[artinfo] (re)programming - Strategies for Self-Renewal [A READER]

Beöthy Balázs b2 at c3.hu
Wed Mar 30 13:57:02 CEST 2022

Fwd: <marcela at aksioma.org> (by way of János Sugár)

Aksioma is proud to present a new publication:

Strategies for Self-Renewal


Marta Peirano in conversation with Kim Stanley Robinson, Benjamin 
Bratton, Holly Jean Buck, Anab Jain, Kate Crawford, Joana Moll, Astra 
Taylor and Eyal Weizman
Editors: Marko Bauer, Janez Fakin Jan”a


What will it take for humanity to change its course and build a 
responsible future for the generations to come? And what can really be 
accomplished when we finally do this?

Inspired by (re)programming festival of conversations, this reader 
presents the eight episodes in a ready-to-read format. It seeks to 
answer the above questions with contributions from world-class thinkers 
as well as specialists from the local and online communities.

GET YOUR COPY HERE: https://form.jotform.com/211172647049354



As a growing population is sharing an ever-shrinking planet, we have 
found ourselves at an existential crossroads: do we bring the mistakes 
of the enlightenment and industrialization to their logical conclusion 
or should we develop a capacity to reprogram ourselves as a species, in 
order to survive? Some of the solutions might be technical but most of 
the obstacles are not.

Through surveillance, manipulation and escapism, multinationals and 
foreign governments are using the powerful tools that could help us 
manage the climate emergency to manage us instead. The apocalyptic 
narratives of destruction, natural selection and space colonisation 
distract us from the urgent need to manage our resources and mitigate a 

The discussions documented in this reader focus on solutions, finding 
tools, words or visions across the different disciplines, from energy 
and infrastructure to community building and AI. They analyse the 
strategies used by successful communities and proposed by social and 
scientific institutions to help us reset and find the way back. Not to 
the way it was, but to the way it should have been: an engaged community 
that encompasses all living beings on this planet.



(re)programming: Strategies for Self-Renewal

Publisher: Aksioma - Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, 2022
Co-publisher: Mladinski center Velenje, 2022
Outreach partner: NERO
In the framework of: konS - Platform for Contemporary Investigative Art

konS is a project chosen on the public call for the selection of the 
operations "Network of Investigative Art and Culture Centres".
The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and by the 
European Regional Development Fund of the European Union.

Marcela Okretiã
Aksioma | Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana
Jakopiãeva 11, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Aksioma | Project Space
Komenskega 18, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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e-mail: marcela at aksioma.org

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