A very friendly takeover by the future

Today, in the year 2038, we have mastered the great crises. It was close, but we made it. The global ecological, social and economic disasters of the 2020s brought people, states, institutions and companies together. They committed themselves to fundamental rights and jointly created viable, adaptable systems and legal frameworks on a 🌏 🌍 🌎 basis, giving decentralized, local structures the space to maintain and create highly diverse models of co-existing.

Technology and big data helped us to turn new and old ideas into reality. And often architects were part of the solution because they had answers instead of coming up with more questions. Drama is now history. We live in a radical democracy, in a radical bureaucracy. On a planet that doesn’t know or need heroes or villains.

2038 a friendly takeover by the future, 7 weeks several „hacked“ websites & e-flux

Good afternoon,

We came across some information from the future:

2031: The negotiations lasted four years and 18 days. They were tough but fruitful. So here we are. Everything is ready to be signed on the 26th of June. Jupiter stands for abundance and generosity. This giant planet fuels all kinds of positive optimism in our lives and is considered to be the planet of miracles, of hope and opportunity.

Joanna Pope, an important architect of the new frameworks: “The challenge has been to figure out what technologies we want to keep and which ones are just too socially and ecologically detrimental in everyday arrangements and everyday life to keep maintaining. Now both, bottom-up and top-down processes have to work together to end the artificial scarcity that capitalism created.”

In spring 2035, you see shopping bags everywhere that return themselves to the store after they are being used, origami-ing themselves into butterflies. Invented more than 25 years ago by William Gibson.

In 2038, we speak of the „New Serenity“.

This week’s takeovers:

Esther Schipper
Takeover Esther Schipper

Arch+
Takeover ARCH+

Architecturealtheory
Takeover Architecturealtheory

See you again next week with more content.

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More footage from the future!

The atmosphere was wonderful. Seven years ago people were standing in the streets, on the roofs, in the parks, on the balconies, and on the squares. They cheered and sang, they cried with happiness, and danced, because we had finally––almost all humans and non-humans––created a basis for living together.

 Erik Bordeleau summed it up back then:

 “For we are always already at stake with each other, partnered all the way down. Inhabitants of the world, earthlings and earthbounds, creatures of all kinds, human and non-human, we are entangled in a series of interlaced trails and creative feedback loops, holding open life for one another. In the world to come, everyone holds pieces of each other’s life, socially and financially. We are entre-preneurs and entre-donneurs, inter-holders and intergivers, networked together to collectively distribute the risks and opportunities of living.”

Today in 2038, we live in an age of a „New Serenity“. 

This week’s takeovers:

Arts of the Working Class
Takeover Arts of the working Class

Lit Cities
Takeover Lit Cities

Soon:

DYNE.org

Last week with:

 Jennifer Jacquet & Becca Franks, Mitch Joachim, Pan Hu, Suhail Malik, Caroline Nevejan, Daniel Schönle & Ferdinand Ludwig, Helene Hegemann, Audrey Tang, Joanna Pope, and Tirdad Zolghadr

This week with:

Blaise Agüera y Arcas, Diana Alvarez-Marin, Mara Balestrini, Francesca Bria, Vera Bühlmann, Vint Cerf, Yona Friedman, Fabrizio Hochschild-Drummond, Ludger Hovestadt, Claudia Kessler, Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou, Cedric Libert, Suhail Malik, Hilary Mason, V. Mitch McEwen, Omoju Miller, Evgeny Morozov, Caroline Nevejan, Joanna Pope, Denis ‘Jaromil’ Roio, Meghan Rolvien, Deane Simpson, Audrey Tang, Iris van der Tuin, Marcus Vesterager, E. Glen Weyl, and Mark Wigley.

See you again next week with more more more.

Contact:
press(at)2038.xyz

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The New Serenity

‘New Serenity’ does not mean that we smile and hold hands all the time. No no, don’t worry, in 2038, we are still arguing. Sometimes we’re even yelling at each other. We also fight. There are still bad people around, but, and this is crucial: we look much more optimistically into the future. And, unlike 10 or 15 years ago, we are not constantly afraid that the world will end next month. The New Serenity is contagious but healthy at the same time. No joke. It’s like E.Glen Weyl said recently: “It’s like in Star Trek. People are still messed up and imperfect and all sorts of bad things happen. But it’s also clearly a much better world. In some pretty profound and radical ways. But there’s no sense in which we’ve reached anything like Nirvana.”

How we got to this New Serenity? Come watch!

