The Future is a Collective Project

The Future is a Collective Project
26 September – 25 October 2017

Over five weeks each of the 5 artists commissioned for the exhibition, Our House of Common Weeds, will lead a public session for discussion of their research and work in progress.

The collaboratively generated discussion from each session will feed into the development of Our House of Common Weeds, 27 Oct – 26 Nov, at Res. London.

The Future is a Collective Project is a participatory research group, akin to a reading group but not limited to texts. It is grounded in the question: Are we carrying the right tools to shape the future we want and need?

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First quarter moon in Sagittarius (Tuesday 26 September)
7 – 9pm
Hosted by Verity Birt

Waxing gibbous moon in Pisces (Wednesday 4 October)
7 – 9pm
Hosted by Anna FC Smith

Waning gibbous in Cancer (Wednesday 11 October)
7 – 9pm
Hosted by Carl Gent

Waning crescent moon in Virgo (Tuesday 17 October)
7 – 9pm
Hosted by Fourthland

Waxing crescent moon in Capricorn (Wednesday 25 October)
7 – 9pm
Hosted by Andrea Williamson

First quarter moon in Capricorn (Friday 27 October)
6 – 9pm
Opening of Our House of Common Weeds
+ After Party (DJ TBC)

The Future is a Collective Project began meeting in 2016 with the aim of collectively viewing, reading, talking and thinking about artworks/texts/books/films/projects to explore the following:

// Marginalised ideas and practices of the past being essential considerations in thinking about the future;
// The future as a tool of fiction for asserting our desires and articulating what is missing or ignored in the present;
// The possibilities of future thinking from the position of ‘the other’

In the interest of moving outside of the Western and patriarchal construction of clock time and its characterisations of past, present and future, meetings are scheduled according to the lunar calendar.


Further information on The Future is a Collective Project and Our House of Common Weeds can be found here: and


Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England