The Sankofa Residency

Bed-Stuy Create & Connect Fund Recipient

The Sankofa Residency is a multi-phase project that is both rooted in the history of Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY, and an afro-futurist imagining of BedStuy moving forward. Taking the Ghanian concept of Sankofa-looking backwards in order to move forward-this project uses research, oral history, and collaborative imagining to facilitate a plan for residents, businesses, and stakeholders to emerge from a place of healing, thriving, and progress. Each iteration culminates in an interdisciplinary immersive dance experience that transforms a space into a gallery of the past, present and future of that location placed in the context of the journey of BedStuy.

Create & Connect Fund Applicant: Kendra J. Ross

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