HOW SOON IS NOW? – AN EXERCISE TO IMAGINE OUR PROVISIONAL FUTURES
Imagine 10 years from now - year 2018. You are still a cultural practitioner, or maybe not. What are you busy with? Where are you located, does your organization still have the same address as in 2008? What is your network? Where do your resources come from (what is your economy) and in what kind of cultural climate is your country/city? How local is your scene and with whom are you (not) cooperating? Are you busy with these issues at all?
The aim of "How soon is now?" is to explore the future of cultural production through the lens of the so-called Western Balkans. It is focused specifically at a group of cultural practitioners, initiators of medium or smaller-scale cultural organizations, who have been challenged and triggered by institutional breakdown during the 1990s, and have become (often unintended) the forerunners of alternative models of cultural production.
"How soon is now?" also contributes to the "Lexicon for Provisional Futures". This Lexicon actively seeks to encompass terms and concepts that carry a potential to redefine the (European) city and its urban culture. The emphasis is on thinking the future "provisionally" - to introduce a both necessary and instrumental margin of maneuverability, with less utopist grandiloquence.
Prepared and organized by: Azra Aksamija, Bojana Cvejic, Ana Dzokic, Alenka Gregoric, Peter Lang, Marc Neelen. Made by: a group of 10 cultural practitioners. "How soon is now will?" take place as a (en)visionary session among the participants. Supported by SMFA - devision for culture.
In the attachment you can find the event flyer.