Rasheedah Phillips

United States of America

Rasheedah is a queer housing advocate, parent, writer, interdisciplinary artist, and cultural producer. She uses web-based projects, zines, short film, archival practices, experimental nonfiction, speculative fiction, printmaking, performance, social practice, installation, and creative research to explore the construct of time, temporalities, and community futurisms through a Black futurist cultural lens and experience.

Rasheedah is the founder of The AfroFuturist Affair, founding member of Metropolarity Queer Speculative Fiction Collective, cofounder of Black Quantum Futurism, cocreator of the award-winning Community Futures Lab, and creator of the Black Women Temporal Portal and Black Time Belt projects.

Recognized as a national expert in housing policy, Rasheedah is a 2016 graduate of the Shriver Center Racial Justice Institute, a 2018 Atlantic Fellow for Racial Equity, and a 2021 PolicyLink Ambassador for Health Equity.

As part of Black Quantum Futurism and as a solo artist, Rasheedah has been awarded an Arts at CERN Residency, a Vera List Center Fellowship, A Blade of Grass Fellowship, a Velocity Fund Fellowship, among others. She has exhibited, presented, been in residence, and performed, among others, at the Institute of Contemporary Art London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Serpentine Gallery, Red Bull Arts, the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Akademie Solitude, Manifesta 13 Biennale, and documenta fifteen.


Race Beyond Borders

The Future of BlacknessThe Future of Blackness

Nigel Richard, host of season 3 of Race Beyond Borders, talks with Black futurists Geci Karuri-Sebina and Rasheedah Phillips about the practice of futures thinking.

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