ery ery ar way () is a collaborative research project focussed on democratising future narratives. uses space exploration as a lens to examine current ideas and beliefs that may pertain to future societies.

Initiated in 2015 by Andrew Friend and Sitraka Rakotoniaina, explores multiple perspectives at once, bringing members of the public and experts together to craft and disseminate new cultural fictions.

Through co-enquiries, podcasts and a series of special projects engages and empowers audiences both in the reimagining and the communication of their futures. From installations, digital visualisations, sounds devices, objects and performances crosses multiple media to embody and capture elements of the narratives formed during the co-enquiry.

explores new modes of creative collaboration between artists, technologists, scientists and partner institutions worldwide.

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Talks~Exhibitions

2021

Lunar Denizens: A Welcoming Party
NSPDOS - CityXVenice
Italian Virtual Pavillion, Venice Biennale
Venice, IT

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Human Considerations: Speculation on Lunar Habitation
NSPDOS - CityXVenice
Italian Virtual Pavillion, Venice Biennale
Venice, IT

2020

A More Familiar Unknown
Late at Tate - From Tomorrow
Tate Britain
London, UK

2019

A Familiar Unknown
Diaspore - Forest Rangers
Jupiter Woods
London, UK

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Objects as Narratives
Speak My Language
Dublab
Los Angeles, CA. USA

2018

VVFA Live
Sugarhouse Open Studios
London Design Festival
Sugarhouse Studios
London, UK

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Tales from a future
Imagine If, festival
Tate & Institute of Imagination
London, UK

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VVFA, Lecture
Art and Science of collective motion conference
Hungarian University of Fine Arts + Leonardo Journal
Budapest, HU

2017

VVFA
Liminal, The Good Life
Palatul Cantacuzino
Bucharest, RO

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Democratising future narratives
68th International Astronautical Congress
Space Culture Symposium
Adelaide Convention Center
Adelaide, AU

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VVFA
Critical Integrated Practice
MA Material Futures, Industrial Design and Design by Project
Central St Martins, University of the Arts
London, UK

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VVFA Live
Digital Design Weekend
London Design Festival
Victoria and Albert museum

London, UK

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New Cultrual Fictions
Fine Art Talk
London Festival of Architecture
StudioRCA London, UK

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Dead
Near Future Fictions vol. 1
Virtual Futures
Lights of Soho
London, UK

2016

Another Excellent Waiting Room
Nunns Yard Gallery

Norwich, UK

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Reverse Archeology – Crafting narratives through designed artefacts
Master Talk
Masterstudio
FHNW Institut Integrative Gestaltung
Basel, CH

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Crafting narratives
Connected Devices, Design Fictions & Future Possibilities
Casa Jasmina / Officine Arduino
Turin, IT

2015

Fabricating Empathy
Spektrum

Berlin, DE

Co-enquiries

2019

If You Don't Organise Yourselves You will be Organised
BA Design
Goldsmiths University
London, UK

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Made in China
School of Machines, Making and Make Believe
Yeast / Seeed Studio
Shanghai / Shenzhen, CN

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Objects as Monuments
Media Design Practices
Art Center College of Design
Pasadena, USA

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Introduction to Speculative Design
Fjord
Accenture
Paris, FR

2018

Introduction to designed objects
AIADO
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
Chicago, USA

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VVFA/Speculative Design
Local and Public Services Team, Canary Wharf
Ernst and Young LLP
London, UK

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Research methods
Ravensbourne Postgraduate
Ravensbourne
London, UK

2017

VVFA: the extreme land
Ramdom, Default 17
LastStation
Gagliano del Capo, IT

2015-2017

VVFA: Fabricating Fictions
Space Art & Technology
The White Building
London, UK

2016

VVFA
Masterstudio
FHNW Institut Integrative Gestaltung
Basel, CH

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Coming Soon
School of Machines, Making and Make Believe
Casa Jasmina / Officine Arduino
Turin, IT

2015

Fabricating Empathy
School of Machines, Making and Make Believe
Acud
Berlin, DE

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CoLab — Art and Technology Residency
Space Art & Technology
Space Studios
London, UK