AS LONG AS visions end where our future begins, I will be a feminist.
Our world is in an ongoing epochal crisis: climate change, the pandemic, terror, people seeking refuge and – most recently – the desperate situation for girls and women in Afghanistan.
Our kids are growing up in a never-ending state of emergency. How can they develop a positive outlook of the future when there is no space for visions? When visions end where their future begins: right here, right now?
“The future of our children starts today. We are hard pressed to create positive scenarios, where kids and teens are taken seriously and feel heard and seen. They need space to unfold their full potential. Experience is important but overlooking the innovative power of our youth is simply arrogant. A just society is based on equality and diversity. Future politics must include young people and envision a livable, fair and sustainable world,” Katherina Cibulka firmly believes.
Cibulka and her team always consider the site and context of their public art works. The Goethegymnasium was founded as an all-girls school in 1663 and only became a co-ed high school in 1966. Today, the school promotes the development and expansion of social attitudes and values such as empathy, communication, collaboration, conflict management, inclusion and tolerance. Typical female qualities, many may still claim. These, however, are the qualities we all need if we want a better future – values that are the exact opposite of toxic masculinity.
Katharina Cibulka invites everyone to participate in AS LONG AS:
Come join us in spreading equality!
City of Freiburg (Cultural Office), Goethegymnasium Freiburg, City of Innsbruck
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