100 Visions

Du monde entier

Annett Zinsmeister

Professor,
State Academy of Art and Design

Berlin, Germany

In place of a global solution, instead of locating a constructed mono-cultural life world, the concept for a better world has to be reflected in very different scales.


100 dreams

If we continue the unrestrained exploitation of environmental resources, the world in 2112 could be a nightmare.

The environmental and climate change will transform the earth in unthinkable dimensions.

We have to change our minds and our daily habits, man by man, from now on.

My hope is a shift to collective consciousness and individual responsibility.

We have to change! Now!

We need to concentrate and understand our fellow men, preserve cultural characteristics as high potential of human sources. We need to learn from the differences instead of enforcing equity.

In place of a global solution, instead of locating a constructed mono-cultural life world, the concept for a better world has to be reflected in very different scales: as an analysis of correlations, as a flexible model of opportunities and of evolutionary stations instead of all-over concepts.

Perhaps utopian ideas emerge just beyond strict principles of order,

in this world instead of the Hereafter,

in a chaotic instead of a screened space,

in the aberration instead of in a controlled orientation,

in the impossible and improbable instead of the expectable.

The idea of a better world could and should simply be reflected in small scale rather than large scale, at intervals of the present instead of general surveys of the future….

Utopia should be imagined in an infinite variety of possible processes in which the outcome is simply open.

Annett Zinsmeister Bio:

Annett Zinsmeister is an artist, architect and writer based in Berlin.

She is professor of experimental design at the State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart and director of the Weissenhof-Institute.

Her spatial work combines diverse disciplines such as architecture, art, science and design, and is distinguished by the creative interaction with different media. Her work is internationally published and exhibited. She is the author of numerous interdisciplinary books that merge both, artistic practice and theoretical discourse.