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2010, 2011 ...more crisis!


  1. video presentations of future archive material in exhibition 'talk talk: das Interview als kuenstlerische Praxis', HGB Leipzig, Nov 2009 and Galerie 5020, January 2010
  2. sessions around urbanism and art interventions at 'Out of the Blue' symposium, with Anja Kanngieser, Blue House Amsterdam, August
  3. future session at MyCreativity workshop, wintercamp, amsterdam, march 2009
  4. future radio shows, residency project at LASA in LaHabana, Cuba, in collaboration with Valeria Graziano, as part of the LaHabana Biennal, march 2009
  5. sessions around 'public institutions of the future' in collaboration with Valeria Graziano and Intermediae, in Madrid, June



  1. may: future session around cultural work, at workshop with the committee for radical diplomacy, as part of 'temporary agency' show, chelsea space, london
  2. oct: interview on the future archive project and method, edited by Carla Bottiglieri, published in italian performing arts magazine Art'o
  3. nov: group session suring workshop around conflict, MA choreography, university college of dance in stockholm
  4. nov: future archive workshop at université paris 8, as part of the body-image seminar, performance studies department
  5. various other small group sessions


  1. june 13; project presentation on how to perform futures at QUORUM, Drama and Performance studies Research Forum, Queen Mary University, London
  2. june 27th (presentation at Chelsea College London), june 23-30 (development and writing) of G8 and education summit material, London (Anja Kanngieser, Manuela Zechner)
  3. june 1-7 ; research phase with interviews at G8, heiligendamm, germany; on activism and speech praxis (Anja Kanngieser, Manuela Zechner); local and web boradcast of interviews via
  4. june: publication of future archive materials in Critical Practice Vol.1, London
  5. may 24-28; presentation and interstitial interviews on relations between eduaction, activism and art at Summit of non-aligned initiatives in education culture (Manuela Zechner/ Anja Kanngieser)
  6. may 21-22; future envisaging sessions and project presentation, at media space Unna (MKRU), Germany (Manuela Zechner)
  7. may 11- 15; research and conversation lab at "No Artist is an Island" project space (Cinzia Cremona, Manuela Zechner) at the Artillery, London (11th may 11am- futures envisaging workshop; 13th may 3pm- open conversation on futures of critical art practices)
  8. may 29- june 3; exhibition at Changing Room Gallery, London
  9. April 19, 12.30pm; discussion on "research; remembering theory/practice", at Future Reflections conference, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
  10. conversation lab and screening/presentation at spend-it festival, Brussels, 15-17 April 2007
  11. august 1-12: Performing Arts Forum, Reims, France; Summer University; presentation, research and interview period around themes of self- organization
  12. 22 september- mid-october: installation in exhibition at Steirischer Herbst festival, Graz, Austria
  13. October: forthcoming publication around future archive
  14. October: article in etcetera performing arts magazine


  1. display of the future archive at graz university, austria - kunst am campus , nov, dec, jan 2006/07
  2. presentation at performing arts forum reims, france, dec 2006
  3. 4 radio shows on radio helsinki, graz (see front page, or helsinki webstream), nov+ dec 2006
  4. discussion-event at brighton university, critical fine art practice department, nov 2006
  5. presentation of project at "diasporic futures" conference, victoria and albert museum london, june 2006
  6. presentation of interviews during chelsea college degree show, june 2006
  7. presentation of project at "diasporic futures" conference, victoria and albert museum london, june 2006


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