You can see the future from here: Experiential futures at the border
Pepe Rojo writes in Mexican and English as there is no other way to go at it in Tijuana, where he has spent most of his life for the past decade. He has published 5 books in Mexican and more than 200 texts dealing with fiction, media, and contemporary culture. He has directed several interventions, such as “You can see the future from here”, a series of sf-based collective imagination experiments in the Tijuana-San Isidro crossing border, as well as the “Tu no existes” campaign throughout Mexico. His English writing can be found in Birds In Shorts City, Flurb!, Three Messages and a Warning, States of Terror, and Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas. He is currently raising “Tierra y Libertad” flags.
“Alternative Futurisms” is a year-long John E. Sawyer seminar, sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, that will bring together scholars, writers, and artists to work on the intersections between ethnic identity and futuristic speculation. It will convene at UCR in Fall 2015 and run through Spring 2016. Event support by the Center for Ideas and Society.
Art work by John Jennings.