Letter from the Future

25 November 2018 12pm - 3pm


Something is exposed that blows your mind
‘science fiction’ a narrative is science fiction only the future
are black holes about future
the ‘it’ the shift
science fiction has a shift
not necessarily about a linear
shift of canter.

fight for power
‘bad other (alien)’
spatial + time other
‘time fiction’ not necessarily science fiction
the feeling of science fiction allows for displacement to allow for the possible
alien is the progressed American euro-american
savage <———>
desire for Indigeneity

people can be aliens
classifications of alien
barely logical configurations
compassion empathy
what is the definition of human?
vision fiction

A tool for future imagining
To allow ourselves to know what we already
Anticipation – ‘social relations’
Relationship, ethic,
philosophy fiction
artificial intelligence
visionary – writers of science fiction ’post-political’
‘everything can be capitalized on’
science ‘re-relation with the world’
possibilities of black holes

Notes from the Future, Montréal. Transcribed by Mattia Zylak.


This writing workshop is lead by Sepake Angiama, the current visiting curator of Aggregate.

Space is limited. Please RSVP to office@mercerunion.org or 416.536.1519

Sepake Angiama is a curator and educator currently based in Europe. Her work focuses on the social framework and discursive practices. This has inspired her to collaborate with artists, architects and designers who disrupt or provoke aspects of the social sphere through action, design, dance and architecture. Angiama recently served as Head of Education for Documenta 14 where she initiated Under the Mango Tree: Sites of Learning in cooperation with ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), a project that gathers artist-led social spaces, libraries and schools interested in unfolding discourses around decolonizing education practices. Previously, she was Head of Education for Manifesta 10 hosted by the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. Angiama is currently a Fellow at BAK, Utrecht (basis voor actuele kunst) and is undertaking research on science fiction, modernist architecture and intersectional feminism. Angiama holds an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London.

Aggregate is generously supported by The British Council, our Main Partner