Industrial Culture for Future

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End: November 5, 2021
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The cooperative project FUTUR21 – kunst industrie kultur, which is set to take place between November 2021 und March 2022, is the first of its kind to bring together current research in the field of Industrial Culture Studies and the Digital Arts at the 16 industrial museums of the Landschaftsverband Rheinland (LVR) and the Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe (LWL).

As the official opening of the collaborative art project FUTUR21, the conference on November 4th to November 5th 2021 includes various installations of well-known artists, both in Dortmund and Oberhausen.


The academic and artistic engagements with the future of industrial culture are oriented around four thematic clusters:

1. Key Questions on the Way to a Sustainable Society;

2. Industrial Museums as Forums for the Most Urgent Issues of Our Time;

3. Powerful Narratives – Narratives of Power;

4. Future Visions of Representation and Mediation in Museums.

We would like to invite you to participate in our joint effort to conceptualize industrial culture anew!


Due to the pandemic, the event is planned as a hybrid conference.