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Opening Future Fictions

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Opening Future Fictions
04.10.2014 at 19h30

You are kindly invited to the opening event of the new exhibition Future Fictions. Perspectives on world-building on Saturday October 4th at 7.30 p.m.

Program

7.30 p.m. Welcome

. Welcome speech by Igor Philtjens (Deputy of Culture of the Province of Limburg)
. Explanation by Jan Boelen (Artistic director Z33) and Karen Verschooren (Curator Z33)

8 p.m. Visit of exhibitions

. Future Fictions
. Jeroen Vandesande - Circuit 03

8 p.m. – midnight Reception

Convivial talks over drinks and food from the experimental Food Futures menu by FoAM

About Future Fictions

With Future Fictions, Z33 continues the debate about our future, exploring 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 life in the future.

Z33 wishes to draw attention to what future thinking and imaging can be. Not pretending to know what our future will be, nor which inventive solutions will solve our present-day problems, we rather aim to explore a set of different visions/fictions that artists, designers and architects put forward using different methods and tools for future thinking and visualizing.

In doing so, 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'?

The proposed visions/fictions presented aim to engage us both intellectually as well as emotionally in a quest to consider exactly what kind of future we might want. In this, we all have a role to play: ‘After all, the future still has to be made today.’  - Anne Galloway*

With: Neïl Beloufa (FR), Nelly Ben Hayoun (FR), Blueprints for the Unknown (UK), Bureau Europa (NL) / Lara Schrijver (NL), Dept. Architectuur UHasselt (B), Theo Deutinger (AT), Dunne & Raby (UK), FoAM (BE), El Ultimo Grito (ES), Arne Hendriks (NL) / Monnik (NL), Shane Hope (US), Speedism (B/DE), Near Future Laboratory (CH/SP/US), Hans Op de Beeck (B), Pantopicon (B), The Extrapolation Factory (DE/US), Atelier Van Lieshout (NL), Chris Woebken (DE), The Xijing Men (JP/CN/KR), Liam Young (AU)

Curator: Karen Verschooren, Z33

Quote *Anne Galloway in Sentient City. Ubiquitous computing, architecture, and the future of urban space, p.223

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Past

finissage
04.01.2015 from 16h00 to 17h00
a-z lezing
16.12.2014 at 20h00
guided tour
14.12.2014 from 14h00 to 16h00
apero
12.12.2014 from 17h00 to 19h00
workshop Futures Lab
04.12 to 05.12.2014
workshop Futures Lab
28.11.2014 from 10h00 to 18h00
apero
20.11.2014 from 17h00 to 19h00
workshop Futures Lab
19.11 to 20.11.2014
lecture extra muros
18.11.2014 at 20h00
workshop
03.11 to 07.11.2014
workshop for children
28.10 to 31.10.2014
workshop for children
28.10 to 31.10.2014
lecture extra muros
16.10.2014 at 20h00
apero
09.10.2014 from 17h00 to 19h00
workshop Futures Lab
08.10 to 09.10.2014
theme exhibition
05.10.2014 to 04.01.2015
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