WHO we are
The POSSIBLE FUTURES Crew is comprised of five women across the Global South.
Our backgrounds are highly varied and cross-sectoral: anthropology, sustainability, change management, business innovation, visual design, environmental justice, planetary regeneration.
The Crew is at the core of the Collective, a fluid, extended group of folk who support events, initiatives and projects run by the Crew.
Our partners include
WHAT we do
The POSSIBLE FUTURES Crew are experienced in curation, coordination and facilitation of complex difficult dialogues that attempt to navigate and bridge immense gaps between Global South regions, and between Global South and Global North.
We are adept at cross-cultural design strategy for the centring of marginalised groups of folk and the structures that perpetuate systemic oppression upon them.
We do not merely run thought experiments or publish academic texts. We speak at international events and guest lecture at universities. We engage and collaborate discerningly with various stakeholders internationally to design for real understanding, committed connection, and practical systems change.
In pooling together our experiences and leveraging our global networks, we are building our best attempt with creativity to undo violence and oppression brought about by colonial hegemony and globalised capitalism.
We have several projects ongoing; some of them tightly under wraps.
Here's what we can share:
The Museums Project: various collaborations with creative organisations, indigenous rights groups and decolonial communities (a project seedfunded by Karibu)
A curated library of knowledge resources to help folk explore the our long pasts, fast presents and immediate futures from Global South perspectives - along with a monthly study group (coming soon)
Live and asynchronous online courses on specific explorations (coming soon)
As for what we can't share yet, updates will come through our newsletter.
what folk are
Possible Futures seems to be a revolutionary platform that is asking the right questions of all of us.
Co-President of the Club of Rome
I have increasingly spotted cultural patterns within me and my Global North peers and family that are contributing factors to ongoing oppression and systemic inequity. This awareness has allowed me to get comfortable with asking more uncomfortable questions of myself, my wife and friends, something I would have avoided previously engaging with POSSIBLE FUTURES. I have become increasingly comfortable with being uncomfortable in these explorations within myself and within my sector.
England, United Kingdom
International product manager, IMCD
The POSSIBLE FUTURES collective makes the connection between colonization and corporate sustainability and once the connection is made it's hard to unsee it.
Vermont, United States of America
Mutualism economy, bio-based manufacturing, climate and racial justice in the built environment
Growing up in Africa, I have a sense of how it feels to watch neocolonial hegemonic abuses of power under the pretty guise of "sustainability". I entered the field of sustainability 10 years ago hoping to change the system from within, but was instead harassed and ejected, ending up feeling hopeless and in despair, that change would never come. Platforms like POSSIBLE FUTURES re-energise me to face my own discomfort and unearth the calling I buried away many years ago.
Sustainability consultant and advisor,
A Little Better
As a young lad wanting to be a "corporate sustainability strategist" not so long ago, I had zero awareness of the intersection between colonialism and ecology. With [POSSIBLE FUTURES' help], I'm able to see (finally) how the downplaying and outright ignoring of such an intersection is considered useful to the people in power.
New York, United States of America
Transport expert, environmental and climate justice specialist, CJSC
As the impacts of climate change compound, and calls for justice cry out louder, I am left thinking: whose vision of the world gets fulfilled, and who gets sacrificed in the meantime?
POSSIBLE FUTURES calls for a vision of true liberation and regeneration: resistance to imperialism and colonisation (as critiqued in the IPCC report), the right to self-determination for our peoples to rely on their localised wisdom, and the realisation that multiple knowledges and multiple truths must coexist for an eventful future.
Pok Wei Heng
Climate change consultant, EY
Impact Officer, World Economic Forum