Florian Malzacher, Jonas Staal (eds.), Training for the Future. Handbook
Training for the Future is a training camp where audiences are turned into trainees to "pre-enact" alternative scenarios and reclaim the means of production of the future. This handbook gathers training manuals, interviews, and documentation of the various training camps that took place from 2018 to 2021.
Training for the Future is a utopian training camp where audiences become trainees in creating alternative futures, learning how to decolonize society, how to use extraterritorial waters for political action, create new forms of encryption, enact intergenerational climate justice, socialize artificial intelligence and campaign transnationally. Futurologists, progressive hackers, post-national activists, transnationalists, theatre makers, artists, and many others offer concrete exercises in alternatives to the present-day crisis within a training installation developed by artist Jonas Staal, situated in the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum. It seems a consensus today, that what is ahead of us can only be imagined as a disaster. Training for the Future instead aims to collectively reclaim the means of production of the future. [publisher’s information]
Editors: Florian Malzacher, Jonas Staal
Published by Sternberg Press
Design: Remco van Bladel
Contributions by Etcétera, House of Tupamaras, Savitri D and Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir, UGATLahi Art Collective and Concerned Artists of the Philippines, Zayaan Khan, Rojava Film Commune, Lorenzo Marsili & Studio Rizoma, S.a.L.E. Docks & Extragarbo, Army of Love, IG Hallenleben, Antonio Scarponi, Public Movement, Institute of Human Obsolescence, New Centre for Research and Practice, Maya Felixbrodt, Germaine Sijstermans & Samuel Vriezen, Irational, Center for Jineology Studies, Initiative Schwarzer Menschen in Deutschland & glokal e.V., Women on Waves, Klaas Kuitenbrouwer & Sjef van Gaalen, Not An Alternative, School of Transnational Activism / European Alternatives, ARRiVATi / Schwabinggrad Ballett, Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination