Projekterklärung #FUTUR_21 industriekultur
The project #FUTUR_21 industriekultur encourages us to think about the future of work, about questions of sustainability and climate change, the influence of digitalization as well as the limits of growth and consumption.
In the Spring of 2022, digital art works, light installations and spacial interventions will be created in 16 museums in North Rhine-Westphalia, the cradle of industrial culture in Germany. In dialogue with these exceptional places and their histories the invited artists will build bridges to the topics of the future, while enabling viewers to experience them and involving them in their experiments. Complimented by an extensive program of panels, film screenings, concerts, and workshops, #FUTUR_21 industriekultur will create interdisciplinary laboratories of the future, where industrial culture, cutting edge research, and visual arts will merge.
Giant factories, awe inspiring industrial ensembles – the museums of the network are authentic places and lively cultural sites. As symbols of change and transformation they turn their vigorous gaze towards the past as well as current events. With #FUTUR_21 industriekultur the museums open up perspectives on the world of tomorrow and how we want to live in it.
#FUTUR_21 industriekultur is cooperative project of the Regional Associations Rheinland (LVR) and Westfalen-Lippe (LWL) on occasion of the 75. anniversary of the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia.