In a time of increasing global crises in politics, economy and ecology, dystopia has turned into the new norm. Training for the Future is a utopian training camp where audiences are turned into trainees to pre-enact alternative scenarios and reclaim the means of production of the future. Its faculty of trainers consists of futurologists, hackers, extraterritorial activists, cooperative game designers and interplanetary organizations.
In the first trial of the training camp, titled Training for the Future, A Pre-Enactment, four trainings were held for one hundred fifty trainees over the course of one day, consisting of Training I: Extraterritorial Activism by Rebecca Gomperts (Women on Waves); Training II: Intimacy Encryption by Heath Bunting (irational); Training III: Homework for Men by Ceren Akyos (European Center for Jineology Studies); and Training IV: Training the Future by Harald Welzer (Futur2).
IN COLLABORATION WITH:
Jonas Staal (artist), Florian Malzacher (curator), Paul Kuipers (architect), Remco van Bladel (graphic designer), Younes Bouadi and Evelien Scheltinga (production and coordination Studio Jonas Staal), Jana Wiechers and Lisa Holzberg (production and coordination Rurhtriennale), Daniel Sadrowski (photography)
Rurhtriennale, North Rhine-Westphalia (DE)