A look into the future! Using participatory formats, Andres Veiel has written a play based on a collaboration with academics and citizens on the subjects of work, finance, the environment, etc., which deals with the past in the future: in 2028, a committee of inquiry asks who is responsible for the events of the years 2018 to 2028. After Italy’s withdrawal from the EU in 2023, Europe finds itself facing one of the biggest crises in its history – reason enough to take countermeasures and introduce an unconditional basic income in the rest of the EU. But an economic crash is unstoppable. Can the cause be found in a random chain of the best intentions? Andres Veiel’s aim is to confront conflicting visions of the future beyond the confines of legislative periods or political party interests. So both utopian and dystopian moments are equally up for discussion. What steps are were tracing? And which are we leaving behind?
Coproduction with The Humboldt Forum in the Berlin Palace, sponsored by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media on the basis of a resolution of the German Bundestag.
Information on the research and the overall project can also be found at www.welchezukunft.org