Collective exercises of radical imagination to think about possible futures through film and animation.

Narrations and imaginaries from tomorrow.




Ecologias del Futuro [Future Ecologies] is developing an in-progress experiment of cinema and animation. It is a series of science-fiction collective movies in the frame of film and animation workshops.
Questioning ourselves about how in 300 years the place we live will look like, is a way of questioning about the present, about dreams and fears, finding out and sharing collective strategies and practices about the world we would love to live in. Being politically and critically active the project addresses different kinds of audience and groups depending on where it takes place and has the aim to answer questions like: How will this place be in 300 years? Who is going to live in it? How? What are we going to eat? How are we going to produce energy? How will we communicate? And how we will make shared decisions?

Future Ecologies is a nomadic project that was born between Germany, Tunisia and Mexico and grows thanks to the collaboration of several allies, accomplices and institutions:

Ecologías del Futuro [Future Ecologies] is an in-progress experiment of cinema and animation. A series of science-fiction collective movies in the frame of film and animation workshops.
Questioning ourselves about how the place we live will look like in 300 years is a way of questioning politically and critically about the present, about dreams and fears, finding out and sharing collective strategies and practices about the world we would love to live in. The project addresses different kinds of audience and groups depending on where it takes place and has the aim to answer questions like: How will this place be in 300 years? Who is going to live in it? What are we going to eat? How are we going to produce energy? How will we communicate? And how we will make shared decisions?
Future Ecologies is a nomadic project that was born between Germany, Tunisia and Mexico and grows thanks to the collaboration of several allies, accomplices and institutions:

Goethe Institute (México/España)
Team

Ecologías del futuro [Future Ecologies] is a project of the open and interdisciplinary ScifiKo collective working at an international level.

Ecologías del futuro [Future Ecologies] is a project of the open and interdisciplinary ScifiKo collective working at an international level.

Francesca Cogni

Concept and workshop

Mikoko .org


Filmmaker and designer. With drawing, video and animation she produces experimental documentations of places, intimate stories and political issues that take the form of documentary films, graphic novels, performances and games. She focuses on issues of migration, languages, ecology, feminism, decolonization, self-production and self-organization, using drawing and animation as tools for research, relationship-building, healing and sharing. She works in parallel on artistic, social and educational projects (classes, workshops, conferences, screenings, debates) in cultural organizations, collectives, shelters, squats, schools and universities in Europe, Tunisia and Mexico. In her work, artistic languages are mixed with theoretical reflections, and are used as collective tools to think and work together, in a non-authoritarian and non-hierarchical process of cross-learning and mutual teaching. She is part of the Corps Citoyen collective, based in Tunis, and the international SciFiKo collective. With her films she has participated in festivals in different countries.

Francesca Cogni
Concept and workshop

Lucia Cavalchini

Executive producer


Degree in Art History at the University of Rome 3 and Master in Cultural Management and Art Criticism at the University of Girona. Since 2007 she lives in Mexico where her work has focused on the analysis, promotion and discussion of audiovisuals with special attention to animation in Latin America. She is the Artistic Director of ANIMASIVO - International Animation Festival of Mexico - the first event dedicated to animation in the country Animasivo.
Currently, through her production house FEDORA, founded in 2018, she produces different projects of short and long animation films. Among the projects produced are Fantástico Encarnado, which was selected at the Morelia Festival, Annecy and Animamundi in Brazil; the short film La Ciudad with the FONCA co-investment fund and the short film Carne de Dios with the support of the INCAA of Argentina and the FONCA of Mexico; the feature film Bululú, which won the support for development from IMCINE (Mexico) and the transmedia project Postales Periféricas: Aragón dedicated to the periphery of Mexico City, as well as corporate and commercial works.
She writes about animation for Mincho Magazine and teaches art history and film at the ESCINE School . She currently coordinates the project Ecologies of the Future, a film and animation laboratory on the theme of climate change in collaboration with Goethe Institute Mexico and FONCA.

Lucia Cavalchini
Executive producer

Hafid Velasco

Workshop and sound design


Born in Mexico City, sound artist and self-taught programmer. He recently completed a Diploma in Sound Synthesis with NI Reaktor at the California Institute for the Arts and is currently pursuing a Diploma in Machine Learning at Goldsmiths University of London. His work is synaesthetic and generative. He explores the relationships between visual and sound through software of his own authorship. He makes sound design for short films and artistic projects with special attention to animated films. He is a specialist in sound healing and performs sound therapy with tuning forks.

Hafid Velasco
Workshop and sound design

Tuline Maïa Gülgönen

Workshop and research


With a degree in Philosophy, she develops collectively multidisciplinary projects with children and young people with various tools such as collaborative research, video and mapping. After living 10 years in Mexico City, she currently lives in Berlin. Her book Jugar la Ciudad (Playing the City) and her documentary Ciudad Grande (co-produced with Ana Álvarez) narrates the point of view and the playful appropriation of the city by girls and boys, despite the various obstacles they find in urban space.

Tuline Maïa Gülgönen
Workshop and research

Daniela Whaley

Social media

Agujas Combativas


Historian, cultural manager, communicator and embroiderer.She has developed mainly in cultural diffusion and communication strategies in the publishing and film industry. She has worked in the Fondo de Cultura Económica, Greenpeace Mexico, Animasivo, Festival del Puerto, Imcine, Procine and ESCINE. In 2012 she founded the Biblio de Mazunte, a community library on the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico.
She is currently dedicated to researching activism that uses or is born from textile practices in the Agujas Combativas project, with the intention of making the links between art, community and activism visible; for this purpose she has explored visualizing data from pedagogical processes and artistic practices.

