Sixteen culture makers who are Zeitzeugen (contemporary witnesses) of the COVID-19 pandemic sketch how things can be different in the future. Their visions for the future came about as a reaction to the disruption of their plans for 2020, and have one thing in common: the ambition to change and to widen the limits of our imagination.
The visions and recipes of these writers, academics, philosophers, singers, visual artists, theatre makers and designers working in the Netherlands and Germany, paint a heterogeneous picture. They develop through themes such as real utopias, sustainability, the new domesticity, and the role of cultural institutions in our society.
This collection is flavoured with the food recipes that every maker has contributed. The menu ranges from eating earth to corona ice cream, from French toast to Mushrooms at the end of the world, and tastes like more.
This book comes in three languages — English, as main language and a Dutch or German translation. To find a way to combine all the very diverse contributions we decided to make use of a font face that does not want to stick too much in the foreground, but to create a very subtle but nice layout.
Editor: Lene ter Haar, Valérie-Anne Houppermans, Astrid Kaminski, Beate Gerlings.
With contributions by: Cees Nooteboom, Chloé Rutzerveld, Eva Meijer, David Duindam, Claudia Martinez Garay & Arturo Kaneya, Jonas Staal, Impakt Festival (Lancel/Maat, onseconds & Ali Eslami), Tim van der Loo, New Heroes Foundation, MVRDV, Miloš Trakilović, Kinke Kooi & Lisa Klosterkötter, Ariëlla Kornmehl, Sabine Kühlich & Guests, Annemie Vanackere & Walter Bart & Jeroen Versteele, Rolando Vázquez, Melken & Lies Mensink, Sanne Blauw.
Made possible thanks to the Consulaat-Generaal van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden.