re:future Lab is an art space for ultra-contemporary art and future design. An experimental multi-disciplinary practice ground with the mission to engage in critical debates, widen perspectives and catalyze socio-ecological transformation. It was founded in 2020 by German artist and curator Madeleine Schwinge. It is based in Berlin, with satellites abroad.

What to experience at re:future Lab?

Interviews

Symposia

Art Edition

Performative shared meals

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EMBARK!

EMBARK! Feature interview magazine gives voice to cutting-edge artists and inspiring thinkers - often pioneers - who represent the Zeitgeist, address the urgent issues of our time, dare to take uncharted paths and chart new ways forward for our world of tomorrow.


EMBARK! is an editorial project based on an idea and concept by Madeleine Schwinge, hosted and published by re:future Lab.

The feature interview's common parenthesis is a questionnaire with five identical questions on the possible role of art, the impact of transdisciplinarity and narration for future transformation, and on personal creative strategies to start a new project.

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Upcoming:

Symposium I

(June-July 2022)

Encounters between history and present futures

Symposium II

(Sept-Oct 2022)

Blueprints for viable sociotopes

Symposium III

(Nov-Dec 2022)

Trajectories beyond the individual

Stay tuned for more information and date. Join our mailing list or drop us a line.

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Multiples

Imagine, we could be the ones to change it all

Madeleine Schwinge,

The Psychedelic Chicks, 2021

Series of six multiples,

each in an edition of 20

Fine art print, 85 x 120 cm,

hand signed

'Imagine, we could be the ones to change it all' consists of 6 motives and is a call to action. The multiples of fictitious concertposters deal with modern redemption myths and the impact assessment of technological progress, human-machine hybridization, climate change, the power of imagination, potential of community, rituals for encouragement, and the quest for orientation.

Available as a single print or as a box set including all six prints.

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June, Sept, Nov

How we will eat tomorrow?

We are excited to announce the launch of a series of three experimental food performanceseach dedicated to a specific phenomenon and a maximum of practice and transfer.

 

Each event will bring together top-notch artists and chefs with 10 participants for a unique food experience, combined with lecture and workshop parts.

 

Topics for this experimental format include (but are not limited to) empathy, memory, the power of cultural rituals, farm-to-fork, new urban realities, multispecies and symbiosis, fermentation and human-nature-hybridization.

Stay tuned for more information and date. Join our mailing list or drop us a line for pre-booking.

Keynotes / Lectures 

Art as social practice

Private mentoring

to navigate better

Masterclass

Life design

Advanced studies

Future design

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Upon request:

 

SPECULATIVE FUTURES 

 

A lecture on the edge of time

What does art have to do with transformation? Can art catalyse change? Do we live in a new Renaissance? What might we find on the horizon once we change perspective? What is the future of human, non-human and earth? How will we work, live, eat and dwell tomorrow? What can we learn when science and humanities merge? Is there still reason to hope? What must we leave behind, what must we change, and what must we learn anew?

 

A lively call for creative change. Illustrated with images of historical and contemporary artworks and enriched with numerous quotes and impulses from over 50 interviews with future thinkers and innovators from the most diverse fields of activity in art, architecture, design, anthropology, sociology, neurobiology, natural sciences, technology, economy and politics, all interviewed as part of Madeleine Schwinge's feature project EMBARK! conducted since 2020.

 

Make your next conference a step into Tomorrow's change!

For further information and to book Madeleine Schwinge for a keynote, please write an e-mail to mail@re-f-lab.com.

 

We are looking forward to hear from you!

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Upon request:

 

THE IMAGINARY TERRITORY

 

A private mentoring session with Madeleine Schwinge, dedicated to your topics and unfolding. 

Benefit in a one-to-one format from Madeleine Schwinge's versatile knowledge as artist and curator, and her extensive experience as consultant entrepreneur, mentor and facilitator.

 

In a structured process she is advocate and partner at your side, combining art and mentoring, to help you navigate the new, gain orientation and define your vision and strategy, might it be for personal or professional aims.

 

The session will take place in Madeleine Schwinge's studio, located in the re:future Lab, in a museum, an art related space or online.

 

German, English or French.

 

A short term process. 

1 hour - 10 sessions.

 

Please write an e-mail to mail@re-f-lab.com for further information and a personal call with Madeleine Schwinge, she will be happy to get to know and accompany you.

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Summer class:

 

SPECULATIVE DIARIES

The art of making desirable futures tangible

This masterclass is designed to enable you how to take a more reflective and innovative role, to reorient, to regain confidence and become more agile in order to create an alluring life plan. 

You will focus on your dreams, think through a project, and be empowered by your group fellows. You will define a practical map to navigate your journey towards the life you really want to live, or to make a heart project come true.

The 5 days workshop is limited to 8 participants and is taking place in presence at the re:future Lab, Berlin. This course will be held in German.

5. - 9. July 2022

2.500,-- plus 19% TVA

 

with Madeleine Schwinge

Please write an e-mail to mail@re-f-lab.com to set up a call with Madeleine Schwinge for more information and accreditation.

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Start in automn 2022:

 

TOMORROW's LAB

 

An incubator programme in 6 modules

 

Spanning over one year, Tomorrow's Lab is a guided journey through 6 intertwined labs, all tackling the most important sets of issues, challenges and innovations of our time.

 

Based on experimentation and practice based research, this is a unique learning experience to prepare for future transformations. The programme prepare both individuals and leaders for unpredictable futures in rising complexity and an unprecedented time of change.

The faculty includes high profile theorists and practitioners from visual art, art history, architecture, design, philosophy, anthropology, neurobiology, technology, future research and politics. 

Participants will learn cutting edge methods and how to transfer them into their own projects. They will think them more in depth, enrich them with new imagination, and create unconventional combinations.

The programme finishes with a project presentation to receive a certificate. Further the graduates will become part of the supportive Tomorrow's Lab international alumni community.

In German and English

Please write an e-mail to mail@re-f-lab.com to schedule a phone-call for further information and application.

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Join a community of future thinkers and first movers on an international level. 

Experience an eclectic program of exhibitions, previews, studio visits, talks, panels, conferences, special conditions for editions and publications.

 

Benefit from a transdisciplinary dialogue, special rates for facilitation programs, customized curated events, and exclusive venue hire. 

 

Become part as a future friend, future supporter or future patron.

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