Training for the Future
September 20-22, 2019
Ruhrtriennale, Bochum, Germany
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, progressive hackers, extraterritorial activists, transnationalists, theatre makers, artists, and many others, each of which offer concrete exercises in alternatives to present-day crises.
The 2019 Training for the Future program consisted of: Choreographies of Togetherness by Public Movement (Ma’ayan Choresh & Hagar Ophir); Communalizing Data by Institute of Human Obsolescence (Manuel Beltrán and Wael Eskandar); Orgy With Machines by New Center for Research and Practice (Mohammad Salemy and Nathalie Agostini); Multitudes of Listeners by Maya Felixbrodt, Germaine Sijstermans and Samuel Vriezen; Intimacy Encryption by Irational (Heath Bunting); Redistributing Love by Army of Love (Ingo Niermann, Christian Bayerlein, Adriano Wilfert Jensen and Grit Uhlemann); Killing the Dominant Male by Center for Jineology Studies (Ceren Akyos and Yasemin Andan); Decolonizing Society by ISD – Initiative Schwarzer Menschen in Deutschland (Tahir Della) and glokal e.V. (Lucía Muriel); Extraterritorial Activism by Women on Waves (Rebecca Gomperts and Victoria Satchwell); Extraterritorial Zoönomy by Klaas Kuitenbrouwer and Sjef van Gaalen; Inventing the Radical by Not An Alternative (Steve Lyons and Jason Jones); Transnational Campaigning by School of Transnational Activism / European Alternatives (Lorenzo Marsili and Martin Pairet); Beyond Welcome-Agitprop for the Future by Arrivati (La Toya Manly-Spain and Asuquo Udo) / Schwabinggrad Ballett (Nikola Duric and Liz Rech); and We Are Nature Defending Itself by Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination / labofii (Isabelle Fremeaux & John Jordan).
Jonas Staal, curated and co-programmed by Florian Malzacher
Jonas Staal (artist), Florian Malzacher (curator, co-programmer), Paul Kuipers (architect), Remco van Bladel (graphic designer), Ruben Hamelink (filmmaker and photographer); Landstra ontwerp en uitvoering (construction); Younes Bouadi and Nadine Gouders (production and coordination Studio Jonas Staal). Team Ruhrtriennale: Stefanie Carp (artistic director), Vera Battis-Reese (managing director), Jürgen Reitzler (artistic management director), Hanna Kriegleder (artistic production manager), Lisa Holzberg (planning), Christiane Biallas (travel, accommodation), Vroni Obermeier (artistic production manager), Mirko Bartos (technical production manager), Rainer Ott (technical production manager)
Ruhrtriennale, Bochum (DE)
Mondriaan Foundation, Amsterdam (NL), Goethe Institute (DE), Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Bonn (DE)