Florence Okoye


Florence is a UX Designer, coder and founder of Afrofutures_UK, an interdisciplinary collective dedicated to exploring how technology both shapes and reimagines the black experience. Inspired by afrofuturist writers and thinkers such as Octavia Butler, Kodwo Eshun and Reynaldo Anderson, Afrofutures_UK is especially interested in using creative technology to reveal untold histories of the black community which can be a source of inspiration for developing a more intersectional future. Afrofutures_UK has hosted workshops in comic creation and coding (from Arduino to web development), engaged academics through open conferences and citizen science jams, and has also explored radical artistic practice to share and evolve new narratives.