About Room for Improved Futures
What is Room for Improved Futures?
Room for Improved Futures is the title of a two year exhibition program (2017 - 2018) based on an international network. The project is initiated by rum46 - curated and organized by curator Agnieszka Wolodzko and visual artist Grete Aagaard in collaboration with the art projects and platforms Trade Test Site, Sigrids Stue, Imaginary Republik and Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art Kiev*.
The project is structured in 4 public programs that run from January 2017 to the end of 2018;
jan - may 2017 Groundwork
june - dec 2017 Where we live? looking for safe ground
jan - july 2018 How to make life livable?
sept - dec 2018 Sites of becoming
- each divided in 3 sessions, which will include artist talks and presentations, exhibitions, lectures, text productions and workshops.
The sessions will be held in rum46 in Aarhus and will also serve as network meetings. Those artists who are invited to stay for short residencies will be accommodated at Sigrids Stue’s residence apartment in Gellerup/Aarhus.
Why do we need Room For Improved Futures?
The modern model of the society is no longer actual either in Western or in Eastern Europe.
Both on a social and economical level, we experience a flux of values and rules. In the West, democracy is seriously threatened, in the East and the South - still illusory.
When post-Soviet countries are struggling for new models of life and identity, the Western status quo is being challenged by waves of migrants from Africa and Middle East. In the new situation, there is a little confidence in the present time, even less is known about the future that awaits us.
Where will we live? Who do we want to become? Where is a space open for our new identities formed on new terms? What can we keep from our past identities and how to shape the new ones?