Mahan Moalemi is a writer and curator from Tehran. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Film and Visual Studies at Harvard University, where he is also the 2021-2022 Graduate Curatorial Fellow at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. Looking into encounters between global visual cultures and critical future studies, his research probes the pseudo-discipline of Comparative Futurism. Mahan explores contemporary art, architecture, film, and digital media in light of the situated politics of temporality, historicity, and futurity (third)worldwide. He is the co-editor of Ethnofuturisms (Merve Verlag, 2018) and his writings have appeared in Art-Agenda, Cabinet, Domus, Frieze, Spike Art Magazine, and other journals, exhibition catalogues, and edited volumes published in and outside Iran.