To Future Women is about creating echoes.
It is about generating our own histories by passing down our own stories. It is about acknowledging the women who will come after us by acknowledging our collective role in creating their future.
Ultimately, this project is about focusing our attention for a moment on who we want to become as a culture. We want future women to hear us speak, loudly. We want them to know we were thinking of them.
About the project
To Future Women launched at The Phillips Collection on 21st January, 2018 in Washington, DC and will continue for six months as a pop-up installation in museums and public spaces throughout Washington. Everyone - women, men and all gender identities - can contribute to this archive by mailing your letter to the artist in Washington DC.
The project seeks to reinterpret the current cooperative acts of feminine solidarity and self-expression, epitomized by the Women’s March and the #MeToo virtual movement. The archive will detail our present stories, as well as our hopes, expectations and anxieties for the future in relation to women and women’s experiences. To Future Women aims to re-activate museum spaces that were used and visited during the Women’s March while acknowledging DC as the epicentre of a protest that spread globally.
Our collective trove of letters will be digitized and made available as a whole through this virtual platform. They will be accessible to the public throughout the world only for a limited period of time before being replaced by a countdown towards 21st January 2037. Portions of our letters will be periodically made available throughout the next twenty years on dates significant to the history of women.
To Future Women is supported by
About the artist
Georgia Saxelby is a New York-based, Sydney-born artist working at the intersection of art, architecture, ritual and cultural identity. She is currently a Fellow at the art and social impact incubator, Halcyon Arts Lab, in Washington, DC. Saxelby creates participatory installations that investigate contemporary cultural relationships to women and feminine identity through ritual practices and sacred spaces.