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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.

Fictional Journal and Baltan Laboratories invite you to the online launch of Fictional Journal, Issue 04 – Responsibility. Fictional Journal is a platform and online publication investigating design’s involvement within society. Triggered by fascinations and questions on urgent political, social and economic happenings, Fictional Journal opens up issues for debate, action and imagining.

Issue 04 – Responsibility is the result of an open call which sought for finished contributions by designers, artists, writers, sociologists, researchers, visionaries and thinkers, who 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. You can visit the website to see the previous issues:

The online event will go through a series of contributions, artworks and essays that are reflecting on three topics:

Nature’s Economies: Can our economy become like nature, a closed system that grows, flourishes and decays, where flows of matter, lives and energy are feeding each other and balancing out at the same time?

Shifting Value: Can this shift in perception, besides saving us from an environmental crisis, also make us happier and more fulfilled?

Re-designing Infrastructures: Could re-designing infrastructures to trigger a bigger change on a societal level?

Event on Zoom

On December 17, at 20:00 CET, you can join the launch of Fictional Journal, Issue 04 online on Zoom. The room will be open from 7:45 PM CET. We will start with an introduction hosted by editors Lorenzo Gerbi and Matilde Losi, who will introduce us to the topics and curating process of the fourth issue. Zoom link

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


Baltan Laboratories from July 2020, took the initiative to continue Fictional Journal. Fictional Journal 04. Responsibility is powered by Joanknecht and kindly supported by Creative Industries fund NL, Province Noord-Brabant, Stichting Cultuur Eindhoven and the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.