On the 26th and 27th of June an international conference in Leiden brought together critical insights into “The Future” as a humanist ideal. The desire for a better, more peaceful and more plentiful life for all humans may not be as innocent as it seems.
Or should I say - Happy New Year!? New Year’s greetings for those celebrating it and some musings about the genre of New Year’s resolutions: what do they tell us about the future and the present?
'Utopia, Visions of a New World' is the current exhibition in De Lankenhal Museum. An Utopia is often defined as an ideal that comes to break with the past to move towards the future. What’s new then about this particular Utopia in exhibit?