What is Indigenous Futurism?
Indigenous Futurism will serve as the overarching theme of ISAPD’s residency. Indigenous Futurism envisions narratives and environments—built and natural—to realize architectural sovereignty, guided by the lenses of technology, alternative worlds, science fiction, and studies of temporality. Speculative design projects within the theme of Indigenous Futurism help us to think critically about tradition, revolution, and reconstructive practices in our built environments.
Throughout their residency, ISAPD will explore architectural sovereignty through the lenses of technology, alternative worlds, science fiction, and temporality. Sutton and Gallegos will seek the expertise of Indigenous leaders to determine best practices in designing for Indigenous communities, while highlighting architectural designs by Indigenous architects to provide a foundation for analysis of contemporary architectural issues unique to Indigenous communities. ISAPD will also examine the cultural center as an integral resource in the preservation of Indigenous lifeways.
Natural Resources + Government Policy, Mapping + Urbanism + Community, Virtual + Augmented Reality, will serve as the sub-categories ISAPD will focus on during the residency.
Read ISAPD’s first article of the residency on the Center for Architecture website!