An interviewbundle, featuring Arnon Grunberg, Fidan Ekiz, Rutger Bregman, Lucy Woesthoff and Jan Drost and others.
Roanne van Voorst is an anthropologist of the future. She previously wrote about the future of our eating behavior in Once we ate Animals and about the future of how we love, in Six of in a bed. With the daily reports on climate, poverty and conflict, the future does not always look very rosy. Is it wise to start having children, Van Voorst – mother of a daughter- wondered?
How does one’s vision of the future change with a child? What concerns do modern parents have? And what can we do?
In this book, Roanne van Voorst interviews well-known Dutch thinkers, essayists and philosophers about the future of their children. Concerns about climate change, polarization, racism, exclusion and the exhausting pursuit of optimalization are never far away. But there is always hope, hope for the future and the children who will shape it, because in the end it turns out: new life requires hope.
A must-read for all parents-to-be.
A nuanced and diverse picture of the future, including Arnon Grunberg, Fidan Ekiz, Rutger Bregman, Lucy Woesthoff and Jan Drost.