Other Futures is a multidisciplinary festival and exhibition that presents speculative visions of the future. We connect makers and thinkers from all over the world who use speculative fiction to imagine and build other futures with our communities.
Other Futures believes that we can build a fairer, more inclusive and cleaner world. It starts with imagining alternative routes to the future, but it does not end there. The speculative fiction in Other Futures is an instrument of change.
Other Futures is the place to be for people who are curious, open to new experiences and encounters, positive about their own role in building other futures with everyone present. We offer weird and mindshifting experiences to reflect and act upon!
The second edition’s focus is on the future of a multispecies society. Humans are just one of the species among many others: plants, animals, minerals, bots, aliens, ghosts – no one is excluded.
What kind of life form do you want to be today? What is it like to be an octopus? Which plant would you like to merge with? Are cockroaches the teachers of the future? Can you play with a ghost? Do we have to negotiate with the sea about the plastic soup? Speculative fiction does not have to be about distant planets. Other Futures remains on Earth and explores the future of all species on our blue planet.
Other Futures 2021 is inspired by other species, ancestors and fluid worlds.