Archive of Futures: Felipe Castelblanco


Felipe Castelblanco, Artist, Filmmaker and Researcher, in the context of the OPEN SPACE of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen.

Felipe Castelblanco is a Colombian multidisciplinary artist based in Basel and Bogota working at the intersection of socially engaged film and media art. His work creates and enables platforms for inter-epistemic dialogue and ventures out into new frontiers of publicness. Recent shows include the 2019 Quebec Biennial, Seasons of Media at ZKM in Karlsruhe, the Queens Museum in New York and Helmhaus in Zürich, among others. Felipe holds an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University (USA) and is currently completing a practice-based Ph.D. at the Art Academy in Basel and the University of Art and Design Linz.

The Archive of the Futures is a video archive that gathers the voices of scientists, activists and artists and forms a kind of open archive for the questions and challenges that concern us in the times of the Anthropocene.
The climate crisis and its life-threatening consequences, the excessive waste of resources, the legacy of colonialism, and growing social and economic inequality pose challenges to humanity. How can we confront these? What does it mean to work for a livable future in these times? How can we think and create a fair and livable future? Is the future possible and for whom or what?
The starting point for the video statements are questions that the participants most urgently ask themselves with regard to the future. The questions are intended to provide food for thought about what should be said, questioned and done in the Anthropocene - and about what the future asks us to think.

Conception and realization of the Archive of the Futures: Fiona Schrading and Theresa Dagge.