Desifuturism

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Names[edit]

  • Desifuturism
  • Desifuturisms
  • Also included in the broad category of South Asian Futurism(s)
  • Sometimes overlaps with Indofuturism, though technically "Desi" is broader
  • Can sometimes overlap with and be included in Indigenous Futurism(s), Adivasi Futurism(s), Dalit Futurism(s), Tropical Futurism(s) and more

Artists and Creators[edit]

Curators, Theorists & Critics[edit]

  • Saddaf Padder (US)

Events[edit]

  • KALAK, Roundhouse London, March 10-12 2023. Curated by Sarathy Kolwar.

Discussions[edit]

  • "XLE.LIFE presents XLE.LIVE: #Indofuturism? #Desifuturism?", XLE.LIFE, Online, Mumbai, Zurich, April 2023. Speakers: Kai (Kari) Altmann, Prateek Arora, Naveen Shamsudhin. Curated and Moderated by Kai (Kari) Altmann.
  • UH Manoa Center for South Asian Studies Spring Symposium 2024: "South Asian Futures", University of Hawai'i at Manoa, April 10-12, 2024. Speakers: Vijay Prashad, Anna Stirr, Pallavi Gupta, Jairus Grove, Monica Gosh, Anju Parvathy Biju, Nudrat Kamal, Sadaf Padder, Ian Bellows, Aqsa Mengal, Mangalika de Silva, Ned Bertz, Nikita Das, Ninad Pandit, Tabinda Mahfooz Khan, Pasang Yangjee Sherpa, Kalzang Dorje Bhutia, Charisma Lepcha, Mabel Denzin Gergan, Elspeth Iralu, Sara Smith, Subash Thebe Limbu, Shalini Kakar, Aatika Singh, M. Shobhana Xavier, Prateek Paul, Maha Ali, Jan Brunson, Pallavi Gupta.

Exhibitions & Catalogues[edit]

Publications[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Tarun K. Saint (ed.), The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction, Hacette India, 424pp., 2019. Works by Adrish Bardhan, Anil Menon, Arjun Rajendran, Arunava Sinha, Asif Farrukhi, C.M. Naim, Chandrashekhar Sastry, Clark Prasad, Giti Chandra, Harishankar Parsai, Kaiser Haq, Keki N. Daruwalla, Manjula Padmanabhan, Maya Joshi, Mimi Mondal, Mohammad Salman, Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, Nur Nasreen Ibrahim, Payal Dhar, Premendra Mitra, Priya Sarukkai Chabria, Rahul Sankrityayan, Rimi B. Chatterjee, Rukmini Bhaya Nair, S.B. Divya, Sami Ahmad Khan, Shovon Chowdhury, Somendra Singh Kharola, Sumita Sharma, Syed Saeed Naqvi, Tarun K. Saint, Vandana Singh.
  • Taryne Jade Taylor, Isiah Lavender III, Grace L. Dillon, Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of CoFuturisms, Routledge, Oct 2023, 716 pp. Publisher.

Magazines, Journals, Blogs[edit]

  • Srinivasa Ramanujan & Jayalakshmi Eshwar, Antariksha Studio, Facebook, 2019-present.
  • Srinivasa Ramanujan & Jayalakshmi Eshwar, ElsewhereinIndia, Instagram, 2020-present.

Videos, Podcasts, Radio[edit]

Essays, Articles, Book Chapters[edit]

Theses[edit]

See Also[edit]

Indofuturism, South Asian Futurisms, New World, Indigenous Futurism, Adivasi Futurism, Global South Futurisms, Third Culture, Post Western, Tropical Futurism, Afrofuturism, Decolonization, AI, Sci-Fi, Queer Studies