Archive of Futures: Tonny Nowshin


Tonny Nowshin, climate justice and degrowth activist, in the context of the OPEN SPACE of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen.

Tonny grew up in Bangladesh. Along with social movements in Bangladesh, she mobilized to save the world’s largest Mangrove forest, the Sundarbans. She is an international development professional and has worked for German and international climate NGOs. Professionally at the moment, her work focuses on fossil fuel finance. She is working with In her activist work, she focuses on centering the concept of climate justice at the core of the climate movement by putting forward antiracist and decolonial perspectives and networks.

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.