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CO-CREATING THE FUTURE Panel Discussion w/ All Black Creatives Foundation

July 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

What can the future look like for creatives who are sometimes underrepresented or misrepresented in their creative fields? Danielle Elise, founder of All Black Creatives, will moderate a chat about how collaborating globally can inspire us, and what we dream the future of our fields could look like. Guests include professional filmmaker and multi-media artist Lydia Hicks, techie and video game designer TJ Hughes, and event curator and host Maureen ‘Mo’ Mutheu.



This event is the first in a series called TRANSFORM by CO:QUO – 3 evenings of 4 virtual events curated by multidisciplinary creatives on July 23, 28, & 30, 2020. For the full program, visit: coquo.co/transform

All events will be livestreamed free of charge, but please consider making a contribution to an organization selected by All Black Creatives:

DONATE – instagram.com/seedingsovereignty – Seeding Sovereignty – Indigenous folx growing radical change.



We’re a multi-generational community made up of Black creatives of all sorts including designers, musicians, entrepreneurs, and more! Our mission is to celebrate Black creatives every day and our vision is to develop an ecosystem of resources, connections, and opportunities that help them to live out their greatest potential.

www.allblackcreatives.com | instagram.com/allblackcreatives



Moderator – Danielle Elise (she/her)

Danielle Elise (she/her) is the cofounder, creative director, and VP of community for the All Black Creatives Foundation. She designs experiences for people to create, be inspired, be celebrated and find community. Through her foundation All Black Creatives, she has designed community programming with brands like Bumble, Instagram, Google, and Facebook. She attributes her creativity to a passion for connection, inherited from her family. She daydreams about interactive, multi-sensory events that celebrate connection through art, food and philanthropy.


Lydia Hicks (she/her/they)

Lydia Marie Hicks is a professional filmmaker and multi-media artist known for her video and place-based installation β€œBlack in the Water” (2018) and her experimental documentary β€œRediscovering the Scientist” (2016). Her projects seek to explode identity-based historical narratives and promote healing by historicizing alternate concepts of western culture and celebrating the overlooked and undervalued contributions of marginalized groups. Her work has been featured on National Geographic and premiered at Sundance Film Festival.

TJ Hughes (he/him)

An independent game developer and 3D artist out of St. Louis, Missouri, Tj Hughes taught himself game development in his early teens, and has since started a solo dev company entitled “Terrifying Jellyfish”. Under this name, he intends on escaping the mundane and mediocre forever through the exorbitant use of color, playfulness, and aesthetics.

Maureen β€˜Mo’ Mutheu (she/her)

Maureen β€˜Mo’ Mutheu is an event curator, host, and founder of Songversations BLN, a Berlin-based live music event series that consists of one-on-ones with glocal performing artists and a soulful afterparty.



CO:QUO is a word of action: CO-CREATE STATUS-QUO. We are a collective of multidisciplinary creatives collaborating internationally. Our mission is to address status-quos that have negative impacts on society through the intersection of art, music, science, and technology. We encourage co-creation by facilitating discussions, workshops, and performances.

www.coquo.co | instagram.com/coquo.co | facebook.com/coquo.co



No racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism, or other forms of hate speech will be permitted during the livestream events. Please participate with mutual respect and kindness as a basis for interacting with others.


July 30, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm