Training for the Future. Handbook

Eds. Florian Malzacher & Jonas Staal. Sternberg Press, 2021.

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.

This handbook gathers training manuals, interviews, and documentation of the various training camps that took place from 2018 to 2021.

With 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 and Studio Rizoma; S.a.L.E. Docks and Extragarbo; Army of Love; IG Hallenleben; Antonio Scarponi; Public Movement; Institute of Human Obsolescence; New Centre for Research and Practice; Maya Felixbrodt, Germaine Sijstermans and Samuel Vriezen; Irational; Center for Jineology Studies; Initiative Schwarzer Menschen in Deutschland and glokal e.V.; Women on Waves; Klaas Kuitenbrouwer and Sjef van Gaalen; Not An Alternative; School of Transnational Activism / European Alternatives; ARRiVATi & Schwabinggrad Ballett; and Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination.

320 pages, 118 b/w and 86 color ill.
16 × 23 cm, softcover
ISBN 978-3-95679-628-9
Design: Remco van Bladel