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The Present of the Future
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  The Present of the Future
Edited by Kerstin Stakemeier and Susanne Witzgall.
publication expected in 2018
English edition
16 x 22 cm (softcover)
256 pages (color ill.)
€30.00
ISBN: 978-3-03734-986-1
EAN: 9783037349861
forthcoming
 
This publication investigates our present relation to the future and asks which means and strategies artists and scholars pursue today, to gain a new scope of action for shaping alternative futures. It brings together contributions by academic staff at the cx centre for interdisciplinary studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich as well as selected artistic work by students.
The current outlook into the future seems to be largely informed by resignation and anxiety. The understandable scepticism which utopian visions of the future are met with today and the crisis ridden present give rise to nostalgic resorts to seemingly reliable ideas. The book The Present of the Future investigates our present relation to the future and asks which means and strategies artists and scholars pursue today, to gain a new scope of action for shaping alternative futures. How do they create potentials for change and for the imagination of possible futures beyond modernistic idealisms and romanticist projections into remote times? The Present of the Future is the result of the third annual theme of the cx centre for interdisciplinary studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich.
This book is part of the publication Series of the cx centre for interdisciplinary studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich.