2052. A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years is a description of the tendency of global development by Jørgen Randers, which links up to the first globally-renowned report to the Club of Rome, The Limits to Growth, from 1972. It differs from its preceding report in particular through three features. Firstly, it does not describe a potential disaster scenario, but rather shows tendencies. Secondly, it must be read considering the experience since 1972, namely that the entire human population has reacted to the report, but with a delay of 20 to 40 years. Thirdly, it not only offers future scenarios, but rather makes concrete suggestions as to how the individual should react to the emerging developments.
The film 2052 by Stephan Telaar is an audiovisual engagement with this report, which convincingly uses the format of a metaphorical title sequence for its expression.
This is the first Bachelor degree in the major Visual Music and has already set a benchmark beyond the IMM. Stephan Telaar was supervised by Jan Höhe, assistant professor for Creative Editing, and Prof. Dr. Heike Sperling.