World Building – Norman Klein

27. – 29.01. | 11 – 16 | Blackbox

An archaeology of our Feudal Condition: Where did it begin and where does it end?

Since 1973, beginning particularly in the United States, an urban industrial feudalism has steadily emerged—or rather, a feudalistic pluralism. This pluralism is filled with atavisms and potential. On the one hand, many unregulated oligarchies prey upon us at once. On the other, voids left by the declining nation state incubate new forms. Indeed, the next twenty years will tell the tale.

The workshop deals with “Our Picaresque”—new directions in comic storytelling, exploiting parasites, media, the secret archive and the modernist ruin …

The students are invited to try out picaresque world building as well as comic adaptations in the workshop.