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Future Fictions

Started: Oct. 5, 2014, 9 a.m.
Ended: Jan. 4, 2015, 6 p.m.

Description

[EN] In Future Fictions: Perspectives on Worldbuilding, Z33 explores how contemporary artists, designers and architects relate to future thinking and imaging: from mapping, questioning and criticizing to developing complex visions about the structures and systems that may shape our lives in the future. With these visions/fictions, Z33 wishes to shift the debate away from what is possible, plausible and probable towards what is preferable. Future Fictions therefore is essentially a project about ideas and ideals, about dreams beyond hope and fear. Can we learn to critically assess the future visions presented? Which criteria would be valid in doing so? In other words, can we learn to become “future literate”?

http://www.z33.be/en/projects/future-fictions

With: Neïl Beloufa, Nelly Ben Hayoun, Blueprints for the Unknown uk Bureau Europa nl / Lara Schrijver nl Dept. Architectuur UHasselt, Theo Deutinger, Dunne & Raby uk, FoAM, El Ultimo Grito es, Arne Hendriks / Monnik, Shane Hope, Speedism, Near Future Laboratory, Hans Op de Beeck, Pantopicon, The Extrapolation Factory, Atelier Van Lieshout, Chris Woebken, The Xijing Men, Liam Young.

Curator: Karen Verschooren Z33

FoAM @ Future Fictions: Futures Lab. A laboratory for experimental world construction (in collaboration with Z33)

Futures Lab is a research archive, workshop and reading room for exploring possible futures. Scattered throughout this lab visitors will discover traces of a wide range of futurists and their investigations: research materials and working notes, a small library and several works in progress. The Lab also features a video on display with background information on the unique worlds of Future Fictions, the projects and the people behind them, and hosts a programme of futures-related interventions, workshops and conversations, including a new work by artist Arne Hendriks, a workshop by design collective The Extrapolation Factory and another by the University of Hasselt Department of Architecture. Check the calendar for more information and reservation options.

FoAM occupies the Futures Lab for the duration of the exhibition, where we invite visitors to explore what it might mean to prototype and rehearse possible futures in the present. While in residence, FoAM collects and shares materials from our Futurist Fieldguide, a manual for those interested in trying their hands at scenario building, design fiction and other world-construction practices. Aside from ongoing research activities, FoAM offers a selection of participatory events specially designed for Future Fictions, including an experimental Food Futures menu for the exhibition opening, a workshop and pre-enactment on the theme of “Futures of Doing Nothing”, and a series of informal apéros following the workshops and seminars held by guests at the lab (The Extrapolation Factory, Panopticon, UHasselt…) See the Futures Lab events page for more details.
 


[NL] Met Future Fictions. Perspectives on world-building onderzoekt Z33 hoe hedendaagse kunstenaars, designers en architecten zich verhouden tot toekomstbeelden: van het in kaart brengen, in vraag stellen en bekritiseren van aan- gereikte ficties, tot het creëren van eigen complexe visies over de structuren en systemen die vorm kunnen geven aan ons leven in een toekomst.

Met deze visies/ficties, wil Z33 het debat verleggen van wat mo- gelijk, aannemelijk of waarschijn- lijk is, naar de vraag wat verkies- baar is: in essentie gaat Future Fictions over ideeën en idealen, over dromen die verder gaan dan hoop en angst. Future Fictions stelt daarbij de vraag of we kritisch kunnen leren kijken naar de aan- gereikte toekomstbeelden.Welke criteria moeten we hanteren bij een evaluatie van een toekomst- beeld? Hoe kunnen we met andere woorden ‘toekomst-geletterd’ (future literate) worden?

http://www.z33.be/projecten/future-fictions

Met: Neïl Beloufa, Nelly Ben Hayoun, Blueprints for the Unknown uk Bureau Europa nl / Lara Schrijver nl Dept. Architectuur UHasselt, Theo Deutinger, Dunne & Raby uk, FoAM, El Ultimo Grito es, Arne Hendriks / Monnik, Shane Hope, Speedism, Near Future Laboratory, Hans Op de Beeck, Pantopicon, The Extrapolation Factory, Atelier Van Lieshout, Chris Woebken, The Xijing Men, Liam Young.

Curator: Karen Verschooren Z33

FoAM @ Future Fictions: Futures Lab. A laboratory for experimental world construction (in samenwerking met Z33)
Gedurende de tentoonstelling neemt FoAM het Futures Lab in. FoAM nodigt de bezoekers uit om er te ontdekken wat het betekent om toekomstmogelijkheden in het heden te ontwerpen en te oefenen. Terwijl ze in residentie is, verzamelt en deelt FoAM materialen voor en van hun Futurist Fieldguide, een handleiding voor wie interesse heeft in scenarioconstructie, design fiction en andere wereldopbouwpraktijken. Naast lopende onderzoeksactiviteiten biedt FoAM een aantal participatieve evenementen aan die speciaal voor Future Fictions ontworpen zijn, waaronder een experimenteel Food Futures-menu voor de opening van de tentoonstelling en een workshop en 'pre-enactment' rond het thema 'toekomsten van nietsdoen' en een serie Apero's. Zie onze Futures Lab evenementenpagina voor meer informatie.

Location

Z33
Zuivelmarkt 33
B-3500 Hasselt
Belgium

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