Futures Art School Trends in 2045
Research Project about Future Visions on Art Academies

Project period 2021 - 2024
As part of the Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance

In 2045 the world as we know it will look very different. Although we cannot predict the future, we can shape it. FAST45 (Futures Art School Trends 2045) recognises the potential of the creativity and imaginative thinking nurtured and developed at art schools. This, along with the constant drive for innovation in society, has prompted key players in art school education and practice to join forces. The aim is to imagine and promote a future in which the arts and arts education play an integral role in a world radically reshaped by the 4th industrial revolution, globalisation and climate change.

Project Partners:

LUCA School of Arts
Estonian Academy of Arts
University of the Arts Finland
Cefedem Auvergne Rhône-Alpes
Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Technological University Dublin
Xenorama Collective for Audio-Visual Art
Microsoft Ireland
Conexiones Improbables
Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschule (EAC)
European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA)
School of Commons, University of the Arts Zürich

The video above is a loose collection of thoughts on sustainability that emerged as part of FAST45’s examination of current challenges and key drivers for change. To this end, the FAST45 team conducted over 50 interviews that served as the basis for exploring possible futures. Together, we used the information gathered to develop a series of narratives and video essays that address key trends and developments in the arts and education.

With a great group of people we traveled through time into the year 2045 and investigated the roles of artists, creatives, institutions, disciplines, responsibilities. We imagined, created, embraced the chaos and found surprising connections and insights. It was a pleasure to host the workshop CHAOS/MOSIS at footnotes summerschool of FAST45. Here is part of a video produced on site with sounds from within the building of ZHdK Zürcher Hochschule der Künste and thoughts from the workshop participants.

Thanks to all the initiators (especially the School of Commons), helpers and the great working group with whom we were able to navigate into the future.

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