This week’s takeovers:

Onarchitecture
Takeover Onarchiteture

Buerau-n.de
Takeover Bureau N

Radicalexchange
Takeover Radical Exchange

very soon:
DYNE.org

So far with:

Blaise Agüera y Arcas, Diana Alvarez-Marin, Mara Balestrini, Severin Bärenbold, Jan Bauer, Francesca Bria, Vera Bühlmann, Vint Cerf, Tobia de Eccher Yona Friedman, Jan-Peter Gieseking, Olaf Grawert, Fabrizio Hochschild-Drummond, Helene Hegemann, Ludger Hovestadt, Pan Hu, Jennifer Jacquet & Becca Franks, Mitch Joachim, Claudia Kessler, Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou, Ray Kurzweil, Cedric Libert, Suhail Malik, Hilary Mason, V. Mitch McEwen, Omoju Miller, Evgeny Morozov, Caroline Nevejan, Joanna Pope, Denis ‘Jaromil’ Roio, Meghan Rolvien, Christopher Roth, Daniel Schönle & Ferdinand Ludwig, Deane Simpson, Audrey Tang, Iris van der Tuin, Jeanne tremsal, Marcus Vesterager, Julian Wäckerlin, E. Glen Weyl, Mark Wigley, and Tirdad Zolghadr.

Architecting Worlds: Julian Wäckerlin, Pan Hu
VFX: Jan-Peter Gieseking, Jan Bauer, Tobbia Eccer
Colors: Severin Bärenbold
Music: Cosimo Flohr
Assembly: Christopher Roth

See you again next week with more more more more more more.

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In February 2031, the situation escalated. Several factions from different countries announced that the negotiations would be broken off. After over three years! They threatened to leave Rio de Janeiro, –even if they were partly holograms — where negotiations had been going on since July 2030. Thanks to the skills of people like Keller Easterling or Suhail Malik, we managed to reach a good result after all. One that we can all live with. Oh, right, the main point of contention? Private property. Of course.

 How can we guarantee a permanent redistribution? Because every competitive asset, even if it is evenly distributed at the beginning, leads to concentration. It’s like playing Monopoly. If you have two hotels on an expensive road, all you have to do is wait. In the end also here we have created a adaptable, viable model. Suhail Malik: “From 2031, on, private property is no longer a viable condition for whatever has to happen to keep things going. Both in terms of the human social system, which used to be dominated by the market and the commercial, but also in terms of the environment. Because it’s clear that environmental destructions happened because of the consequences of the privatisation of wealth, property accumulation and so on…“

So far with:
Blaise Agüera y Arcas, Andrés Arauz, Diana Alvarez-Marin, Mara Balestrini, Severin Bärenbold, Jan Bauer, Francesca Bria, Vera Bühlmann, Vint Cerf, Tobia de Eccher, Yona Friedman, Jan-Peter Gieseking, Olaf Grawert, Fabrizio Hochschild-Drummond, Helene Hegemann, Ludger Hovestadt, Pan Hu, Jennifer Jacquet & Becca Franks, Mitch Joachim, Claudia Kessler, Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou, Ray Kurzweil, Cedric Libert, Suhail Malik, Hilary Mason, V. Mitch McEwen, Jamers Meadway, Omoju Miller, Evgeny Morozov, Caroline Nevejan, Joanna Pope, Denis ‘Jaromil’ Roio, Meghan Rolvien, Christopher Roth, Daniel Schönle & Ferdinand Ludwig, Deane Simpson, Audrey Tang, Iris van der Tuin, Jeanne Tremsal, Marcus Vesterager, Julian Wäckerlin, E. Glen Weyl, Mark Wigley, and Tirdad Zolghadr. 

This week’s takeovers:

Accattone
Takeover Accattone

Deutsches Architekturzentrum
takeover Deutsches Architekturzentrum

See you again next week with more more more more more.

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Try not. Do. Or do not.

This is week 5 of the very friendly take-over by the future. We are at the moment running on:

Architecturealtheory
Arch+
Arts of the Working Class
Buerau-N
Accattone
Deutsches Architekturzentrum

 We expect more hacks soon. It’s a long-term attempt to get some information out of the bubble. Information from the future. Facts, really. Introducing skin in the game and then play it with others. The Other. As in humans and non-humans. Coexisting. Co-habitation. Non-humans as in animals and plants. But also as in robots. And what about ghosts?

 “Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future.” Master Yoda is here to help. The wise Jedi of unmistakable syntax. From the perspective of 2038, we can say: Yoda right is! “Always with you what cannot be done. Hear you nothing that I say?… You must unlearn what you have learned… Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try.”

