"Art as a Catalyst" re:future lab Founder Madeleine Schwinge in Monopol Podcast Fantasie Muskel → Tune in

"Art as a Catalyst" re:future lab Founder Madeleine Schwinge in Monopol Podcast Fantasie Muskel → Tune in

"Art as a Catalyst" re:future lab Founder Madeleine Schwinge in Monopol Podcast Fantasie Muskel → Tune in

"Art as a Catalyst" re:future lab Founder Madeleine Schwinge in Monopol Podcast Fantasie Muskel

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Mission

Mission

The re:future lab was founded in 2020 by German curator, artist and educator Madeleine Schwinge as an extension of her multidisciplinary studio practice. Originally conceived as a dialogical art space to question the role of art in social change, re:future lab rapidly developed into a laboratory for futures literacy, undiscipliary art curation and educational formats for transformative learning through artistic and systemic interventions.


Since 2022, the re:future lab operates as Institute for Art and Future Design. Based on meticulous research and the propriety meta-method EMBARKING FUTURES®, we equip innovative businesses, art and creative disciplines, applied sciences as well as interested individuals with futures literacy. 

The re:future lab's strength lies in its ability to merge avant-garde discourses and practices in art, design and architecture with futurology, science and technology. It helps individuals, business and institutions cope with the unknown, uncertainty, fragmentation and complexity.

Our team of experts, joined by hand-picked faculty and artists, exclusively share their vision and applied research, focusing on the stakes and threats facing arts and culture leaders, strategic managers, startups, and creatives. Hope provides the impetus; scalable solutions emerge in the process.

Our modus operandi is a discursive program aimed at provoking critical debate and exploring how to surf complexity, ambiguity and uncertainty through the prism of art, interwoven with the most advanced fields of hard and soft disciplines (architecture, design, biology, anthropology, philosophy, political science...).

In addition to internal programs and external services, EMBARK! is an artistic research project by Madeleine Schwinge, published by the re:future lab. It gives a voice to change agents shaking the norms and status quo, and dealing with some of the most pressing issues of our time.

Artists and experts from a wide range of disciplines answer the same 5 question interview: What role could art play as a catalyst? Is there still hope? What impact might transdisciplinarity have? How does narratives feed imagination? What are your personal creative strategies when entering a new process?

The result is a corpus of the most forefront visionaries, literally crafting a new epoch.

Elena Schütz, Architect—Something Fantastic

Elena Schütz, Architect—Something Fantastic

“The state of crisis is where the other becomes thinkable. It is thus a driver for change.”

“The state of crisis is where the other becomes thinkable. It is thus a driver for change.”