I am delighted to have my speculative piece Future Fashion Week as part of the inaugural ‘Wild Papers—Unpredictable as the Future’, a new online publishing series, edited by Ingo Niermann and commissioned by the Institute Art Gender Nature HGK Basel FHNW.

Wild Papers constitutes a collection of concise scenarios that affect the future of art, technology, gender, and nature.

Why “wild”? The modern Western world has banned, projected, idolized and appropriated the wild as the other. It has confused the wild with the provocative and the rude. Speculative bubbles, filter bubbles, OCD, addictions…when the Western world “runs wild,” it’s not because natural impulses grow rampant but because domestication enforces compulsive repetition. The Wild Papers series doesn’t aim to predict the future—it draws on the future’s inherent unpredictability to escape more of the same.

Wild Papers are published on a monthly basis. The first three pdfs can now be downloaded in English at wildpapers.ch. Korean translations will follow suit.

No. 1 Karin Pittman – Conversations with Slime

No. 2 Onome Ekeh – Future Fashion Week

No. 3 Amanda E. Metzger – Identity Sandboxing

Upcoming contributions by Junama Emil Abboud, Staci Bu Shea, Ann Cotten, Clemens Driessen, Sonia Fernández Pan, Eva Hayward, Wonyoung Kim, Kettly Mars, Chus Martínez, Ingo Niermann, David Pearce, Claire Pentecost, Filipa Ramos, Stas Sharifullin, Alexander Tarakhovsky, Ronnie Vuine, and Ran Zhang.

Visual: Eva Fàbregas, Polifilia, 2023