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 shares the principles of the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities.
Oslo School of Environmental Humanities Lifetimes: A Natural History of the Present
The Transmedial Fictions WG focuses on alternative futuring strategies in SF
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
Origins, Presents, Possible Futures
FUNDING AND SUPPORT
Our funding sources and other support