Imagining Futures is founded on the idea that archives are negotiations about visions of the future – whose story will continue to be told and how, and whose silenced – these become acute in moments of post-conflict, displacement and reconstruction. READ MORE

Our aspiration, in recognising the power of archives, is to make them sites of engagement through:

  • exploratory labs
  • commissioned projects
  • creation of new archives
  • preservation of archives under threat
  • reading existing archives against the grain
  • and (re)thinking sites of memory.

Through these activities we seek to advocate for culture to be recognised as a human need.

Our first pilot project, hosted in Lindi, Tanzania (2019), is introduced in this short documentary film Re-Imagining Sites of Memory, by Mark Kaplan (edited by Nancy Rushohora and Izette Mostert). Link to film: ENGLISH / SWAHILI

Imagining Futures is an Arts and Humanities Research Council, GCRF Network+ funded by the UKRI

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Who decides what gets to be remembered into the future, and to shape it?

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