FUTURES WITH FUTURES

WORLD BUILDING AS CAPITALIST CRITIQUE

A collection of short stories designed around the alchemical elements: EARTH, AIR, FIRE, WATER. Set in a near future of corporate nation states, toxic supply chains and environmental collapse, the smallest act of resistance can have global effect. Alchemy the project of the past, is of the future too.

Supported by Future’s Venture.

First published in 2021 by lauramoretongriffiths.com.

 

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AUDIO BOOKS TO LISTEN ONLINE

Earth: The Social Contract, 14:18. 

A bio-engineered Keeper breaks her Terms & Conditions, hurting the thing she loves most.

Earth:
The Social Contract

A bag-grown Keeper breaks her Terms & Conditions, hurting the thing she loves most.

14:18

Air: Apple Blossom Sky, 19:57. 

Something smells bad. A woman who not owning her own data, makes the tiniest act of disruption to stop the stink.

Air:
Apple Blossom Sky

Something smells bad. A woman who has lost control of her data, makes the tiniest act of disruption to stop the stink.

19:57

Fire: Sparks, 30:10. 

A young family forced to escape to the countryside, jumps from one fire into another.

Fire:
Sparks

On the road to reform, a young woman, her small children and a boy they found in the street, walk from one fire to another.

30:10

Water: Diving For Pearls, 25:13. 

An archivist searching for cultural artefacts finds unexpected treasure and life-changing decisions to make.

Water:
Diving For Pearls

Deep below the high seas and private seasteads, an archivist searches for The Answer. Who is the wealthy buyer?

25:13

INTERACTIVE POSTER AND POSTCARD

Futures With Futures Interactive postcard, 2021. 10.5 x 14.8 cm. Scanning the QR codes in the image will take you to each of the four audio stories.

Photo © Amelia Mckee. Interactive poster installed at DOOResidency, Zaandam, The Netherlands, 2021.

Photo © Amelia Mckee. Interactive poster installed at DOOResidency, Zaandam, The Netherlands, 2021.

Photo © Melle Nieling. Interactive poster installed at DOOResidency, Zaandam, The Netherlands, 2021.