We just started examining the vast range of answers we have been collecting, sorting the discussion-contributions gotten, still, similar to our encounters during the first on-site viewing, social warmth opens up great space to discuss what is needed in a society to develop and thrive and allowing to approach one of the most crucial questions: „In which world do we want to live?“.
Within the tiny period of two hours, six sketches of “practical utopian moments” – meaning six imaginations combining existing practical tools, concepts and processes with utopian ideas allowing some improvement of a tomorrow – were developed.
We had the pleasure of preparing a set of questions for participants of the Local Viewing of the Festival of the Regions, which took place on May 25th. These allowed us to collect various approaches and ideas of participants as well as the local population towards the theme of the festival: Social Warmth, as well as getting some impressions on what would be considered favored and important within the region itself.
Silk-screen printing has been on our list for “infrastructural extensions” for a very long time. The production of small batches on particular, often uncommon “printing substrates,” is needed rather often during the implementation of our physical narratives and experiential futures such as Turnton Docklands. Continue reading →
In 2019 the FESTIVAL OF THE REGIONS will take place in the region of Perg-Strudengau, one of Upper Austria´s LEADER-regions. The theme of the festival is SOCIAL WARMTH. Exploring the concept of Social Warmth and what it may mean in today’s world is at the heart of the FESTIVAL OF THE REGIONS 2019.
A topic we are happy to wrap our heads around. Even more in times like the current ones!
As part of the symposium MAKE … Cooperative Futures, organized by the Department of Media Mediengestaltung Lehramt we will be offering an insight into some of our working experiences and methods as well as we will facilitate a playful “futuring exercise” to train some sort of practical utopian imagination. Continue reading →