How do images of the future shape the city in the present? What competing futures are emerging in the urban fabric? 

Dwell in Other Futures is a two-day festival of art and ideas that explores the collisions of race, urbanism, and futurism, providing a platform for alternate visions of the St. Louis to come. Launching Friday, April 27 at the Kranzberg Art Foundation’s .ZACK arts facility, Dwell in Other Futures will continue at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation on Saturday, April 28. 


Saturday, April 28
1pm Installations, Actions & Workshops

New Commission: Katherine Simóne Reynolds, You’re the Only Reason I’m Staying Here
On view at 4:30 and 7:45

the earth is blue like an orange greenway
(landscape performances welcoming the future now Chouteau Greenway)
Eric Ellingsen and Species of Space

Imagining St. Louis Futures with The Justice Fleet
Amber Johnson with S. Jewell S. McGhee
Open throughout the day


2pm Performances & Presentations

Performance: Autumn Knight, The La-a Consortium: Convening #3

Artist Talk: Mendi + Keith Obadike

Screening: Sophia Al-Maria
Courtesy of Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative PCAI 

Public Conversation


5pm Performances & Presentations

New Commission: Damon Davis, Bloom of EROS featuring Bloom

New Imaginaries: Urban Design, Power, and Civic Futures in St. Louis, Detroit, and Newark with Amanda Colón-Smith, V. Mitch McEwen, and Jae Shin

Manifestos for a Future St. Louis with ARTC, Michael R. Allen, Maxi Glamour,  ICE, De Nichols, and Alison C. Rollins

Public Conversation

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Dwell in Other Futures is organized by Gavin Kroeber, Tim Portlock, and Rebecca Wanzo. 

Dwell in Other Futures is sponsored by the Divided City initiative, an Urban Humanities Initiative at Washington University in St. Louis, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and presented in partnership with the Fabricatorz Foundation, Kranzberg Arts Foundation, projects+gallery, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Saint Louis Fashion Fund, and Saint Louis University.

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