Building a Museum 353 Years in the Future.

Ari Melenciano
14 min readJul 3, 2018

An exploration on the eradication of racial oppression in future times, through speculative design and futuristic ideating of a utopian city and society called, Afrotopolis.

We’re fighting for a better future. But what does that future actually look like? What will it feel like when Black Americans are no longer living in intensely toxic situations that have been carefully designed for White American gain? What type of art would Black artists be able to make when we no longer have to simultaneously fulfill our artistic needs while also fighting to push our…

Ari Melenciano

Artist | Designer | Creative Technologist | Researcher | Founder of Afrotectopia