Future Europe, Visions in Time: Discussion on Europe’s Future & DJ Set, Dec. 16 2016 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium
“The best future for Europe is no Europe.” (Vaginal Davis)
Struck by crisis, with racism and islamophobia on the rise and growing tensions between European nation states, Europe’s future and past seem to have lost their direction. In a moment of re-negotiation of history, identity and future there is a backlash into nationalistic nostalgia while new ideas of moving beyond capitalistic neo-colonial national states are amiss.
How can a future Europe, a future European identity look like? A Europe that constitutes itself in acknowledgement of its colonial past and globalised capitalistic present, instead of seeking refuge in overcome ideas?
These are problems and questions that shall be discussed in anticipation of the upcoming exhibition FAVT: Future Africa Visions in Time which will open in early 2017 in Nairobi. Based on the ideas of FAVT, the discussion’s title FEVT – Future Europe Visions in Time provides some fundamental questions in itself: What is Future? Who’s Future? What is Europe? Which visions are there and how did they change over time? Furthermore the exhibition conceptualises future as something linked to the past and was seeking ways how past and future can be re-connected and negotiated – for example through Optimizing, Destabilizing, Healing and Remembering or Intervening. Not focusing merely on Europe but on a Europe in relation to a world shaped by imperialist and racist policies, FEVT shall offer a platform to intervene in narrations by and about Europe as well as to talk about the ghosts of Imperialist Europe that haunt Nairobi, Kenya and the continent until today.
Turning the focus around and looking from Nairobi at Europe, the Goethe-Institut Kenya and the Worlds Loudest Library invite you to an evening of inspiring discussions, backed-up by a DJ-set by DJ Zontor, a bar and of course the usual book swap.
In cooperation with the World’s Loudest Library – WLL.
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