New Unions by Jonas Staal

New Unions is an artistic and political campaign that departs from the current political, economic, humanitarian, and environmental crisis of Europe with the aim of assembling representatives of transdemocratic movements and organizations to propose scenarios for new future unions.

New Unions considers the crisis of Europe simultaneously as a crisis of the imagination, and as such rejects both ultranationalist parties that demand separation from the European Union and seek to return to a mythical notion of the nation-state, as well as the political-economical functionary elite that has used the EU for its austerity politics. Instead, New Unions argues for the need for third, fourth, fifth options in the form of alternative scenarios for transnational unionization.

The ongoing collaboration with the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25), initiated by economist Yanis Varoufakis, is aimed at conceiving new assemblist designs for the movement’s pan-European politics. More info on the project at jonasstaal.nl/projects/new-unions-diem25-amsterdam/

Studio Jonas Staal


Credits: Nieuwe Beelden Makers


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