CoFUTURES is an international research group working on contemporary Global Futurisms headquartered at University of Oslo, with its sphere of activities scattered across various communities, research groups and networks around the world. We are involved in research in different sectors including theoretical research, technology research, policy research, artistic research, as well as production or support for transmedial artistic work including fiction, films, and video games.

CoFUTURES: Pathways to Possible Presents has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No.852190). Science Fictionality has received funding from the Norwegian Research Council (NFR) under the FRIPRO-YRT scheme (No. 300931). Both projects are led by Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay. The projects are hosted by the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo.

CoFUTURES has numerous partner projects and it is connected to Temporalities, a research group working for over a decade on cutting edge issues in time, science, and politics. Temporalities is based at the University of Oslo and also currently includes the NFR project "Lifetimes: A Natural History of the Present."

CoFUTURES shares the principles of the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities.

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Transmedial Fictions

The Transmedial Fictions WG focuses on alternative futuring strategies in SF

Virtual Worlds

The Virtual Worlds WG explores the role of virtual environments in understanding possible worlds

Env. Hum. Integrations

The EnvHum Integrations WG focuses on climate futures and their dissemination through exhibitions and museum displays

Speculative Arts, Fiction, and Design

The Speculative Arts, Fiction, and Design WG explores worldbuilding in arts, speculative fiction, and design strategies



Our full team, collaborators, and the CoFUTURES advisory board


The Holodeck (Games and Media Research Lab) is the state of the art operations centre for the project


The Science Fiction Collections at the Science Library (Realfagsbiblioteket) serves as the primary research collection (texts + media) for the project


Studies in Global Genre Fiction is our main book series for promoting research on global genre fictions


Our Media Archives


Our funding sources and other support