Idris Brewster

Kinfolk Foundation

idris brewster is a Brooklyn-born artist and creative technologist that disrupts traditional narratives through spatial experiences, all the while empowering others to do the same. idris’s work explores the liminal space between the historical archive, public space, and technology. idris is the Executive Director of Kinfolk Foundation, an augmented reality archive that puts the power of monument making and historical preservation into the hands of Black and Brown communities. Before Kinfolk, idris worked for Google, developing an educational program called Code Next that exposes Black and Brown youth to the world of computer science, allowing them to have the tools to build their own future. The goal of Code Next is to increase black and brown participation in STEAM. idris has received several awards and recognitions for his work, including Forbes 30 under 30, Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, New Museum, Eyebeam, the United Nations, and the Museum of Modern Art.