This issue of Cursor_ gathers contributions that in various ways revolve around the question: What if hopeful perspectives on the future become unimaginable?
The past years have been characterized by a contradictory sentiment: On the one hand, there is a growing awareness among many people that climate change, a global racism and the increasing frequency of economic crises make comprehensive change necessary. On the other hand, there is the lament about a lack of hopeful perspectives in which these processes of change can be described. This "lack of imagination" is reflected in a sentiment of hopelessness, in which the necessary transformations either become unimaginable or can only be imagined as breakdowns. At the same time, an increase in voices can be observed that demand not to oppose this hopelessness, but to radically affirm it (at least for the time being).