temporal slip resistance
The tension between the lived experience of time and the hegemonic imposition of the Western time construct gives rise to oppressive time structures in which individuals and communities must contend. Communities of color and non-conformists most often bear the brunt of such oppression to the point of facing temporal extinction. Using Charles W. Mills’s formulation of White Time, a time that manifests itself as the nominally timeless ideal to the exclusion of non-white temporalities, this workshop seeks to contest the modern temporal framework that is predicated on colonial, racialized, and capitalist legacies. Through a series of speculative design performance-based activities, participants are led through Afrofuturist conceptions and manifestations of time to emerge as temporal resistance agents battling against epistemic erasure.