Inspired by discussions on radical imagination, Indigenous thought, collective intelligence, and plural ecology, this event invites participants to discuss and develop new habits of thought for the era of environmental collapse. The Futurity Island provides participants a space to speculate on interspecies ecologies and probe the usefulness of the concept “sympoiesis” imagining and working together in radical inter-disciplinarity toward desirable futures.
Discursive event in three chapters:
The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea with Christine Shaw, Etienne Turpin, Nicole L’Huillier, Indre Umbrasaite, Tobias Putrih, Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas.
Remote Sensing and Translating with Glorianna Davenport, Brian Mayton, Caroline A. Jones, Erin Genia.
Submerged Perspectives, Extinction and Decolonial Futures with Macarena Gómez-Barris, Eben Kirksey, Brent D. Ryan, Lorena Bello Gomez.
Concept: Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas; co-organized with Christine Shaw
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology, the generous donors to the 2018 McDermott Award Gala, hosted by the Council for the Arts at MIT, the School of Architecture and Planning, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto Mississauga, Musket Transport, Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program, and IPEX.
Futurity Island, 2018 was commissioned by Blackwood Gallery for The Work of Wind: Air, Land, Sea, curated by Christine Shaw.