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Fictional Journal 04. RESPONSIBILITY

20:00 PM - Launch Fictional Journal 04.

Explore ways in which transforming our economy can restore balance in our relationship with nature and help us on our way towards a more equal and just society.

In philosopher and theoretician Donna Haraway’s book published in 2016 ‘Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene’, a central concept appears: “think we must; we must think.” In Haraway’s perspective, there is no whether-or. We must cultivate our capacity to think as our first response-ability.

Recently, we have seen an influx of human-made disasters from climate crisis to systematic racism which have become increasingly urgent, demanding our attention while questioning this response-ability. Through-out 2020 the effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic have ground everyday life as we know it to a halt, and we are witnessing the economic, social and political systems we have created cracking under the pressure.

We should “stay with the trouble”, as Haraway writes, brought on by this pandemic. A trouble exasperated by cracks in a neoliberal economic model based on the concept of unlimited growth. These cracks are real and affect our reality on multiple levels, from personal, to environmental, from social, to political and on an economical scale. We can no longer find temporary or alternative solutions for continuously increasing prosperity and ever-growing populations. The lack of a holistic point of view, will make life impossible for human’s and other species.

We live in critical times, exceeding the limits of our planet and the species that inhabit it. What kind of models can we develop that respect limitations, both social and planetary? In a world where many economists think only about endless growth and economic value, what will our futures look like?


On December 17th we will launch Fictional Journal Issue 04. RESPONSIBILITY at

Featured Projects

Always Trust Me, Gijs de Boer
Building Climate Futures, Chiara Di Leone, Anastasia Noga and Laura Cugusi (Cassandra Collective)
Immeasurable Range, Boey Wang
Isabot: Investing in a post-labour future, Ottonie von Roeder
Memories from Stream City, Stéphane LAB
Outside, inside my nature, Alessandro Cugola and Gianmarco Causi
Shifting Geology, Silvia Noronha
Viral Nature – HereNowArcadia, Martina Taranto
Wither, Thijs Biersteker

Featured Essays

Re-Forming Health: Towards Somatic Phronesis and Caring With Microbial Flux, Serina Tarkhanian
Towards Feeling, Anais Hazo
Towards a Planetary Paradigm, Finn Steffens
What Happened to Ones Who Stayed in Omelas, Helena Grande