art and Praxis of Apocalypse: A Mythic Perspective

February 28, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Li Sumpter, Ph.D. is an independent scholar and multidisciplinary artist who applies strategies of D.I.Y. media and mythic design toward building better, more resilient communities of the future. Her artistic practice–the “art of survival”–addresses threats to mind, body and spirit with a focus on the readiness and resilience of black, brown and indigenous peoples in times of crises. Li’s academic research explores the anatomy and aesthetics of apocalypse myths and afrofuturist narratives driven by feminine archetypes. Her creative research and collaborative design initiatives engage the art of survival and sustainability through diverse ecologies and stories of change.


February 28, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Li Sumpter
Li Sumpter is an educator and eco-arts activist working through MythMedia Studios and the Escape Artist Initiative to cultivate liberatory practices and paths of transformation through mythic literacy, radical hope and imagination. She has completed artist and writer residencies with Haverford College, Leeway x NextFAB Studios and SWIMPONY (2017-2019) and was a recent recipient of the 2020 Leeway Transformation Award.


Ali Richardson