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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Yousif M. Qasmiyeh’s collection features in Irish Times Best Poetry Books 2021

We are proud to share that Writing the Camp, the poetry collection by Imagining Futures Research Fellow and Baddawi Camp ... Read more

Yousif M. Qasmiyeh’s collection Highly Commended by The Forward Prizes

Writing the Camp is a collection by our Baddawi Lab collaborator, Yousif M Qasmiyeh. The poetry collection has been Highly ... Read more


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