Sixteen culture-makers who are Zeitzeugen (contemporary witnesses) of the COVID-19 pandemic sketch how things can be different in the future. Their visions for the future came about as a reaction to the disruption of their plans for 2020, and have one thing in common: the ambition to change and to widen the limits of our imagination. The visions and recipes of these Netherlands-based and Germany-based working writers, academics, philosophers, singers, visual artists, theatre-makers and designers sketch out a heterogeneous image. They develop through themes such as real utopias, sustainability, the new domesticity, and the role of cultural institutions in our society. This collection is flavoured with the food recipes that every maker has contributed. The menu ranges from eating earth to Corona-ice creams, from French toast to mushrooms at the end of the world, and tastes of more besides.
Contributions from Cees Nooteboom, Chloé Rutzerveld, Eva Meijer, David Duindam, Claudia Martinez Garay & Arturo Kaneya, Jonas Staal, Impakt Festival (Lancel/Maat, oneseconds & Ali Eslami) Tim van der Loo, Company New Heroes, MVRDV, Miloš Trakilović, Kinke Kooi & Lisa Klosterkötter, Ariëlla Kornmehl, Sabine Kühlich & guests, Annemie Vanackere & Walter Bart & Jeroen Versteele, Rolando Vázquez Melken & Lies Mensink, Sanne Blauw.