KAJET Journal No. 5 (on Easternfuturism) is available now on loremnotipsum.com. Over the last three decades of increased precarity and insecurity, the act of remodelling the future has disappeared in the turbulent transformations that took over Eastern Europe. The very notion of imagining a better future was relegated into a worn-out ideal, widely regarded as a by-product of privilege, or removed entirely from the collective imagination.
Who has time to think about the future in the age of semiocapitalism, when ideology has pervasively leaked into all forms of existence? Juxtaposed between utopia and absurdity, even the possibility of fantasising about what is to come has been discarded and nullified.
The main intention of the fifth issue of Kajet Journal is to tentatively sketch a re-conceptualisation of Eastern Europe’s future: to formulate a novel prototype of Easternfuturism, one that is by no means exhaustive but should be read as an invitation for new cultural, artistic, and activist entities to develop their own understandings of the concept.
KAJET Journal is developed, designed and printed in Bucharest, Romania. It is a journal of Eastern European encounters that seeks to be more than just a mere signal from the periphery—essentially, to move beyond a purely anecdotal understanding of Eastern Europe. Inside Eastern Europe — an urgent and topical subject matter that needs to be actively represented through the medium of independent publishing. In our attempts to approach scholarly interests with an informal overtone, we provide a platform for academics to co-exist with artists; in this way, KAJET Journal becomes an alternative space where Eastern European encounters are brought to the fore for the steady reader and for the culturally inquisitive Flâneur and Flâneuse.
Uroš Pajović, Pavlo Borshchenko, Anna Tokareva, Boglárka Börcsök, Katalin Erdődi, Arseny Zhilyaev, Andreas Bolm, Cosmin Nicolae, Márk Fridvalszki, Maria Plichta, Michael Dietrich, Paulina Korobkiewicz, Natalia Domagala, Alicja Melzacka, Ingel Vaikla, Luminița Toma, Sayam Ghosh, Andrei Becheru, Holly Bushman, Martina Vacheva, Simona Žemaitytė, Distributed Cognition Cooperative (Anna Engelhardt & Sasha Shestakova), Marina Oprea, Maximilian Lehner, Makar Tereshin, Ștefan Ambrosie Ionescu, Elena Stanciu, Sabin Staicu, Julien Britnic, Andrei Nicolescu, Jack McClelland, Petre Mogoș, Laura Naum, Sonia Voss, Cristina Stoenescu, Natasha Klimenko, Daryl Mersom, Zsolt Miklósvölgyi, s.a.b.a
Details: KAJET Journal No. 5 (on Easternfuturism)
298 pages, 23 x 16,5 cm