This story also appeared in Authentically Detroit

Authentically Detroit is a BridgeDetroit partner podcast that tells the stories of Detroiters’ lives through exposition and interview. 

In this episode, hosts Orlando Bailey and Donna Givens Davidson welcome Afrofuturist, artist and activist Bryce Detroit to discuss his provocative “Hood Closed to Gentrifiers” campaign in Detroit’s North End neighborhood.  Bryce explains why Afrofuturism should be an adopted practice when organizing, engaging and developing communities.

 “Afrofuturism is us in the moment thinking about the relationship we want to have with the environment, our peoples and how to get there.”

Detroit is entering a local election year and Bryce wants to identify candidates for mayor and city council by holding up his Afrofuturistic framework against their careers and campaign promises.

“Personally I’m not interested in moving the needle, I’m interested in creating a whole new meter.”

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Orlando Bailey is Engagement Director for BridgeDetroit. He is the former deputy director for Eastside Community Network in Detroit, is co-host of the Authentically Detroit podcast, and is the host at...

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