About Other Futures

Exploring New Perspectives through Science Fiction


Other Futures is a new multidisciplinary online and offline platform for thinkers and builders of other futures. For the first time in the history of science fiction makers and thinkers from different disciplines and different parts of the world will explore the potentialities of the genre together with the public. The first edition of the Other Futures will focus on non-Western science fiction. Other Futures will be a meeting point for sharing new insights about how we want to envision and build our future. The platform uses science fiction not just to reflect upon the future but also as a tool of empowerment in order to build a new and better world.

The platform will kick-off with a three-day multidisciplinary festival in the Melkweg and the Sugarfactory in Amsterdam (February 2-4, 2018), the exhibition Creating Other Futures in the Melkweg Expo (January 14 - February 11, 2018), the one-day storytellers event New Narratives for Climate Action at VondelCS and the online platform via the site.

Vision and mission

Mouflon Foundation devotes itself exclusively to the realization of Other Futures – Exploring New Perspectives through Science Fiction, the new multidisciplinary online and offline platform for people from all disciplines from everywhere in the world who think about and help shape the future, aimed at a wide and varied audience.

Other Futures recommendation committee

  • Dr. Etienne Augé, senior lecturer in the Department of Media & Communication at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication, and founder of the Community for the Histories of the Future (CHIFT), Rotterdam
  • Marjorie Boston, director of RIGHTABOUTNOW INC., Amsterdam
  • Dr. Cissie Fu, dean of the Faculty of Culture and Community at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada
  • Cindy Kerseborn, documentary maker and founder of Stichting Cimaké Foundation, Amsterdam
  • Martijn Lindeboom, science fiction and fantasy writer and chair of the Stichting ter bevordering van het fantastisch genre (Association for the Promotion of the Fantasy Genre), Groningen
  • Prof. dr. P. (Patricia) Pisters, professor of Film Studies in the Department of Media Studies and director of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) at the University of Amsterdam

Other Futures team

  • Artistic director, curator of film, art, theory and Other Futures Academy: Brigitte van der Sande
  • Curator of music and performance: Amal Alhaag
  • Curator of literature: Vamba Sherif
  • Curator of anime and manga: Rabia Sitabi
  • Co-curator of Other Futures Academy: Tibor Bijl
  • Film manager: Peggy Gemerts
  • Marketing: Marilou van Bueren
  • Design: Autobahn
  • Website construction: Engelswoord
  • Texts/editing website, programme booklet and online platform: Renée Borgonjen
  • Translations Dutch-English: Jane Bemont
  • Logistics & catering: Hansje Lo-a-Njoe
  • Business managers: Rob Kuiphuis (operations manager) and Ernst Houdkamp (strategy manager) 
  • Exhibition and film production: Rembrandt Boswijk van Indyvideo
  • Programme production in collaboration with Melkweg
  • Producer of Other Futures Academy and programme production assistant: Jasmijn Alkaf
  • Project team member: Catherine Steenbeek
  • Coordinator of volunteers: Daphne Verweij
     

LOCATION PARTNERS

  • Melkweg
  • Sugarfactory
  • VondelCS
  • The American Book Center
  • Filmtheater De Uitkijk
     

SPECIAL THANKS

  • Community for the Histories of the Future (CHIFT) of Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Diederick Croese
  • Annet Dekker
  • DutchCulture
  • Imagine Film Festival
  • Fantasize
  • Film and Media Studies, University of Amsterdam
  • Tom van Gestel
  • Esther Gottschalk
  • Hebban.nl
  • Patrick van der Hijden
  • Makerversity Amsterdam
  • Monnik | Studio
  • New Urban Collective
  • Prince Claus Fund
  • Right About Now Inc.
  • Godelieve Spaas
  • Björn Stenvers
  • Stichting ter bevordering van het fantastische genre
  • Annette Wolfsberger
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… and all the critters whose names we do not mention but who supported us in so many unforgettable ways.

Stichting Mouflon / Other Futures

Anjeliersstraat 143-3
1015 NE Amsterdam
info@otherfutures.nl
www.otherfutures.nl
020-6202600

RSIN: 813580572
KvK: 41211344
Triodos: NL24 TRIO 0391 1783 85

Other Futures is supported by

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