METROPOLARITY is a Philly-based sci-fi arts collective comprised of city queers of color, cyborgs, time travelers, aliens, shamans, non-specifics, and gratuitous stardust.
We fashion ritual space, new tool guidance systems, moral tales, and whatever else necessary out of the tools at hand. In this forced mundane world trapped under the paradigm of money oppression, forgotten histories, and the soul-deadening machinations which iteration after iteration of the privileged classes wish to forever reign/rain down upon us, we have no other choice!
The curious and critical ask us, WHY SCIENCE FICTION, and we respond WHY NOT? WHAT IS OUR BENEFIT TO COMMUNICATE UNDER ACADEMIA, UNDER LAW, UNDER EDUCATION, UNDER POLITICS? All these have histories, rulers, decorum, and expectations we are to abide by in order to be understood within their confines. WHY SCI-FI? WHY STRUGGLE INSIDE THE CONSTRUCTS OF THOSE WHO FORGET THIS FLEETING AND MORTAL SPIRIT WORLD AND HOW IT HURTLES THROUGH SPACETIME IN WHICH PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE ARE BUT FICTIONS OF PERCEPTION? Why do we joke with ourselves for even a moment that our own intuitions, our perceptions, our hopes, our sense of self and place and community, are not in our own hands?