Futurist Anarchaeologies

As a methodology, it opens the doors to an exploration of positionality. We dream of futures while exploring our pasts while agitating the comfort of the collective present to again, imagine the future.

As a prompt, it asks you to live out your most blasphemous collages. The goat-headed astronaut. One foot stuck in Martian ice. Holding in the dirtiest secrets. High on opium whispering laments into the sky. Spill open your sorrows. Your rage. Your turmoil. Your hopes. Your heart. Spill them out so that your ambiguity may dislodge your cynicism. So that your biases become your tools.

As a methodology, it asks you to dig. To cut your chest open and peer into the abyss. To make yourself vulnerable. To make your ancestors infinite in mythos. To return to what once was to have it inform what will be. We are floaters without our histories. We are folaters without our microbiome. Floaters withour microcosms. Floaters in the eye, blips of dark, a connection to the expanding tide of the universe.

As a prompt, it is explicitly contradictory but ethically clear. We return to the past not to make it  new but to connect to our bodies. Bodies which can inflict violence, which are the result of violence. Bodies wounded by the violence of others.

As a methodology, it wants us to be together. To nourish ourselves in care. To be here in physicaility, in form, in presence, and in relation to other bodies, material becomings, and other lives which make up this world. Informed by our pasts, our histories, and our failings we can dream of new futures of respect. Slow futures and care-ful futures. Futures where we are accountable to one another. Disrupt the very intentions which have brought us to the now and find in it the potential for our collective liberation.