Director Bernd Scherer on the program May/June:
Nostalgia for times when the world seemed to be in order is a characteristic of crises. The fear of change and of the implications of technological developments leads people to seek refuge in the supposedly primitive. However, dealing with the past can also free resources to think of other, possible futures. Escapes and visions from a time of deep crisis in the first half of the twentieth century are shown in the exhibition Neolithic Childhood: Art in a False Present, c. 1930. With the excess imagination necessary to see circumstances not only as they are, but, most importantly, how they could be, Schools of Tomorrow is undertaking a trial run of schools that grasp education as skill-building rather than a mere transfer of knowledge.