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Future Commons

01 Sep 2021-01 Sep 2023
Image: Shadow Selves, 2017. Courtesy of the artist Tobi Alexandra Falade.

Future Commons is a peer-led support structure for cross-institutional curatorial trainees and other early career creative practitioners which holds mutual care, imagination and conversation at its centre.

Future Commons is a responsive space for support, critical discussion and connection. The group emerged from the needs expressed for a space that nurtures creative belief, radical practice and open peer-level exchange outside formal work structures. Together, we favour process over outcome, intimacy over surveillance, and abundance over scarcity.

The group first met in August 2021 and continues to meet every two weeks. While conversation is at the heart of our gathering, we are also looking forward to organising studio visits, group trips, crits with selected mentors and public discussions as ways of expanding our collective practice.

Future Commons exists as part of iniva’s Future Collect initiative. Priya Jay, Barbican/iniva curatorial trainee 2018-19, is the current coordinator of Future Commons. To get in touch, please email pjay@iniva.org and to contact the group, please email futurecommons@iniva.org.

Future Commons is currently:

Chloe Austin, Tammi Bello, Tobi Alexandra Falade, Nikita Gill, Anahi Saravia Herrera, Amina Jama, Priya Jay, Amber Li, Jessica Lowe-Mbirimi and Kinnari Saraiya

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