We are a collective of scholars and artists from various fields working on activist, speculative and collaborative projects that reimagine and shape emerging futures. EFC provides an inclusive space for people to map out future-oriented methodologies, ethics, strategies, tactics, and modes of being while working together towards better futures.
Talking Uncertainty Insights incorporate bite-sized podcasts and textual syntheses collaboratively created by EFC members.
What does it mean to privilege textuality and the logic of the archive over embodied knowledge systems and oral repertoires?
How can we go beyond self-reflexivity in our research and deal with our inability to directly impact the living conditions of our interlocutors?
How do we practice and teach mnidoo-knowing in the face of dominant western ideologies?
We feature scholars, artists and practitioners who are working on collaborative projects that speculate emergent futures in times of radical uncertainty. This series highlights how individuals and communities are staging, designing, performing and transforming futures.
In this special event, Dr. Johannes Sjöberg will be premiering his new ethno science fiction film ‘Call Me Back’ (2020), followed by a talk on exploring uncertain environmental futures through creative and collaborative practice. We will explore how projective improvisation in ethnographic film could contribute to the way we relate to scientific predictions of the future.Learn more...
What does a bird actually see when it is part of a large flock? During these times of radical uncertainty, continuing threats of colonialism, capitalism and climate genocide, Dr. Dolleen Manning discussed what we can learn from wading into subtle mnidoo regions to collaboratively imagine new futures and formations.Learn more...
In her talk, Dr. Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston tracked the feeling of awkwardness she experienced in an imaginative ethnography project conducted in collaboration with Randia, a Polish Romani woman. She discussed her attempt to re-envision anthropology as an engaged, collaborative and interventionist practice.Learn more...
We periodically share news about EFC members’ performances, podcasts, workshops, publications, presentations, events and other activities. Read the latest news here.
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen
Community Liaison Worker, Expressive Arts Therapist in Training, YWCA Toronto, Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association
Kayla Chambers will be doing a presentation-performance-project at the Forum of Original Theatre / Theory / Thought (FOOT) 2021 Conference on Thursday, Feb 25th. Registration is free, click here to attend.
Executive Editor, LILA Foundation for Translocal Initiatives
Shivani Karmarkar has published an article entitled "The Captivating Spiral of Time" reflecting on the fallacies and possibilities of time as a priceless commodity.
Graduate Student, Ashoka University
Sanchit Toor has published an article entitled "Shangshar Bideshe: Navigating the Spiritual and Material Baazars" about his conversation with Parvathy Baul, a practitioner, performer, and teacher of the Baul tradition from Bengal, India.