We are already in the early stages of an era that can only be described by that which it succeeds:
They may turn out dystopic, utopic or anything in between. Through art and research, argument and poetry, mέta (the abbreviation of our Centre for Postcapitalist Civilisation) works to break with a dystopic present to imagine the world anew – to grasp our present historical moment so as to help radical progressive movements find a path from the emergent dismal postcapitalism to one worth fighting, and living, for.
Rosa Luxemburg, 1916
bourgeois society stands at the crossroads,
to socialism or
every piece of
Walter Benjamin, 1940
TWO PILLARS of mέta
Culture forms one of mέta’s main priorities — since it is through art and research, argument and poetry, that mέta works to break with a dystopic present and imagine the world anew.
We live in politically eschatological times. Late modernity is expiring. We know that an era is coming to a close — or rather, that it has already come to a close. We do not know what will follow. And we desire to know how to play a part in shaping it, in turning it towards a path of human dignity.