One day, some of the futures we currently imagine won’t be available to us.
How can we encourage those we want and discourage those we don’t?
20th - 21st March 2013, I lead a two day workshop Art Futures for the Roaming Academy at the Dutch Art Institute (DAI)
Art Futures was a workshop that explored the urgent challenge of building desirable futures for art, artists, arts institutions and the communities they constitute.
By way of future-casting, we catapulted ourselves fifty years forward in time and tried to remember how we got there.
Conversations, post-it maps and timelines tracked our experience as we performativley inhabited 2063.
During a process of critical reflection, it dawned on the working group that we could only imagine positive change through disaster. Depressing.
To nourish our future-casting, I introduced and screened Museum Futures.
Art Futures is based on a method developed by Manuela Zechner for Future Archive and moderated by my timeline experiences with Procesos de archivo/ Archivalprocess at Intermediae and with Critical Practice for El Ranchito
Related events include Arnolfini Futures, Museum Futures and Utopoly
Dutch Art Institute
6811 EP Arnhem