How much of yesterday is in tomorrow? What will remain of today? How sustainably will we have lived?
Starting from the more economically or ecologically connoted concept of sustainability, the PAST FORWARD festival asks from different perspectives about the continuance and permanence of our social and individual visions.
The site of the debate is the House of the Plate Association: A recycled building made of reused East and West German Plattenbau components, the constituents of once visionary building culture. In October and November 2010, the Haus der Plattenvereinigung will become a workshop for theater groups and artists who will realize selected projects as part of a project competition organized by the Plattenvereinigung and the Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin and then stage them in the form of a theater festival: Archives are created and evaluated, spaces are explored, journeys are undertaken, plans are reviewed, stories are written down, today and tomorrow are viewed from the perspective of yesterday. Installations and performances will be created on the construction, decay and rejection of private life plans and social utopias: Experimental arrangements in the field of tension between the individual and society.