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Krystian Woznicki on Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:59:18 +0200 (CEST)


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Hello nettimer's,

all crisis phenomena have a common denominator: they reveal a general
deficit of imagination. The present is being endured to the same degree
as the future seems inconceivable. What will happen tomorrow with social
security, education, affluence or culture? Some people bury their head
in the sand of the present moment, others compensate for the missing
vision with fear and aggression. Angela Merkel's “we'll make it” doesn't
help much. It mostly means: if you can't prevent something from
happening, then just pretend you're steering it. There are good reasons
to be wary of big plans. In the past, the ones which didn't fail made
things even worse. On the other hand uncontrolled developments usually
strengthen the rule of the stronger.

So how can we re-imagine the future? The Canadian thinker and activist
Max Haiven has written several books on this question, among others
Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power: Capitalism, Creativity and the
Commons (Zed books, 2014). Now, he opens his rich tool box to focus on
the movement of people, data and goods – a traffic that will not
continue without control. Borders and infrastructure are the central
sites for this control of movement, and therefore also crucial sites for
the emergence of futures. How is it possible to achieve democratic
oversight of borders and infrastructure? Which imperatives are required
to reimagine and rebuild these sites accordingly? He explores this in
the context of TACIT FUTURES, the 2016 programme of the Berliner Gazette.

Essay by Max Haiven:
https://www.opendemocracy.net/can-europe-make-it/max-haiven/corollary-of-derivative-is-border-visions-for-democratic-control-of-mo

Essay by Haiven (German version):
http://berlinergazette.de/imagination-demokratische-bewegungskontrolle/

Event with Max Haiven + Guillaume Paoli on May 3rd > ZENTRUM DES ÜBELS:
http://www.volksbuehne-berlin.de/praxis/reden_im_zentrum_des_uebels/?id_datum=10359

Please re-tweet event-info (English):
https://twitter.com/berlinergazette/status/724861736575209476

Stay tuned!

Krystian

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TACIT FUTURES | BERLINER GAZETTE ANNUAL PROJECT 2016  
VISIONS FOR THE DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF MOVEMENTS BY HUMANS AND BITS ALIKE

TACIT FUTURES: Essays and Interviews (in German)
http://berlinergazette.de/feuilleton/jahresthemen/2016-tacit-futures/

TACIT FUTURES: Diving into Snowden Archives | Panel + Workshops
transmediale, Berlin, 4.-5.2.2016
http://2016.transmediale.de/de/content/tacit-futures-diving-into-the-snowden-archives

TACIT FUTURES: Japan after Japan | Film screening + discussion
Supermarkt, Berlin, 19.3.2016
http://bit.ly/1QRcHub

TACIT FUTURES: Re-Imagination | Lecture + Talk
Volksbühne at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, May 3, 2016

TACIT FUTURES: Social Media Abyss (Im Bann der Plattformen) | Lecture + Talk
Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Berlin, October 10, 2016

TACIT FUTURES: BG annual conference | Workshops, Performances, Talks
Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, 27.-29.10.2016

TACIT FUTURES: Documents of BG's annual project
Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/berlinergazette/albums/72157662038932563
Videos: https://vimeo.com/album/3785772
Audios: https://soundcloud.com/berliner-gazette/sets/tacit-futures

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