Futurability: The Age of Impotence and the Horizon of Possibility

Futurability: The Age of Impotence and the Horizon of Possibility

Franco “Bifo” Berardi

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Stuck between global war and global finance, between identity and capital, we seem to be incapable of producing the radical change that is so desperately needed. Is there still a way to disentangle ourselves from a global order that shapes our politics as well as our imagination?

Franco "Bifo" Berardi tackles this question through an analysis of the three fundamental concepts of Possibility, Potency, and Power; suggesting that the road to emancipation unravels from the awareness that the field of the possible is only limited, and not created, by the power structures that implement it. Other futures and other worlds are always already inscribed within the present, despite power’s attempt at keeping them invisible. Overcoming any temptation of giving in to despair or nostalgia, he proposes the notion of Futurability as a way to remind us that even within the darkness of our current crisis lies dormant the horizon of possibility.