Fragmentary Institute of Comparative Timelines

The Unit of Play is collaborating with multiple other institutions and groups around the world in a speculative storytelling project, the Fragmentary Institute of Comparative Timelines (led by colleagues at Osaka University, Japan) working on the impact of European Colonialism in our timeline by creating artefacts and stories from another timeline in which the disease(s) known as the “Black Death” or “Plague” would have triggered a series of events that quickly ended attempts by countries of what was called “Europe” to invade and colonize much of the Earth. As part of this project, a group of postgraduate students from a variety of programmes in the Departments of Sociology and Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths are working together to develop a speculative artefact that contributes to a forthcoming digital exhibition. Stay tuned for updates!