The development of ‘Scenarios for the Post-Anthropocene’ through art, conversations and education was the theme of STRP Festival 2020. Our 2021 festival edition, with the working title ‘We All Are Asteroids’, will be shaped by the post-anthropocentric thinking explored at STRP 2020. We are all asteroids- humans and non-humans are connected, we are individuals who are all part of one big collective.
In the past 10 years, the so-called ‘Me Age’ has come to a grinding end. The flip side of this dominant individuality has become visible: a loss of connection and security, of the feeling of belonging and being part of something bigger. Loneliness is one of the major social problems of our time. While digital technologies and the Internet are connecting us worldwide, the technological revolution has also contributed to the sense that personal connection is crumbling. People of all ages indicate that they miss ‘real contact’, because an increasing part of our lives unfolds in the digital world. We are all looking for a new collective, while at the same time we want to monitor what our individual needs, limits and conditions are.
STRP invites all artists to come up with scenarios for the Post Anthropocene that trigger our imagination.
Top image: Miyuki Oka - Ikitoshi, one of the winners of ACT 2020