Essays & interviews

How we have been preparing for the Not-Yet

– Oct 2020

‘Beyond the Now’ is a syndicated social practice platform, founded by partners based and working in locations across the globe, which aims to open up new creative, cultural and political affinities for a post-pandemic world.

Their platform invites voices from diverse sectors and communities to explore, share ideas and creatively reflect on the questions. What narratives, mechanisms and tools might we use to navigate the uncertainties of the present? Where and what is the social, in a post-pandemic world? How is social justice to be realised beyond the now?

The first season of 'Beyond the Now' contains nine submissions from artists, arts professionals and community activists, reflecting on the Covid-19 situation. Three submissions will be shared each month, between October and December.

My contribution addresses "How we have been preparing for the not-yet", reflecting on my practice over a number of years:

Preparing for the not-yet

Jeanneworks – 2016

The Blue House

Paul O'Neill – 2012

Playing the City

Maaike Lauwaert – 2008

In The Field of Players

Kim van de Werff – 2004


Siebe Thissen – 2002

The Miracle of Gorinchem

Jo van der Spek – 2002

Principles of Hope

Henk Slager – 2002

The Ontology of the Bagel Cart

Martin Lucas – 2001

Networks, faces, membranes

Reinaldo Laddaga – 1999


Maaike Engelen – 1999

A House for the Community

Ole Bouman – 1995