C&AL: How can people get in touch with Futura Trōpica?
JPGS: The Futura Trōpica network is semi-private and can be accessed only through connection to local WiFi networks in certain geographical locations with local WiFi access; currently in Bogota, Kinshasa and Bengaluru. The main interest of Futura Trōpica is that this knowledge flows freely within the tropical belt, without hierarchies while avoiding the outside gaze and maintaining a certain opacity, thereby defending it from total exposure to the exploitative and extortive digital systems in which we live (“surveillance capitalism”).
Periodically and temporarily we offer “Open Days”, in which we enable a public access point from anywhere on the planet. In order to generate alternative information dissemination channels, the content of Futura Trōpica also circulates on USB flash drives, similar to the “weekly package” in Cuba. We want to get in touch with other networks of people within the tropical belt. So feel free to get in touch and we can arrange an installation.
To learn more about the network: https://futura-tropica.network/
jpgs – Juan Pablo García Sossa
Estación Terrena Bogotá
Álvaro Rodríguez Badel
Eblis Álvarez – Meridian Brothers
Diana Pizano – Comiendo Cuento
Sebastián Lema x Organizmo
Paulo Cesar Acosta
Eliana Muchachasoy – Benach Galería Sibundoy
Kevin Angelus & Vedant Sharma – Indian Ephemera / Design Minus Design
Ishita Shah – Curating for Culture
Aastha Gupta & Prateek Shankar – The Urdu Project
Timbela Batimbela Yo (Collective)
Maman Adeline Boyube
Maman Iza & Papa Lofo
…and many more.
Daniela Medina Poch (Bogotá, Colombia, 1992) is a visual artist, writer and researcher interested in exploring the complex interrelations between the global South and the global North. She is part of The New Patrons network of mediators and is currently pursuing her MA in Art in Context at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK).
Translation from Spanish by Zarifa Mohamad Petersen