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The Whole Earth
Panel with Mercedes Bunz, Katja Diefenbach and Tom Holert
Structural Adaptations: On the Loss of Utopias
What happened to the liberation of consciousness in the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s in California? the The movement developed a complex apparatus of new pedagogical approaches. Tom Holert (3:20-30:00) and Katja Dieffenbach (30:18-53:00) speak on emancipation and failure and the discourses behind them that place politics, technology, utopias in a changing light, as Mercedes Bunz adds (53:05-73.20). With a discussion led by Anselm Franke and Diederich Diederichsen.
Mercedes Bunz is a journalist and cultural theorist and director of the Hybrid Publishing Lab at Leuphana Universität Lüneburg. Katja Dieffenbach is a member of the Belrin publishing collective b_books and teaches at Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg. Tom Holert is a freelance journalist and art historian.