Futurity Island Installation

nstallation, Sound Performance, LP Launch, and Discursive Event on the Amphibian Pedagogies and Submerged Perspectives


Concept: Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas, Co-organized with Christine Shaw

Sound: Nicole L’Huillier (Chile), MIT Media Lab: Indrė Umbrasaitė. In collaboration with Tobias Putrih. 

Land acknowledgement: Sadada Jackson (Nipmuc), Harvard Divinity School, MTS ’19;

Performance: Erin Genia (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate), SMACT ’19

With participation by MIT faculty, students, and guests


The Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT) is presenting the Futurity Island, an infrastructure for interspecies communication and an open space for learning. Built on the legacy of pioneering work by the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS), an island by the river is an urgent call for cross disciplinary research and a learning platform aimed at developing creative solutions for the environment impacted by the changing climate and introducing the public to the challenges and opportunities of future life on and with the water.