Notes on Ex-Futures for the Royal Institute of Art

The book is part of our series Notes on / Anteckningar om.

Ex-Futures is a project led by professors Johanna Gustafsson Fürst and Asier Mendizabal at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm in 2022–2023. The term was borrowed from the Spanish writer Miguel Unamuno who, a hundred years ago, used it to describe the discarded decisions at every juncture in our lives or in history. The concept was applied to a series of conversations, experiments, readings, and excursions as part of a Fine Arts course.

Notes on Ex-Futures contains a description of the process by Johanna Gustafsson Fürst, the text by Asier Mendizabal that formed the starting point of the project, and a text by philosopher Michael Marder who, as part of this process, held a lecture at the Royal Institute of Art. But first and foremost, it is a compilation of reactions and reflections from a group of art students.

Contributors in alphabetical order: Annie Åkerman, Tilde Björk, Sarali Borg, Leona Cauklija, Zeynep Çolpan, Stella Dieden Richter, Philip Dufva, Viktoria Ekdahl, Axel Gagge, Johanna Gustafsson Fürst, Sanna Håkans, Anna Heymowska, Manju Jatta, Vladyslav Kamensky, Nicole Khadivi, Johanna Kindahl, Olga Krüssenberg, Andrea Larsson, Linnea Lindberg, Sebastian Lindén, Johan Lundborg, Lina Lundquist, Michael Marder, Mari Mattsson, Asier Mendizabal, Kayo Mpoyi, Kristina Nenzén, Christopher Robin Nordström, David Permén, Ebba Rost, Sonia Sagan, Ossian Söderqvist, Erik Thörnqvist, Aex Valijani, Andreas Widoff, Hedvig Wijkström, Sofia Zwahlen

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Text: Johanna Gustafsson-Fürst, Asier Mendizabal (Eds.), Michael Marder, and the students from the study group Ex-Futures at KKH, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm

The series Notes on / Anteckningar om is created by Sandra Praun & Oscar Guermouche.

Printing and binding: Rotolito S.p.A. / Nava Press S.r.l., Milan


ISBN 978-91-987844-0-4