Come Watch! Watch more! More than 2 hours already.

So far with:

Blaise Agüera y Arcas, Andrés Arauz, Diana Alvarez-Marin, Mara Balestrini, Severin Bärenbold, Sandra Bartoli, Diann Bauer, Jan Bauer, Francesca Bria, Vera Bühlmann, Vint Cerf, Tobia de Eccher, Cosimo Flohr, Yona Friedman, Jan-Peter Gieseking, Olaf Grawert, Fabrizio Hochschild-Drummond, Helene Hegemann, Ludger Hovestadt, Pan Hu, Jennifer Jacquet & Becca Franks, Mitch Joachim, Claudia Kessler, Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou, Lukas Kubina, Ray Kurzweil, Cedric Libert, Suhail Malik, Hilary Mason, V. Mitch McEwen, James Meadway, Omoju Miller, Evgeny Morozov, Caroline Nevejan, Joanna Pope, Denis ‘Jaromil’ Roio, Meghan Rolvien, Christopher Roth, Daniel Schönle & Ferdinand Ludwig, Deane Simpson, Audrey Tang, Iris van der Tuin, Jeanne Tremsal, Marcus Vesterager, Julian Wäckerlin, E. Glen Weyl, Mark Wigley, Erik Bordeleau and Tirdad Zolghadr.

Past hacks:

Esther Schipper
Lit-Cities
Radicalexchange
Onarchitecture

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💕I Love my Time 🎶

July 14th, 2037. It’s a Tuesday. A couple in bed, surrounded by trees, which serve as both facade and roof. An organic living structure. Toni wears glasses and gently ruffles Sacha’s fake hair. Sacha’s head is on Toni’s fake breasts. (You can put on different body parts quarterly. More frequent changes would be bad for the metabolism.) Sacha looks at the leafy ceiling, the sun sparkles through. In the background you hear goats baah.

Toni: We care.

Sacha: Sure we do.

Toni: For the first time in history we live in a system that cares.

Sacha: I know.

Toni: It wasn’t easy after all.

Sacha: No, it wasn’t.


Sacha looks at Toni and smiles.

Sacha: Are you preparing your speech?

Toni: The crises taught as a lesson.

Sacha: Is that the title?

Toni: No it isn’t. We can’t just talk about the crisis. It’s over.

Sacha: But you do.

Toni: Well, only as a ramp. A story ramp.

Sacha: Okay. Where does it ramp to?

Toni: It’s about the economy, about redistribution of wealth and resources.


Toni looks at the alarm clock.

Toni: Shit, do I really have to meet the French President today?

Sacha: No, she can wait. That’s fine, she was anyway going to Hannover to see some old comrades.

Toni: By herself?

Sacha: Think so.

Toni: Shouldn’t we go with her?

Sacha: Didn’t you just say, you don’t want to see her?

Toni: Yeah. I’m undecided.

Sacha: We have time. Just slack. Tell me where the crisis ramps us up to.

Toni: Okay I’ll cut the crisis.

Sacha: No, you need a ramp. True. An intro, an exposition.

Toni: But people know anyway. People know of the crisis and of the good things which came out of it. So why give a speech in the first place?

Sacha: Well, people doubt. It’s not very long that things go well. They need to trust.

This film will be continued soon…

More than 2 hours already running. Come Watch! Watch more!

With:
 Blaise Agüera y Arcas, Andrés Arauz, Diana Alvarez-Marin, Mara Balestrini, Severin Bärenbold, Sandra Bartoli, Diann Bauer, Jan Bauer, Erik Bordeleau, Francesca Bria, Vera Bühlmann, Vint Cerf, Tobia de Eccher, Cosimo Flohr, Yona Friedman, Jan-Peter Gieseking, Olaf Grawert, Fabrizio Hochschild-Drummond, Helene Hegemann, Ludger Hovestadt, Pan Hu, Jennifer Jacquet & Becca Franks, Mitch Joachim, Claudia Kessler, Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou, Lukas Kubina, Ray Kurzweil, Cedric Libert, Suhail Malik, Hilary Mason, V. Mitch McEwen, James Meadway, Omoju Miller, Evgeny Morozov, Caroline Nevejan, Joanna Pope, Denis ‘Jaromil’ Roio, Meghan Rolvien, Christopher Roth, Daniel Schönle & Ferdinand Ludwig, Deane Simpson, Audrey Tang, Iris van der Tuin, Jeanne Tremsal, Marcus Vesterager, Julian Wäckerlin, E. Glen Weyl, Mark Wigley, and Tirdad Zolghadr.
 
on:

Gut Oggau
Takeover Gut Oggau

Architekturgalerie München
Architekturgalerie München

Architekturgalerie Berlin
Takeover Architekturgalerie Berlin

See you soon 

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Humans and non-humans!

