ancient fruit (future)

Twin Jude & Mel-Xochitl Campos Escobar

words on longing & belonging

Hannah Spector

breaking rules and imagining new systems

Ashley Shey


Arrin Sutliff & Eileen Rae Walsh

vocabulary of learning and adaptation

Mojdeh Rezaeipour

welcoming liquid

cevahir c. ozdogan

growing as a practice

An-Phuong Ly

embodied translation

Rex Delafkaran

bricks for the future

Sera Boeno


Nina Q. Allen

Nina Q. Allen

not (yet) futura free is a compilation of ten multidisciplinary projects that will unfold over the course of six weeks, archiving the processes of twelve artists as they share new work about future poetry.

This project is about imagining another world, inspired by the scholarship of Kara Keeling who uses the term "poetry from the future" to describe a felt presence of the unknowable. The unknown/known feeling of an abolitionist, anti-capitalist, anti-racist, queer, and feminist world. Through storytelling and friendship, the project weaves together the disparate mythologies a place just beyond reach. Nostalgia is a recurring mood throughout, a nostalgia that has both a past and future dimension that can be helpful as we collectively consider what the world will feel like emerging from a global pandemic.

Each artist's page will be updated regularly as stories emerge.

not (yet) futura free
is organized by Nathalie von Veh and brought to life by the graphic design of Composite Co.