SEVEN PROPHECIES OF THE FUTURE

The Future Studies Program has designed a rare ongoing program of seven “prophetic encounters”. Each installment will stage a conversation of images, narratives, and radical philosophy between two Future Faculty surrounding one of seven conceptual passwords: Chimera, Cipher, Temple, Reign, Surface, Oracle, and Idol.

In each prophetic episode, speakers will be asked to present one obscure myth, aesthetic work, and emergent phenomenon that might allow us to peer into some strange futurity.

These seven installments were created as part of The Future Studies Program's exhibition for the Venice Biennale 2021.

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Image: Asad Khan,"The Entropy Project" (2017)

PART 1. CHIMERA

Presenters: Nora Khan and Jason Mohaghegh; Moderator: Andrea Cetrulo

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PART 2. CIPHER

Presenters: Amy Ireland and Ed Keller; Moderator: Andrea Cetrulo

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PART 3. TEMPLE

Presenters: Carla Leitão and Dan Mellamphy; Moderator: Andrea Cetrulo

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PART 4. REIGN

Presenters: Nandita Biswas Mellamphy and Arshin Adib-Moghaddam; Moderator: Andrea Cetrulo

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PART 5. ORACLE

Presenters: Anna Longo and Dejan Lukic;

Moderator: Andrea Cetrulo

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PART 6. SURFACE

Presenters: Michael Marder and Laura Tripaldi;

Moderator: Andrea Cetrulo

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PART 7. IDOL

Presenters: Reza Negarestani and Jason Mohaghegh;

Moderator: Andrea Cetrulo

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