Art Works

A space for independent work and community collaborations with grounded futures

On Belonging: audio stories to connect us

On Belonging: an audio series to connect us, part conversation and part storytelling, hosts carla joy bergman and Jamie-Leigh Gonzales ask their guests to explore why so many of us are feeling called to find a deeper sense of belonging, whether with our ancestors or to the land where we live, and beyond. In the many landscapes across the world, each of us walk pathways that take us to the edges of possibility, finding belonging and collective thriving along the way.

Ground Truthing

This is a project of the inaugural Hastings Folk Garden Artist in Residence Program, coordinated and facilitated in collaboration by Hives for Humanity and by Artist in Residence, Gentle Geographies.

Grounded Futures supported this community led project with audio editing, online audio hosting, as well as some web design. 

Radiant Voices Audio Painting

This audio painting is a compilation of some of the voices featured in the book, Radiant Voices: 21 Feminist Essays for Rising Up Inspired by EMMA Talks.  This collection was edited by Grounded Futures’ lead curator, carla bergman, and published by Touchwood Editions.

This is storytelling at its best: vulnerable, heart centered, raw, and authentic. We invite you to listen to these stunningly woven stories and poems, read for you by their weavers.

Mutual Aid is Kin(etic): 

ten things I feel about mutual aid
by carla bergman

“We Keep Us Safe” had to be the best four words to come out of 2020. Flowering out of this beautiful collective declaration is the idea of mutual aid. 

It’s care. 

It’s love. 

it’s a verb. 

It’s no strings attached. 

Mutual aid is kin(etic). 

and more collabs to come — stay tuned!