Enkeltauglich. Realistische Utopien im Zeichen des Klimawandels


  • Thomas Klein


Facing climate crisis and other environmental problems that might shape our future, narrative practices are being developed to build positive images and narratives of possible futures. These practices come from a variety of cultural and political areas and fields, as well as from actors in the sphere of communication on climate and related issues of sustainable development. This article focuses on those approaches which aim to create “realistic utopias.” Realistic utopia means that the utopian future is based on knowledge currently available, and formulated in a way that presents its realization as possible. The genres and forms used to communicate these utopian narratives range from literature, journalistic forms, theatre, film to radio. This article examines some prominent and most recent forms of utopian narration.