The last days of the very friendly take-over by the future.
2038. Humans and non-humans, this is about coexisting and co-habitation.

Come Watch! More than 2 hours of “The New Serenity”.

We’ll be back in the fall with more. And next year? Well, 2039 will be even better.
See you in the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

so far with:
Blaise Agüera y Arcas, Diana Alvarez-Marin, Andrés Arauz, Arts of the Working Class, Nick Axel, Mara Balestrini, Sandra Bartoli, Diann Bauer, BBSR, Tatiana Bilbao, BMI, Oana Bogdan, Erik Bordeleau, Mohamed Bourouissa, Daniela Brahm & Les Schliesser, Arno Brandlhuber, Jakob Brandtberg Knudsen & Lorenz von Seidlein, Francesca Bria, Otis Sloan Brittain, Vera Bühlmann, Bureau N, BVNT, Marco Carrino, Mary Ellen Carroll, Vint Cerf, cfk architetti, Kristof Croes, Elke Doppelbauer, Keller Easterling, Eidotech, Kurt Eggenschwiler, Ludwig Engel, Joao Enxuto & Erica Love, Marta Fernandez Guardado, Lenny Flohr, Becca Franks & Jennifer Jacquet, Michaela Friedberg, Yona Friedman, Renée Gailhoustet, Goethe Institut, Olaf Grawert, Dorothee Hahn, Hecker’s Hotel Kurfürstendamm, Helene Hegemann, Holger Heissmeyer, Laura Henno, Angelika Hinterbrandner, Nikolaus Hirsch, Fabrizio Hochschild-Drummond, Ludger Hovestadt, JUNG, Mitchell Joachim, Sonja Junkers, Roberta Jurcic, Claudia Kessler, Gabor Kocsis, Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou, Ulrich Kriese, Lukas Kubina, Nikolaus Kuhnert, Christopher Kulendran Thomas & Annika Kuhlmann, Phyllis Lambert, Lawrence Lessig, Cedric Libert, Ferdinand Ludwig & Daniel Schoenle, Suhail Malik, Charlotte Malterre-Barthes, Hilary Mason, V. Mitch McEwen, James Meadway, Omoju Miller, Evgeny Morozov, MOTIF — Institute for Digital Culture, Motor Productions, Salum Mshamu, Caroline Nevejan, Bahar Noorizadeh, Sabine Oberhuber & Thomas Rau, Jorge Orozco, Verena Otto, Erica Overmeer & Muck Petzet, POLIGONAL — Office for Urban Communication, Joanna Pope, Leif Randt, RAUE Rechtsanwälte und Rechtsanwältinnen, Rebiennale / R3B, Denis ‘Jaromil’ Roio, Raquel Rolnik, Christopher Roth, Juliana Rotich, S.a.L.E. Docks, Saygel, Schreiber & Gioberti, Jan Schmidt-Garre, Patrik Schumacher, Max Senges, Deane Simpson, Solmarino, Bruce Sterling, Michael Stöppler, Lia Strenge, Audrey Tang, Target Due, Irene Tassinari, Terra0, The Laboratory of Manuel Bürger, Galaad Van Daele, Iris van der Tuin, Marcus Vesterager, VITRA, Georg Vrachliotis, Eyal Weizman, Julia Werlen, Glen Weyl, WHY Ventures, Mark Wigley, Hannah Wood, Erez Yoeli, Tirdad Zolghadr

takeovers this week:

Brandlhuber
Takeover Brandlhuber+
2038
Takeover 2038

Sorry-Press
Takeover Sorry Press

All Things Urban
Takeover All Things Urban

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films and take-over by:

Carl Berthold, Severin Bärenbold, Jan Bauer, Benjamin Burq, Tobia de Eccher, Cosimo Flohr, Holger Friese, Jan-Peter Gieseking, Olaf Grawert, Pan Hu, Max Kossatz, Lukas Kubina, Meghan Rolvien, Christopher Roth, Jeanne Tremsal, Julian Wäckerlin

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Featured

2038
Accattone
All Things Urban
Arch+
Architecturealtheory
Architekturgalerie Berlin
Architekturgalerie München
Arts of the Working Class
Brandlhuber+
Bureau N
Christopher Roth
Deutsches Architekturzentrum
Esther Schipper
Gut Oggau
Lit Cities
Onarchitecture
Radical Exchange
Sorry Press