The Futures atmosphere is thinking collectively about how to embody and present multiple visions of the future at a time when our futures (nuestros futuros) are already here performing and disintegrating within our lives and environments. Within this context, collaborators are asking, “How do we reclaim the past in order to decolonize the future?” This atmosphere draws from anti-colonial and neo-colonial work to propose, model, and amplify multiple futures in Philadelphia, across time and space.

public sites

The Mobile Futures Institute (MFI)

“We are not only realizing that we are decolonizing, re-designing, and liberating our futures in our own city, in our own ways, but we are arduously building off of anti-colonial work that seeks to reclaim our pasts, our presents, and our perceptions of times and spaces, because our futures (nuestros futuros) are already here performing, disintegrating and reconstituting within our lives and environments.


past events:


apr '17

The Relationship Between Farming and Climate Control and Why it is Relevant to Us

William Penn House, Community Room, 1919 Chestnut Street
07 pm


apr '17

World Building Exercise

Mighty Writers, 3861 Lancaster Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19104
02 pm > 04 pm


may '17

Crawl Spaces * for Liberation: Educate to Transform, The Teacher Action Group 8th annual Education for Liberation Conference

Folk Arts Cultural Treasures Cs, 1023 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
09 am > 04 pm


jun '17

Our Green Futures Picnic: Exploring community solutions to climate change and sustainability

Thomas Jefferson University, Lubert Plaza (10th and Locust Streets), Philadelphia, PA
01 pm > 06 pm


jul '17

'You Are Now Here' with Black Quantum Futurism

North Philly Peace Park, 2200 W. Jefferson St., Philadelphia, PA 19121
03 pm > 04 pm


jul '17

Interdependence Day BBQ

Lemon Hill Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19130, United States
01 pm > 05 pm


jul '17

Germantown Festival and the Mobile Conversation Tent

5501 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144 Philadelphia
12 pm > 05 pm


jul '17

Experimental Farm Network Teach-in and Farm Tour

275 Lawrence Corner Road Elmer, NJ 08318
11 am > 04 pm


jul '17


aug '17

Come join The Bloc Party BBQ and register to vote at Hunting Park - North Philly!

1101 W Hunting Park Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19140
01 pm > 06 pm


aug '17

Join the Information Session to learn about the Taino Youth Music and Arts Program!

1968 N Lawerence Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
01 pm > 03 pm


oct '17

Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration and Teach-In

Perelman Galleries and Auditorium
06 pm > 09 pm


nov '17

CIRCLES | Radical-reading group on Colonization and Decolonization

At the PHLA-Mobile Futures Institute (MFI) bus parked outside of Perelman Building
06 pm > 08 pm
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