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What a Strange Self!

Do I know myself through and through? Is there a clear distinction between myself and the other? Or am I always somewhat of a stranger to myself, while the other is strangely familiar? In this podcast philosopher and researcher Femke van Hout address these questions from the perspective of the philosophy of the body.

Intersectionality: Questioning Power Structures

Is “gender” as a concept too simple? Does a binary approach to society do any harm and if so, what would that be? Do we need another conception of what gender is? In this podcast Floris and Karen Celis discuss how intersectionality has caused a paradigm shift in the long history of feminist thought. Intersectionality theory says that if you want to understand how gender operates in society, if you want to know how gender amplifies privileges and other generalizations, you also need to understand how it intersects with other strands of inequality like socioeconomic status and ethnicity. It seems that the only way to go about bridging the inequality gap is to put democratic deliberation at the centre of our understanding and to listen to, respect, and value the knowledge and expertise of minority voices.

Landscaping Facts and Fiction – Beyond Human Relations

Future Based’s podcast series on ‘Beyond Human Relations’, is hosted by Michelle Geraerts. Michelle is a PhD student at University of Amsterdam's department of Anthropology, and she specialises in natural resources. She is familiar with regular as well

Recognition and Responsibility – Future Based Politics

This Future Based-podcast series hosted by Floris Schleicher, brings you conversations about our political institutions. Topics discussed include: How are our political institutions designed? To what extent can they cope with 21st century problems like climate change, inequality, polarization and migration? What do the possible alternatives to our current political institutions look like? And what might be their advantages and drawbacks? Big and interesting questions. If you want to know more about politics, justice and the future this is the right podcast for you.

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The Wicked, the Wanted and the Wonder

On how interdisciplinary research changes directions

For two years we programmed three residency periods of twelve weeks each, in which we curated teams of artists, designers and scientists. Aside from our interest in the process of interdisciplinary collaboration, we also consider it important to emphasise the different disciplinary values represented by the teams. Therefore, we combined scientific framing with artistic research, forming a process in which concrete issues commissioned by clients were questioned and researched from an interdisciplinary artistic-scientific perspective. Read more on our findings in our article,, or download the PDF.

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Our newest project: Scientific Imagination

A project on the the extraordinary nature of the ordinary things around us.

Future Based Scientific Imagination is a new project of the Future Based platform, hosted and curated by Sabine Winters. The philosophical quest of this project is based on the wish to understand more about the role of imagination in our understanding of the world. Furthermore, the different perspectives on the function of imagination, represents a wider perspective on questions on human knowledge: how we obtain knowledge and which beliefs we hold about the methodologies in acquiring knowledge. Special contributors are among other professor Vincent Icke, Astropreneur Nancy Vermeulen and Cybrog anthropologist Marques D Anderson. https://scientificimagination.org

EVENTS:

A message from the Future Based team:

Exactly one year ago we were forced to make a shift from offline to online events. And wow, we’ve organized over 15 events and welcomed over 270 participants from all over the world. Now that Spring is slowly creeping up on us, we feel that it is time to take a breather. So, starting from March till May we are going to re-think the structure of our platform, while you enjoy your offline life. We will be back with new gatherings on location, combined with a wonderful online programme in which we aim to merge the offline with the online.

Do you have thoughts on a new programme for the Future Based platform?  Please reach out to us at goodnews@futurebased.org.

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