Can you see the future?

Author: Asja Hafner
Publisher: Sarajevo Center for Contemporary Art, Sarajevo
Content: 1 DVD (52 min.)
Year: 2013

The thematic TV series Can you see the future? deals with the idea of utopia and questions the need for utopia in contemporary society.

As Rastko Močnik, Slovenian philosopher and sociologist, one of the interviewed persons, suggests, “We have no more time for utopia today because our civilisation has no time to imagine an ideally structured society and go towards it. We are on the edge of a catastrophe. Whether an ecological, monetary or any other catastrophe, we need utopia as a space of freedom and free thinking.”

Interviews: Boris Buden, Rambo Amadeus, Rastko Močnik, Felix Stalder, Ljubomir Bratić and Vladimir Marko

Audio quotations from the regional cult radio show “Peščanik”, discussing utopia or mentioning it in various contexts, are used as breaks on the programme between the edited interviews.

This publication is available at ERSTE Foundation Library.

Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.