This publication presents the reflections that emerged from the international group of participants of the Rethinking Our Futures: Art and Collaboration symposium. In the year following the event, the key concepts that arose from the group’s discussions took shape as a series of essays, diagrams and interviews, notably in the form of audio tracks. In addition, it also comprises two digital artworks produced specifically in response to the addressed issues. The collaborative nature of these two works is a reminder that the dialogical axis acted both as a central notion in the group’s reflections and as a structuring modality of the symposium.
The variety of voices that make up this publication is a good reflection of the thematic multiplicity it foregrounds. Through the lens of empathy, accessibility, hybridity, resonance and recognition, the various adaptation strategies of the art milieu—with a specific focus on curatorial work and the field of digital literacy—are discussed in a context in which the effects of the pandemic are still palpable.
In order to broaden its scope, the publication includes interviews with colleagues who were not part of the initial group of participants. Elsewhere, it’s the form of the diagram or of the co-authored text that enhances the content. This diversity of formats is echoed in a diversity of tones that fully embodies our collective call for free forms of expression and a horizon characterized by kindness.
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