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OTHER FUTURES
The First-Ever Non-Western Science Fiction Festival in the World

Other Futures visual identity by Autobahn
Other Futures visual identity by Autobahn

 

Did you ever wonder why we see so little science fiction from non-Western countries? You think it doesn't exist?

Isn’t science fiction, that Western genre par excellence, primarily about macho heroes? White men with high-tech weaponry who defend the earth against alien invasions or conquer planets on the wild frontiers of the universe?

Nothing could be further from the truth. A steady flow of inspiring films, books, plays, music and art is being produced by non-Western artists and thinkers. Their science fiction offers a different approach to the future, one that is humane and open to contact with others, whether they be people, transhumans, aliens or spirits.

With your support we will bring these makers and thinkers from all over the world to Amsterdam to celebrate this critical, political, funny, feminine, empowering and above all inclusive science fiction.

Together we will build decolonized futures, queer futures, resistant futures, indigenous futures. Your future! Our future!

Visual Art – Jacque Njeri (Kenya)
Visual Art – Jacque Njeri (Kenya)

 

About us
We are a diverse group of independent curators, producers, writers and coordinators who believe it's time to build other futures.

Location and date
The Other Futures Festival takes place from February 2-4, 2018 in the Melkweg and Sugarfactory in Amsterdam.

Location de Melkweg
Location de Melkweg
Music – Mind over Mind / Black Constellation (USA)
Music – Mind over Mind / Black Constellation (USA)

 

Shabazz Palaces/Black Constellation

      

Awesome line-up
Black Constellation, Nnedi Okorafor, Wanuri Kahiu, Nisi Shawl, Daniel José Older, Walidah Imarisha, Nalo Hopkinson, Dilman Dila, Basma Abdel Aziz, Grace Dillon, Climbing PoeTree, Larissa Sansour, Ming Wong,  Kareem Reid, Insanlar, BaBa ZuLa, Jacque Njeri, AiRich, Khavn de la Cruz, Fran Ilich, Wayne Blair, Raju Rage, Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Nkisi..

...and many more!

Literature – Nnedi Okorafor (Nigeria/USA)
Literature – Nnedi Okorafor (Nigeria/USA)

 

Together with you we will realize Other Futures!

Our Other Futures team would like to thank you Brigitte van der Sande, Amal Alhaag, Vamba Sherif, Tibor Bijl, Peggy Gemerts, Marilou van Bueren, Triple P Entertainment, Autobahn, Peter Schilleman, Hansje Lo-a-Njoe, Rob Kuiphuis, Ernst Houdkamp, Rembrandt Boswijk/Indyvideo, Damiana de Windt, Catherine Steenbeek, Renée Borgonjen, Jane Bemont, Daphne Verweij, Rita Ouédraogo

Office Other Futures
Office Other Futures

https://otherfutures.nl/en

Performance – Climbing PoeTree (USA)
Performance – Climbing PoeTree (USA)

 


Risks and challenges

This is the first edition of Other Futures, and we hope to make it such a success that we can pop-up every two years in a different city or country. In the meantime we will build an online platform that will connect people, projects, links, experiences, dreams and knowledge. The challenge is to make the festival a success, the risk is that we don't get the attention the participants of Other Futures deserve. We need your help to do that. We will be very grateful if you support us by donating or spreading the word about Other Futures!

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