‘Living in the Future’

Future Polities @ Auto Italia, Nov 24 – Jan 5

24 November 2014

Art/ Work Association (A/WA) is putting together a series of readings and workshops titled Future Polities and taking place at Auto Italia‘s King Cross space from November 24 through to January 5.

A/WA exists as an association of “creative workers” and artists churning out a self-generated programme of talks, workshops, reading groups, screenings, seminars and critical feedback sessions. For their latest series, they’ve joined forces with sci-fi and future-oriented art magazine, Living In The Future, for a five-session programme running through the next six weeks.

Based on the premise that science fiction offers “means with which to critique and reimagine the present”, Future Polities invites a selection of artists, writers, and cultural theorists to discuss future possibilities, including a group discussion with Ben Vickers, the initiator of unMonastery,  a reading of Ursula Le Guin‘s The Dispossessed, and a discussion with Helen Hester.

See the Future Polities programme page for details. **

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Living in the Future launch @ Banner Repeater, Feb 28

24 February 2014

A new science fiction zine, Living the future, is launching at London’s Banner Repeater, February 28.

Edited by James Hedges and Rebecca Bligh, Issue 1 is called ‘The Next Phase in Human Evolution‘ and features contributions by Ben Osborn, Viniita Neet Moran, Pete Inkpen, Marta Poznanski, Ed Fornieles, Paul Kindersley, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Ad Minoliti, Llew Watkins, Joey Holder and Jack Brennan.

Caught in a self-perpetuating loop of influence, modern life is as much based on science fiction as science fiction is based on modern life and the journal explores this through “future-writing, to include fiction, essays, poetry and visual art”.

There’s also a call for submissions for Issue 2 at the Living in the future website, which you can also check for event details.

Read an interview with Jaakko Pallasvuo. **

Header image courtesy Ad Minoliti.
Frozen spectacle. Florian Auer @ Kraup

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