Afronautic Research Lab

The Afronauts standing in their research lab

Research materials in the lab.

Afronauts help citizens in the lab.

Citizen Researchers in the Afronautic Research LabThe Afronauts, are descendants of the Dogon people of Mali. They left earth 10,000 years ago and have returned home to save the planet. Tackling one issue at a time, they invite citizen researchers to join them in their Afronautic Research Lab. Currently, they are confronting Canada’s historical amnesia. They do this by unveiling 18th century¬† newspapers and inviting visitors to contemplate the ads posted by Canadian slave owners.

Review of the Afronautic Research Lab’s performance appeared in Overcast, Newfoundland’s alternative newspaper, Sept 12, 2016
“Two silent attendants dressed in futuristic capes, bright white turbans and boots, welcome citizen researchers into the dimly lit Afronautic Research Lab. They guide visitors to a long table covered in books and photocopies of historical documents, including advertisements for escaped slaves placed by Canadian slave owners.”

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