Other Futures

Rochita Loenen-Ruiz

​Rochita Loenen-Ruiz originally comes from the Philippines and has been living in the Netherlands for quite a while. A recipient of the Octavia Butler Scholarship Award in 2009, she gives workshops on writing science fiction, including for the FIBER Festival and Other Futures (2020 and 2021): Envisioning Other Futures. Her workshop practice is influenced by thinkers on decoloniality such as Edouard Glissant. “The borders between practices are permeable,” says Loenen-Ruiz, “and as beings whose strength lies in our ability to imagine, there are or should be no borders.”