Reimagining an Afrofuturist Africa with a Focus on Mental Health Management

By Trish Kanana

The concept of Afrofuturism is a powerful lens through which to imagine a futuristic African continent. With a focus on mental health management, this project aims to explore how transhumanism could be used as a tool to heal the memories of past traumas without erasing or rewriting history. The goal is to envision a future Africa that is both technologically advanced and culturally rich, with a strong emphasis on mental well-being.

This reflective journal will delve into the question of what a future Africa could look like if mental health is managed effectively. It will explore the potential for African countries to become leaders in the field of transhumanism and mental health management, using cutting-edge technologies to support individuals in their healing journey.

The journal will also consider the challenges that come with embracing a transhumanist approach to mental health management. It will examine ethical questions around the use of technology to heal memories and the potential for abuse or misuse of these tools. Additionally, it will look at how to ensure that marginalized communities have access to these technologies and are not left behind in the quest for a futurist Africa.

Ultimately, this project aims to inspire and engage readers to think creatively about the future of Africa and the role that mental health management can play in shaping it. It seeks to ignite a conversation around the power of transhumanism to transform mental health care and to imagine a more hopeful and equitable future for all Africans.

Initial Concept Ideation

Reflective Journal

2023 - Designed by Trish Kanana
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