Performing Encounters & Christina Kral @ Hamburger Bahnhof
September 26, 2015
Everyone must win—Buckminster Fuller’s World Game
A lecture performance by Yvonne Reiners and Christina Kral
at Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
“Make the world work, for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.“—R. Buckminster Fuller
Practical utopian thinker, maker, and architect Buckminster Fuller created in his extensive oeuvre a game (the “World Game“) that set out to deal with all the problems of the planet earth and with it proposed an alternate system of education. The platform he created provided tools of access and action and allowed everyone to take part in the collaborative effort to change the future.
Departing from Fuller’s World Game, curator Yvonne Reiners (DE) in dialogue with artist Christina Kral/YKON (DE/FI) investigated past, presence and future trends in experimental education and artistic practice. As part of the symposium of the Black Mountain research initiative the presenters – both deeply immersed in the research and development of alternative forms of knowledge production – unpacked a number of historical and contemporary examples to highlight emerging literacies. Like a discursive commentary the presenters juxtaposed approaches that resonate with Fuller’s vision and acknowledge his relevancy today.