Q&Q - 2032 is a project by artist Anna Lundh that collects and shares questions from the public about what the future will be like in 2032, ten years from now.
The first Q in the title references Utopia: Q&A, a project organized in 1971 by New York based E.A.T. (Experiments in Art and Technology) as part of at the exhibition ‘Utopia & Visions: 1871-1981’ at Moderna Museet in Stockholm. Utopia: Q&A (or Telex: Q&A, as it was later dubbed) envisioned a “world-wide people-to-people communication link to explore aspects of life in 1981”. It involved the installment of telex machines in four cities around the globe; in Stockholm, New York, Tokyo, and Ahmedabad, and the participation of the public who were invited to send questions about 1981 – ten years into the future – to the other sites. The second Q in the title stands for the new questions that are being asked about the future 10 years from now, in 2022.
The first version of this online project, Q&Q-2022, was commissioned 10 years ago in 2012 by The New Museum, New York. In 2018 another iteration (Q&Q-2028) was comissioned by MMCA (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art), Seoul, Korea.
With special thanks to Julie Martin of E.A.T., who together with Billy Klüver and Robert Whitman worked on Telex: Q&A in 1971.