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?


The collaboratively generated discussion from each session feeds into the development of the exhibition Our House of Common Weeds at Res.


Between 26th September and 25th October each of the Our House of Common Weeds artists will lead a session for discussion of their research and work in progress.



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. We will meet regularly at Res. in Deptford.

Documentation and discussion of past sessions can be found on the research forum here >>


Please email for more info or if you would like to attend.