Residencies Insights: Speculations on other futures by Brigitte van der Sande, former Curator-in-Residence

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Residencies Insights: Speculations on other futures by Brigitte van der Sande, former Curator-in-Residence

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Often considered a poor cousin of highbrow literature and arthouse films, science fiction enables us to imagine possible futures. Twelve years ago, while travelling through the Middle East and Africa, Brigitte van der Sande chanced upon an unexpected amount of sci-fi literature, drawings, and films that envisioned alternative futures as a way to critique existing power structures while shunning censorship. In countries where continuous change is the status quo because of war or political instability, thinkers, artists, and writers are deeply engaged with the liberating potential of the genre. In this talk, van der Sande will discuss how her long-term research on the subject led to the realisation of Other Futures, “a multidisciplinary online and offline platform for thinkers and builders of other futures.” The first edition, which took place in Amsterdam in early 2018, featured non-Western science fiction makers and thinkers mostly from Africa and from the African diaspora; the second edition, slated for 2020, will focus on Asia.

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2018-12-06

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In this talk, van der Sande will discuss how her long-term research on the subject led to the realisation of Other Futures, “a multidisciplinary online and offline platform for thinkers and builders of other futures.”

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General

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Onsite (CCA)

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No

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Citation

“Residencies Insights: Speculations on other futures by Brigitte van der Sande, former Curator-in-Residence,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed June 28, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2513.