COCO CAPITÁN / HUGO COMTE / CELESTINE COONEY / TATI COTLIAR / ELLIE GRACE CUMMING / PETER DE POTTER / MICHAEL HAUPTMAN / VALENTIN HERFRAY / DOUGLAS IRVINE / BRETT LLOYD / GARETH MCCONNELL / ALASDAIR MCLELLAN / KITO MUÑOZ / OLIVIER RIZZO / SCANDEBERGS / PAUL SINCLAIRE / CHRISTOPHER SMITH / JUERGEN TELLER / WILLY VANDERPERRE / PATRICK WELDE / PAOLO ZAGOREO
ALBERTO ALEMANNO / BENJAMIN ARNO / YVES CITTON / NOSAKHARE EKHATOR / ANGELO FLACCAVENTO / RAINER GÖRSS / ROGER HALLAM / ERIC HOLTHAUS / GURU JAGAT / JELMER MOMMERS / ALESSIO DE’NAVASQUES / LUIGI ONTANI / CATERINA PECCHIOLI / JUSTIN PIERCE / KELLAN STANNER / DHANI VALLES / AGNES VILLETTE / MARIANNE WILLIAMSON / KATE ZIDAR
You and I will soon be dust and the choices we make is all that will remain of us — starting with this incipit, DUST #16 focuses on the responsibility of choices as a matter of survival. To discuss the challenges this generation is facing, we spoke with MARIANNE WILLIAMSON, a Democratic candidate for the 2020 U.S. presidential election, about Love as political language and the urge of a moral and spiritual awakening for today’s citizens. We discuss non-violent mass rebellion as the only way to stop climate breakdown and social collapse with Extinction Rebellion’s co-founder ROGER HALLAM. With the famous cultural theorist YVES CITTON we examine the term ‘mediarchy’, the new regime of experience, media and power; and also the term ‘collapsonauts’, which refers to those who are learning to navigate the current climate of imminent collapse. We talk with journalists JELMER MOMMERS and ERIC HOLTHAUS about new narratives in reporting climate change and the urgency of taking action. Organised citizen lobbyism is what we discussed with ALBERTO ALEMANNO, founder of ‘The Good Lobby’ and, furthermore, KELLAN STANNER and KATE ZIDAR tell us about the ‘LES Ecology center’ in N.Y. and community-based models in urban sustainability. Migration, fashion and the merging of different cultures is what we discuss with CATERINA PECCHIOLI. With JUSTIN PIERCE and DHANI VALLES we talk about redefining the concept of ‘masculinity’ in today’s society. For the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, we talk about youth protests of yesterday and today, together with the role of art in troubling times with RAINER GÖRSS, whose artistic career began during the GDR. One of the highlights of this issue is the feature on one of the most prominent Italian living artists, the Master LUIGI ONTANI, with whom we explored together his life, his art, and his memorable career. Last but not least, ANGELO FLACCAVENTO reinterprets and updates a text written in 1824 by the great Italian writer and thinker Giacomo Leopardi, ’The dialogue of fashion and death’. This and more on DUST #16 – You And I Will Soon Be Dust.