How can art and culture contribute to creating new imaginaries of the future within the current political and social discourse marked by misinformation, radicalization, populism, and a general crisis of representative democracy? Shaping Desired Futures draws the map of a changing Europe that can help contextualize today’s burning questions and trace still unknown narratives shared by Eastern and Central Europe. Through a series of interviews, essays, and artistic contributions, it proposes new means through which art can model alternative visions and help shaping different desirable futures.
Edited by Aria Spinelli.
Texts by Alexandra Danilova, Paul Dujardin, Oriol Fontdevila, Boris Groys, Krzysztof Gutfrański, Suzannah Henty, Vlad Morariu, Michal Novotný, Nina Power, Jan Sowa, Aria Spinelli, Katalin Timár, Wato Tsereteli, Joanna Warsza, Peter Weibel.
Art projects by Željka Blakšić a.k.a. Gita Blak, Vika Eksta, METASITU, Vitalij Strigunkov.
Published in the framework of the European cooperation project Trauma & Revival—Cultural Relations between Eastern and Western Europe.