Emergent Futures

A Laboratory for Transdisciplinary Experimentation
and Collaborative Future-Making

Online Talk Series

Talking Uncertainty

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.

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Talking Uncertainty

An Elephant in the Room: Tracking an Awkward Anthropology

Dr. Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston

Poland & Canada

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.

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Talking Uncertainty

The Murmuration of Birds: An Anishinaabe Ontology of Mnidoo-Worlding

Dr. Dolleen Tisawii'ashii Manning


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 discusses what can we learn from wading into subtle mnidoo regions to collaboratively imagine new futures and formations.

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The CoLab

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 explore and map out collaborative, interventionist methods, tactics and ethics.  

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Our Future-Making Practices











We periodically share news about EFC members’ performances, podcasts, workshops, publications, presentations, events and other activities. Read the latest news here.

Mary Bunch will be giving a talk entitled 'Extending Reality (XR) with Disability Worldmaking' at the Toronto Film and Media Seminar at 16:30 on October 23, 2020.

Oct 2020

Alize Arican will be presenting a paper entitled "Figuring It Out in Tarlabasi, Istanbul" as part of the panel, "Politics and Anti-Politics of Care in Turkey" at the Middle East Studies Asssociation conference which will be held virtually on October 6, 2020.

Oct 2020

Maruša Levstek, the editor of Excursions Journal, is currently promoting a call for papers for their 2020/21 issue with a theme (Re)Connect. The upcoming issue invites researchers from all disciplines to (re)connect to the complex relationships between society, nature, things, science, and being human.

Oct 2020

Aadita Chaudhury will be participating in UNIDEE and Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto Residency on the theme: "Embedded Arts Practice in a Post-pandemic Future" (Sept - Nov 2020).

Sep 2020