Futurity / Society / Action brings together a range of researchers interested in the ways in which we conceive of the future and recontextualise history in the now.

At its core is the need to counter social, political, geographical and economic turmoil with visionary futures of new cultural, aesthetic, ideological and political processes.

About the cluster

Futurity / Society / Action is one of four research clusters within the School of Art at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA).

It is convened by Dr Kristin Mojsiewicz, Director of Outreach and a Lecturer in the School of Art.

Bringing together established and early career researchers, including PhD students, we are open to everyone at every career stage. 

Events

In the 2016/17 academic year, the School of Art Friday Lectures - a public series of talks by leading national and international artists and thinkers - were themed around the School’s research clusters.

Four of the talks were linked to Futurity/Society/Action:

  • 4th November 2016 - Corin Sworn
  • 11th November 2016 - Martin Herbert
  • 18th November 2016 - Hannah Sawtell
  • 25th November 2016 - Bisan Abu Eisheh
Zoe Walker / Walker & Bromwich. Serpent of Capitalism (2018). Roskilde Festival, Denmark.
Image courtesy of the artist
Zoe Walker / Walker & Bromwich. Serpent of Capitalism (2018). Roskilde Festival, Denmark.

At its core is the need to counter social, political, geographical and economic turmoil with visionary futures of new cultural, aesthetic, ideological and political processes.

Images

The images on this page are of work by two Futurity/Society/Action team members: Torsten Lauschmann (main image); and Zoe Walker.

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