Kybernein Institute at Index Foundation
Location: Public gathering at Index Foundation in Stockholm, 21 August 2020
Kybernein Institute presents the exhibition The Campaign during one evening at Index Foundation. The Campaign is a new investigation of how a network of think tanks led a hidden revolution in Sweden during the 70s and 80s which transformed the foundation of a unique social model.
THINK TANK AESTHETICS
This ongoing research project investigates the Think-tank as a model for production of contemporary knowledge and culture. The notion of ”Think-tank Aesthetics” was firstly developed by art historian
Pamela M. Lee. Within Kybernein’s research strand, it comes to signify that the outcome of a think tank is culture; it attempts to fill the gap between theory and practice, and has a strong parallel with art – not seen as a commodity (even if sold on a market) but rather, as culture.
The ‘think tank’ is a unique system for narrative production in our society. It is a strategic network based multidisciplinary platform and a communication strategy with the aim to change society. It can freely formulate and distribute content based on ideology, since it is not regulated by principles or codes of conduct, such as scientific objectivity or journalistic ethical framework. The think tank model can be applied to any field, and it produces a ‘new’ or alternative narrative about any aspect of our contemporary life.
The video is made by On Think Tank, Enrique Mendizabal.