Artists Katya Sander collaborates with Künstlerhaus Stuttgart to realize a long-term project that deals with forms of examination and visualizations of social future. She particularly focuses on the question how the unexpected and the unforeseeable is concepted within visions of the future and how imaginations and communication of possible future effects presence. What happens if one decides to do something differently?
In the first part of the public workshop, there will be a discussion with selected guest on the questions given above. The workshop pursues the question within different fields of interest such as demography, probability theory and political theory. The stories that are being told within these scientific fields act as basis for societal models and techniques of visualization of the future. In April 2008, the results of the workshop will be exhibited at Künstlerhaus.
Guests: Emmanuel Didier (Centre d’Etudes Sociologiques sur le Droit et les Institutions Pénales, Paris), Philipp von Hilgers (Max-Planck-Institute for History of Science, Berlin), Joanna Konieczna (Institute for Sociology, University of Warsaw), Prof. Dr. Gerhard Winkler (Institute for Biomathematics and Biometry, Research Center for Environment and Health, Munich).
Fotos: Marijan Murat