“Disaster Playground” and Nelly Ben Hayoun are a part of the book “Planet B: 100 Ideas for a New World”. This publication, edited by Alain Bieber and published by Lukas Feireiss, Matthias Hübner, is an eclectic mix of very different ideas. It brings together the worldʼs most visionary artists, designers, architects, writers and future scientists to share their equally realistic and utopian, serious and playful, political and poetic perspectives for a ‘new world’.

The exhibition project Planet B presents alternative designs for the future and an exhibition as a living organism. It engages with the radical changes to our planet – and looks for a ‘Plan B’ – for the future we are all dreaming of.

Some 500 years after the publication of Utopia, a novel by Thomas More, artists, designers, architects, researchers and entrepreneurs present their utopias for the 22nd century.

Food hacking, the smart city, alternative economies and sustainable consumption – with their projects, the artists highlight alternatives and drawing our attention to social, ecological, political and economic injustices.

Apart from Nelly, authors include Rachel Armstrong, Ernst Bloch, Stewart Brand, Brad Downey, Kevin Kelly , Ray Kurzweil and others

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Lukas Feireiss runs an an interdisciplinary creative practice focused on the discussion and mediation of architecture, art and contemporary culture in the urban realm. In its artistic, curatorial, editorial and consultive work Studio Lukas Feireiss aims at the critical cut-up and playful re-evaluation of theoretic and creative production modes and their diverse socio-cultural and medial conditions. Studio Lukas Feireiss provides overall conceptual development, design and implementation for diverse formats of knowledge dissemination and visual communication – such as exhibitions, publications, symposiums and other events – that cultivate contemporary cultural reflexivity. It thereby aims to find individualized narrative solutions for the translation of specific cultural inquiries into a wider societal discourse. 

You can learn more about Studio Lukas Feireiss on their website