nopf-1.jpg[19 April 2008, 20.00 – 23.00, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam] As a part of HAPPENING, a two months program at the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi) in Rotterdam a full evening program on the topic of provisional future is set-up by Azra Aksamija, Bojana Cvejic, Ana Dzokic, Alenka Gregoric, Peter Lang, Marc Neelen and guests, as a part of ongoing “Lexicon for Provisional Futures”. The group comes from the fields of visual arts, performing arts, curating, theory and architecture.

On this night we will walk into the unknown, the fantastic, the commonplace, by bringing fragments and stories from some of the most significant places in the new Europe to see further into the future!

WHAT TO EXPECT: easel demonstrations, non-existing museums, provisional cars, nomadic mosques, always-to-be building sites, back to the future monuments, future telling and more improvised re-enactments. WHAT NOT TO EXPECT: super technology and digital effects, spaceships and orbiting space stations, monsters, Supermen, aliens and UFOs.

With participation of and works by: Peter Lang, David Maljkovic, Alenka Gregoric, Ana Dzokic and Marc Neelen (STEALTH), Boris Miletic, Jose Miguel Ortiz Portas, Dubravka Sekulic and Ivan Kucina, Azra Aksamija, Marjetica Potrc, Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss, Piet Vollaard, Wietske Maas and others.

The Lexicon for Provisional Futures seeks to encompass those terms and concepts that could redefine the European city and its urban culture, with an emphasis on thinking about the future “provisionally”, with less utopianist grandiloquence. The Lexicon, is part of umbrella project “Europe Lost and Found”, initiated through the “Lost Highway Expedition” in 2006.

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