Archive of Futures: Zayaan Khan
HOW MAY WE UNDERSTAND JUSTICE?
Zayaan Khan, Food justice worker, cultural practitioner, artist, in the context of the OPEN SPACE of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen.
Zayaan uses the local urban and ecological relationship/s to understand the elements that build ecosystems. Through curiosity, research, experimentation and engagement, her work finds a resting place through food as a means of understanding the world, particularly seed, land (and sea) and our collective heritage. Influenced by tradition, both inherited and the creation of new ones, reclaiming culture and reviving tradition through progressive interpretation in order to enact a listening of the future and a steady present survivalism.
ARCHIVE OF THE FUTURES:
The Archive of the Futures is a video archive that gathers the voices of scientists, activists and artists and forms a kind of open archive for the questions and challenges that concern us in the times of the Anthropocene.
The climate crisis and its life-threatening consequences, the excessive waste of resources, the legacy of colonialism, and growing social and economic inequality pose challenges to humanity. How can we confront these? What does it mean to work for a livable future in these times? How can we think and create a fair and livable future? Is the future possible and for whom or what?
The starting point for the video statements are questions that the participants most urgently ask themselves with regard to the future. The questions are intended to provide food for thought about what should be said, questioned and done in the Anthropocene - and about what the future asks us to think.
Conception and realization of the Archive of the Futures: Fiona Schrading and Theresa Dagge.