At Gogol & Company presentation of the volume Shaping desired futures in collaboration with ArtLine Milano

by Aria Spinelli
Black Editions

with the curator
Andris Brinkmanis, Andrea Capaldi, Cecilia Guide

How can art and culture contribute to creating new imagery of the future within the current political and social discourse characterized by disinformation, radicalization, populism and a general crisis of representative democracy?
Shaping Desired Futures draws a map of a changing Europe that can help to contextualize the burning questions of today and trace the as yet unknown narratives shared by Central and Eastern Europe. Through a series of interviews, essays and artistic contributions, it proposes new means by which art can shape alternative visions and contribute to shaping the desired futures. […]

The volume, which is part of the European Cooperation project “Trauma & Revival-Cultural Relations between Eastern and Western Europe”, collects the contributions of Alexandra Danilova, Paul Dujardin, Oriol Fontdevila, Boris Groys, Krzysztof Gutfrański, Suzannah Henty, Vlad Morariu, Michal Novotný, Nina Power, Jan Sowa, Aria Spinelli, Katalin Timár, Wato Tsereteli, Joanna Warsza and Peter Weibel.

The event is part of PUBBLICA, a cycle of book presentations dedicated to art in the public sphere, and is a collaboration between Gogol & Company and ArtLine Milano, the public art project of the City of Milan in the CityLife park.