The Covid-19 setting with its own narratives and preventive measures has made it challenging to speculate about alternative futures. The feeling of uncertainty fueled adversarial reactions and resistance and let to conspiracy hypotheses, social control and a climate of dystopian surveillance.
We sought a more nuanced vocabulary and a more colourful palette of possibilities for action. This is facilitated by speculative design objects and the use of augmented print objects. Post-covid fictions are visual interventions in the city space to contrast dystopian realities with “smartness”, resilience, alternative images and colourful calls to action through speculative design.
post-covid story 001: Instructions for the Future – Valerie Danzer (AT)
post-covid story 002: Wiggle Room in a Pandemic – Iska Alena Gebhard (AT)
post-covid story 003: Back to Normal? – Stefanie Hoffmann (AT)
post-covid story 004: Countdown – selim eins (AT)
Curator: Barbara von Rechbach