Daniela Whaley
Social media

Mariana Alfaro

Graphic designer

mariana alfaro.net


She studied a degree in Visual Communication at Centro de Diseño, Cine y Televisión. Since 2012 she has been working as an independent designer, collaborating with various institutions, publishers, designers and artists. She has carried out projects of editorial design, visual identity and illustration with Fundación Alumnos, Ediciones Hungría, Escuela Superior de Cine (ESCINE), Tout Chocolat, Marcela Armas, Taller Fashion Development Project, Foam Lifestyle Brand, Unoenlouno Films, among others.
She lives and works in Mexico City.

Mariana Alfaro
Graphic designer

Carolina Villanueva Lucero

Web design

caracolito .net


Graduated from the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking ENPEG "La Esmeralda". Currently studying a master's degree in Artistic Production at the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos. She has received the collective support of the Program for the Promotion of Cultural Projects and Co-investments; the support of FECAS and FONCA's Young Creators. She participated in the project "UAM tv" of the CyAD of the UAM Azcapotzalco. Since 2016 he has been teaching at "La Esmeralda'' in the area of technological arts.He has participated in collective exhibitions inside and outside the country, in private and public venues such as the Center for Digital Culture, Mana Contemporary; two individual exhibitions, at the Carrillo Gil Art Museum and at Salón Silicón. She obtained first place in the Biennial of Emerging Art of Nuevo León 2019.
Her work is developed from the experimentation around the expressive possibilities of digital aesthetics and machines to make images. She addresses issues such as landscape and mythology in images using mainly digital collage, moving images and internet works.

Carolina Villanuneva
Web design

Luis Cervantes Jurado

Postproduction


Born in Oaxaca City, Mexico in 1987. He began his art studies at CEDART "Miguel Cabrera" and at the same time at the engraving workshop "La Chicatana" in Oaxaca City with the masters Demetrio Polgovsky and Victor Anderson (2003-2005). After high school he decided to go to Jalapa, Veracruz where he worked with the artist Per Anderson in "La Ceiba Gráfica" (2005-2006). In 2006 he starts the visual arts degree at ENPEG "La Esmeralda", Mexico City, where he starts working with the master Andrea DiCastro audiovisual media. His work is focused on ways of being an individual in the city and how it is intervened by this structure, with drawing and animation techniques. In 2011 he gets PECDA scholarship in Oaxaca City and in 2012 his animation short films are selected in some film and animation festivals such as the ANIMASIVO Festival and the Guanajuato International Film Festival GIFF. He has exhibited works and animations in Kansas City, USA 2012, Shapedinmexico, London 2014 and FOL Cinema, Turkey 2015.
Since 2013 he has been working on the project Itinerant Audiovisual Camp CAI and since 2016 he coordinates the animation workshop. He has coordinated and taught with Lucia Cavalchini at Observatorio de Animación Aragón OAA and in the project Postales Periféricas in the Faro Aragón and CCEMx. He teaches video and multimedia classes in TAE Experimental Animation production workshop at ENPEG "La Esmeralda" University. He was one of Young Creators FONCA 2017-2018 where he produced his last short film Purpurea. He worked as animation director for the transmedia project of the animated documentary Postales Periféricas 2018-2019, he has worked for La Sandia Digital in documentary and animation projects. He is currently part of ANIMASIVO AC and is co-creator of the collective Los perros fritos where he worked on their latest short film El hombre de la esquina under the direction of Lucia Torres.

Luis Cervantes Jurado
Postproduction

Projects

Since 2019 we have held various
workshops and created these films:

Dragona 2320 - Berlin 2019

Dragona 2320 is an experiment of collective cinema made during the science fiction film workshop "Dragonerareal 2319”
A movie by and with Suzanne Lejeune, Liila Knakalova, Nick Muthomi Mwiti, Kelvin Kariuki Mukami, Hedi Stock, Luna Wassermann, Vincent Friedrich Mihaly Wehrmann, Ilhan Serrano Gülgönen.

Dragona 2320- Berlin 2019

Dragona 2320 is an experiment of collective cinema made during the science fiction film workshop "Dragonerareal 2319”
A movie by and with Suzanne Lejeune, Liila Knakalova, Nick Muthomi Mwiti, Kelvin Kariuki Mukami, Hedi Stock, Luna Wassermann, Vincent Friedrich Mihaly Wehrmann, Ilhan Serrano Gülgönen.

Futulogías - México 2019

Within the framework of the ANIMASIVO International Animation Festival and in collaboration with Huerto Roma Verde.
Futulogías is a collective film experiment, made in the workshop Ecology of the Future in Mexico City, November 2019 mediated by Francesca Cogni, Hafid Velasco, and Lucia Torres.

Futulogías - México 2019

Within the framework of the ANIMASIVO International Animation Festival and in collaboration with Huerto Roma Verde.
Futulogías is a collective film experiment, made in the workshop Ecology of the Future in Mexico City, November 2019 mediated by Francesca Cogni, Hafid Velasco, and Lucia Torres.