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. Against this background, the contribution discusses two practical fields in which art and society interact. These consist of an overlap- ping of art production and social movement on the one hand, and the edu- cational mandate of art on the other. The cultural theorist Néstor García Can- clini initially emphasizes the “aesthetic potential” of social movements. How- ever, in a subsequent theoretical development, he ceases to recognize art- works as mere products of the artistic field (Bourdieu), but instead sees them as, “epistemological spaces, in which art and

dieser Arbeit der ausufernde und teleologisch begründete Utopiebegriff 35 Vosskamp, Wilhelm: Einleitung, in: Utopieforschung, Bd. 1, S. 3. 36 Mähl, Hans Joachim: Der poetische Staat, S. 274. 37 Braungart, Wolfgang: Die Kunst der Utopie, S. 9. 38 Besonders: Voßkamp, Wilhelm: Selbstkritik und Selbstreflexion, S. 233-243. 39 Voßkamp, Wilhelm (Hrsg.): Utopieforschung. 40 Poldervaart, Saskia: Utopian Aspekts of Social Movements. 14 | NEUE ORTE DER UTOPIE Ernst Blochs nicht geteilt, doch seine

between modernism and postmodernism, Amsterdam 2001 Poldervaart, Saskia: The concepts of utopianism, modernism and postmod- ernism, community and sustainability, in: dies. u. a. (Hrsg.): Contempo- rary Utopian Struggles. Communities between modernism and post- modernism, Amsterdam 2001, S. 11–30 Poldervaart, Saskia: Utopian Aspects of Social Movements in Postmodern Times: Some Examples of DIY Politics in the Netherlands, in: Lyman Tower Sargent (Hrsg.): Utopian Studies, Journal of The Society for Utopian Studies, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2001, S. 143–163 Puzicha, Michaela

.219). He also links them to the social movements of the 1960’s against traditional values of “patriarchy, the domination and control of nature, unlimited economic growth and material consumption” (ibid.; see 39 Relatively similar political positioning can be found among some other systems thinkers (e.g. Laszlo) and thinkers of complexity (e.g. Morin). 132 | ART AND SUSTAINABILITY also Castells 1997). Looking at the case of the anti-MAI campaign40, he ob- serves: “Whereas the treaty was discussed in

-complex, any claim to predict, control or manipulate large-scale social movements into a specific direction (however high the leverage point one works on), should be considered as preposterous. Conventions, complexity and communities of practice The analysis of conventions brings now back to the foreground, the specific complexity of human social reality, with its duality of formal and informal structures, which was already evoked after Capra in chapter 2, section 3 as a duality of design and evolution.14 By looking at the complex evolutionary dimension of