Futures and Fictions – Visual Cultures Autumn Public Program 2015


Futures and Fictions explores the political imaginary, the inventing and imaging of alternate narratives and image-worlds that might be pitched against the impasses of the present. The series ranges from future-oriented science fictions and alternative space-time plots to myths and images generated by marginalized and “minor” communities, queer-feminist strategies of fictioning, and the production of new Afro and other futurisms.

Series Organisers: Henriette Gunkel, Ayesha Hameed & Simon O’Sullivan

1 October – Robin Mackay (Urbanomic, UK)
Chair: Simon O’Sullivan

8 October – Oreet Ashery (Goldsmiths, UK)
Chair: Simon O’Sulllivan

15 October – Edward George (Black Audio Film Collective, UK)
Chair: Ayesha Hameed

22 October – Kemang Wa Lehulere (Centre for Historical Reenactments, South Africa)
Chair: Elvira Dyangani Ose

12 November – Tavia Nyong’o (NYU, US)
In conversation with Kodwo Eshun

19 November – Julian Henriques (Goldsmiths, UK)
Chair: Simon O’Sullivan
(venue to be confirmed)

26 November – Judy Thorne (Plan C)
In conversation with Mark Fisher

3 December – Daniel Kojo Schrade (Hampshire College, US)
Chair: Henriette Gunkel

10 December – Laboria Cuboniks
Chair: Luciana Parisi

The events are free and no booking is required.

Full details on Goldsmiths events calendar, Facebook & VLE. All welcome.

Goldsmiths, University of London – Professor Stuart Hall Building LG02
Thursdays: 5 – 7pm