A Forecast – Looking Up Olive Street, St. Louis, Missouri, in the Year 2010. Full image credit below.

Dwell in Other Futures

April 27, 2018 - April 28, 2018
.ZACK, Kranzberg Arts Foundation (April 27); Pulitzer Arts Foundation (April 28)

How do images of the future shape the city in the present? What competing futures are emerging in the urban fabric? Dwell in Other Futures is a two-day festival of art and ideas that explores the collisions of race, urbanism, and futurism, providing a platform for alternate visions of the St. Louis to come.

Anchored by the legendary science fiction author Samuel R. Delany, the festival will feature performances, presentations, screenings, and installations by an exciting line-up of participants—artists, architects, poets, and scholars working both locally and nationally.

Dwell in Other Futures launches from 6:30-10p Friday, April 27 at the Kranzberg Art Foundation’s .ZACK arts facility and will continue at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation from 1-8:30p Saturday, April 28. For the full schedule of events, click here>>

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Participants include:

Samuel R. Delany (Philadelphia)
Reynaldo Anderson (St. Louis)
ARTC (St. Louis)
Michael R. Allen (St. Louis)
Sophia Al-Maria (London)
Amanda Colón-Smith (St. Louis)
Maxi Glamour (St. Louis)
Autumn Knight (Houston/New York)
V. Mitch McEwen (Detroit/New York)
De Nichols (St. Louis)
Jae Shin (Newark)
Eric Ellingsen (St. Louis)

Dwell in Other Futures is organized by Gavin Kroeber (Studio for Art & Urbanism), Tim Portlock (associate professor, Sam Fox School), and Rebecca Wanzo (associate director, Center for the Humanities, and associate professor, Arts & Sciences).

Dwell in Other Futures is sponsored by the Divided City initiative, an Urban Humanities Initiative at Washington University in St. Louis, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and presented in partnership with the Fabricatorz Foundation, Kranzberg Arts Foundation, Law, Identity & Culture, projects+gallery, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Saint Louis Fashion Fund, Saint Louis University, and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.

Image: “A Forecast – Looking Up Olive Street, St. Louis, Missouri, in the Year 2010.” From Greater St. Louis Christmas Magazine, Dec. 1910. Halftone of rendering by Clarkson, 1910. Missouri History Museum Library. N20346.