Strategies for Self-Renewal

Saturday 26th March, 2022 - Bruce Sterling

Dear friends,

Aksioma is proud to present a new publication:

Strategies for Self-Renewal

Marta Peirano in conversation with Kim Stanley Robinson, Benjamin Bratton, Holly Jean Buck, Anab Jain, Kate Crawford, Joana Moll, Astra Taylor and Eyal Weizman

Editors: Marko Bauer, Janez Fakin Janša


What will it take for humanity to change its course and build a responsible future for the generations to come? And what can really be accomplished when we finally do this?

Inspired by (re)programming festival of conversations, this reader presents the eight episodes in a ready-to-read format. It seeks to answer the above questions with contributions from world-class thinkers as well as specialists from the local and online communities.




As a growing population is sharing an ever-shrinking planet, we have found ourselves at an existential crossroads: do we bring the mistakes of the enlightenment and industrialization to their logical conclusion or should we develop a capacity to reprogram ourselves as a species, in order to survive? Some of the solutions might be technical but most of the obstacles are not.

Through surveillance, manipulation and escapism, multinationals and foreign governments are using the powerful tools that could help us manage the climate emergency to manage us instead. The apocalyptic narratives of destruction, natural selection and space colonisation distract us from the urgent need to manage our resources and mitigate a disaster.

The discussions documented in this reader focus on solutions, finding tools, words or visions across the different disciplines, from energy and infrastructure to community building and AI. They analyse the strategies used by successful communities and proposed by social and scientific institutions to help us reset and find the way back. Not to the way it was, but to the way it should have been: an engaged community that encompasses all living beings on this planet.



(re)programming: Strategies for Self-Renewal

Publisher: Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, 2022
Co-publisher: Mladinski center Velenje, 2022
Outreach partner: NERO
In the framework of: konS – Platform for Contemporary Investigative Art

konS is a project chosen on the public call for the selection of the operations “Network of Investigative Art and Culture Centres”.
The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union.

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