Florence Okoye

Florence Okoye

 
Florence Okoye is a User Experience/Service designer, writer, maker and curator whose work focuses on using participatory methods for designing within complex systems. Much of her current work is split between creating practical design frameworks using critical inquiry and speculative approaches, but also engaging in design education where she focuses on sharing decolonial and deconstructive approaches to digital design.
She has worked in a range of fields from cybersecurity to the cultural sector and her articles on futurism and Blackness have been published by journals such as openDemocracy, How We Get To Next (now defunct) and Het Nieuwe Instituut.

In 2015 she established AfroFutures_UK, an informal collective of creatives, coders, designers who produced conferences, meetups and events, collaborating with organisations such as Writing on the Wall, Culture Word and AfroFlux which focussed on exploring the future of Black identity in the UK.

More recently she has been working on projects that use digital art and zines to critically examine the way that kyriarchal dynamics are embedded in and transmitted through computational interfaces from apps to museum databases.