Dear friends,


Aksioma is proud to present a new publication: 



Strategies for Self-Renewal 





Marta Peirano in conversation with Kim Stanley Robinson, Benjamin Bratton, 
Holly Jean Buck, Anab Jain, Kate Crawford, Joana Moll, Astra Taylor and Eyal 

Editors: Marko Bauer, Janez Fakin Janša




What will it take for humanity to change its course and build a responsible 
future for the generations to come? And what can really be accomplished when we 
finally do this?


Inspired by  <> (re)programming festival of 
conversations, this reader presents the eight episodes in a ready-to-read 
format. It seeks to answer the above questions with contributions from 
world-class thinkers as well as specialists from the local and online 








As a growing population is sharing an ever-shrinking planet, we have found 
ourselves at an existential crossroads: do we bring the mistakes of the 
enlightenment and industrialization to their logical conclusion or should we 
develop a capacity to reprogram ourselves as a species, in order to survive? 
Some of the solutions might be technical but most of the obstacles are not.


Through surveillance, manipulation and escapism, multinationals and foreign 
governments are using the powerful tools that could help us manage the climate 
emergency to manage us instead. The apocalyptic narratives of destruction, 
natural selection and space colonisation distract us from the urgent need to 
manage our resources and mitigate a disaster.


The discussions documented in this reader focus on solutions, finding tools, 
words or visions across the different disciplines, from energy and 
infrastructure to community building and AI. They analyse the strategies used 
by successful communities and proposed by social and scientific institutions to 
help us reset and find the way back. Not to the way it was, but to the way it 
should have been: an engaged community that encompasses all living beings on 
this planet.






(re)programming: Strategies for Self-Renewal 


Publisher: Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, 2022

Co-publisher: Mladinski center Velenje, 2022

Outreach partner: NERO

In the framework of: konS – Platform for Contemporary Investigative Art


konS is a project chosen on the public call for the selection of the operations 
“Network of Investigative Art and Culture Centres”.

The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and by the European 
Regional Development Fund of the European Union.




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