Training for the Future

Since 2019
Bochum, Bogotà, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dêrik, Manilla, New York, Torino, Venice, Zurich

A project by Jonas Staal
Curated and co-programmed by Florian Malzacher

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.


-produced by Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Goethe Institut / Performing Architecture, Neumarkt Theater Zurich, Ruhrtriennale

2017-2019. Supported by Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Goethe Institut Torino & Mondriaan Fund.