Future Nostalgia.fm

Welcome to Future Nostalgia, our speculative «time capsule». This is the place of futurology and home to all tiny utopias. We offer you possible scenarios and alternative futures. Our content goes far away from what is known. Its fictional nature allows one’s imagination to simply float. Before the program starts, I would like to remind you to never stop speculating on your future.

About the project

Future Nostalgia FM is a digital, experimental, imaginary radio, combining speculative storytelling, poems, sounds, and audios that overlap eras - from the distant past to the possible future. Its nostalgic but futuristic content has a narrative that wavers between imagination, aspirations, and human interactions while offering alternative versions and perspectives of reality.


Future Nostalgia FM is a part of the project Futurology Kiosks supported and funded by Kreativfonds and Frauenfonds from the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. The project's objective is to activate initiatives, groups and individuals that work in the domain of art through collective speculations on our future(s). The kiosk, with its futuristic objects, workshops, lectures and nostalgic radio programming will open in March 2022 in Weimar, Germany, while the radio program will be played both from the physical kiosk and online. To imagine a future, or futures, does not mean to predict or decide on, but rather to speculate on the manifold possibilities, causations and consequences.

Open call

The where is linked to the when, which is always linked to the why.


The radio team invites you to speculate on the topic of temporal contexts, the future and the idea of future nostalgia through sound, and become a part of the Futurology Kiosks project that will start in March 2022. Your work will travel around Germany with the kiosk, and will also be available 24/7 on the Future Nostalgia FM online platform. Our radio will be playing till 3022, until the topic disintegrates and swallows itself up.


Application

Send us your short bio (up to 300 words), description of the work (up to 300 words) and the contribution (MP3 or WAV) to the email address futurenostalgia.fm@gmail.com by 23:59, October 15th 2021.


Who can apply

  • All artists regardless of age, background, gender or nationality who are inspired by and interested in a nostalgia of the future are eligible to apply.
  • We accept sounds, audios, voices, poems, stories, narrations, recitations, speeches, noises, etc.
  • The format must be MP3 or WAV.
  • Both groups and individuals can apply.
  • Any submissions sent after October 15th will not be taken into consideration.