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Manifesto for the Future

Manifesto for the Future, 2017 and Manifesto of the Future, 2018 York College Galleries, 2018

Authors: Alanis Aranda-Salgado, Iman Fatmi, Hannah Plevin, Grace Elaine Ohlendorf,
Elsa Grace Berner, Javon Amin Barker, Nina Jackson, Coen T. Kriofske Mainella, Vittoria Lucchesi, Ju Hta Paw, Paw Htoo Boe, Paw Boe Say, Rahma Mohamed, Amina Mohammed, Nur Begum, Yusof Begum, Isa Begum, Rokimah Begum, Malachi Moore, Matthew Moore, Kaylin Dillard, Hamilton Reinbold, Jordan Muhammed, Wayan Muhammed, Awais Ali, Nurtho Ali


Manifesto for the Future, 2017 was developed during the making of (Re)Housing the American Dream: A Message from the Future. The Manifesto of the Future exists in English and was produced in a collectively made up language of the future (based on all the languages spoken within the group of participants). (Re)Housing the American Dream: A Message from the Future is second iteration of (Re)Housing the American Dream; a cumulative performative documentary project (2015-ongoing). This experimental multi-year documentary project follows a group of American and refugee youths, growing up in the time of Trump, through the collective making of performative video and text based work exploring the construct of the American Dream. The production period is structured as an annual summer camp in which the works are developed through collaborative processes with the participants. The produced work reflects on current socio-political issues, their lived experiences, individual perspectives and their collective imagination. The annual works cumulatively inform each other and tell the story of a resilient, diverse, opinioned group of youngsters living in divisive times.


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