Rasheedah Phillips, Esq. is the Managing Attorney of the Housing Unit at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia/USA. She is also the founder of The AfroFuturist Affair, Black Quantum Futurism Collective, and a founding member of Metropolarity Queer Scifi Collective. Phillips is the co-creator of the award-winning Community Futures Lab project, a socially engaged art and research project that explores communal temporality, futurism, and preservation of memory and history in an area undergoing redevelopment, gentrification, and mass displacement.
Phillips is the recipient of the National Housing Law Project 2017, Housing Justice Award 2017, City & State Pennsylvania 40 under 40 Rising Star award, a 2017 Pew Fellowship recipient, a 2018 Atlantic Fellow for Racial Equity, and 2019 Barristers Association of Philadelphia Outstanding Young Attorney Award. Her writing has appeared in Keywords for Radicals: The Contested Vocabulary of Late Capitalist Struggle, Temple University Political and Civil Rights Journal, Villanova Law Review, Organize Your Own Catalogue, and many other publications. As part of the Collective BQF, her artwork has been exhibited at Icebox Project Space, Black Oak House, Live Worms Gallery, Temple Contemporary Vox Populi Gallery, Kelly’s Writers House Brodsky Gallery, Bergen Kunsthall, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
One of Phillips’ most recent projects, www.blackwomxntemporal.net, was awarded a 2018 web residency with Akademie Schloss Solitude under the theme Refiguring the Feminist Future.