mukhtara yusuf is a visual artist/scholar, cultural activist and designer. her work focuses on black speculative design pedagogy, african identity, hybridity, urban design and environmentalism. key concerns in her work are african design infrastructures, collaborative design, and issues of social capital and value.  

her creative practice explores links between issues of trauma, black mental health, and afrofuturism by exploring larger conceptual motifs of colonial time, indigenous epistemology and material counter memory




 IYA is a song mukhtara’s mother, sola yussuf, composed for her own mother. it is sung by sola yussuf herself and was originally featured as accompaniment to enrica picarelli's essay on mukhtara's work published on #blackstothefuture. 

(art re-working by mawena yehouessi)



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