/ HAS MAGAZINE
02
Between Anxiety and Hope
Two Fundamental Aspects of the Human Condition
JANUARY 2021

Anxiety and hope are part of the human condition. It is just as unlikely that an individual has never experienced either of the two as it is difficult to imagine someone constantly feeling only one. It is exactly their duality that accompanies us—sometimes one of the pair prevails while the other draws back, while at other times the second of the pair overwhelms us.

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Anxiety and hope are part of the human condition. It is just as unlikely that an individual has never experienced either of the two as it is difficult to imagine someone constantly feeling only one. It is exactly their duality that accompanies us—sometimes one of the pair prevails while the other draws back, while at other times the second of the pair overwhelms us.

Although they are always part of our existence, it is easy to think that in recent times we not are only experiencing them a great deal more than usual—fortunately, not only anxiety but hope, too—but that the very investigation of them is brought to the forefront.

In other words, not only are we thrown back and forth between these opposing feelings, oscillating between them, but we have an increased interest in understanding their impact on our everyday lives. Their duality, and the examination of their duality, is constantly being brought up, both in professional discourse and in regular talk, as well as in news and social media.

We are excited to publish the second issue of HAS Magazine because, through this publication, we can on the one hand contribute to the polyvalent analyses of the two concepts, and on the other hand we can open further perspectives of the investigation by exposing theories, aspects, viewpoints, and artistic contributions that—through the cross-disciplinary nature of HAS Magazine—might otherwise not reach a wider audience.

This thematic variety, we hope our readers agree, is among the most exciting features of the magazine—as well as our selections of theme—but the latter may require some further clarification. When we started to plan the present issue, and decided that the duality of anxiety and hope should be the topic of investigation, we did not imagine that, only a few weeks later, what elemental and crucial experiences anxiety and hope would be for all of us, on a global level, and that they would still continue, months later. Many people have found themselves in unusual and difficult situations, some falling into anxiety, others grasping at any signs of hope and all the possible attitudes and approaches that lie between the two, including increased creative activity, introspection, re-thinking previous hierarchies or values, escaping into novel experiences and lifestyles, and so on.

Nevertheless, even if the challenging times of the pandemic have affected practically all of humanity, we did not want to make this a COVID issue. Rather, keeping the editorial principles manifested in our first issue, we wanted to maintain the wider investigation of the dual concepts we chose as our theme. This explains why the reader can again find a broad variety of discussed themes, scrutinized ideas, and artistic practices presented in the following pages. Some examine the recent months’ happenings in detail, some reflect only briefly on certain aspects, while others investigate the topic from a much broader perspective.

We hope that the readers will enjoy being informed about the latest research, discovering novel aspects of questions they have already been thinking of, learning more about artists they were already aware of, or encountering other creators for the first time. We truly believe in the multi­disciplinarity of HAS Magazine. Instead of continuing the division between the numerous branches of the arts, humanities, and sciences, we believe that their parallel investigation can be extremely beneficial for both research and practice in general, and for the highlighting of this research and its social benefits in particular. In today’s world, where the importance of the arts, the usefulness of the humanities, and the credibility of the sciences are constantly questioned, even discredited, these dangerous tendencies create anxiety for great numbers of people working in these fields. Our aim for this publication is to contribute to an increase in hope in these essential areas of human culture.

Zoltán Somhegyi, Editor-in-Chief

Art historian with a PhD in aesthetics, Zoltán Somhegyi is Associate Professor of art history at the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary.

Summary
1
Utopia and Dystopia as Critical Representations of Reality
Patrice Mugnier
2
Hesitation Between Anxiety and Hope in Schizophrenia
Solenne Lestienne
3
In isolation with Jonas Mekas – A dangerous roommate Day #12
Smaragda Nitsopoulou
4
Music and Emancipation
Lamozé (Julien Chirol)
5
Action Potential
Isis Valliergues Barnum
6
Across the Mirror
Luiz Oosterbeek
7
Ariadna
Antoni Hidalgo
8
Science Calms our Anxiety and Shapes our Hope
Federica Migliardo
9
/entre/: the Performance of Uncertainty
Florence Pierre, Anna Chirescu, Gordon Spooner
10
Offsetting Predictions and Summoning the Unexpected
Adeline Voisin
11
Hope and Anxiety in the Work of José Saramago
Bina Nir
12
The Bauhaus, or the Road to the 21st Century
Dietmar Eberle
13
Navigating Anxiety and Hope in the Use of Public Space
Stephanie Geertman & Monique Gross
14
Diary from Quarantine
Una Laurencic
15
Anxiety and Hope According to Lu Xun and Søren Kierkegaard
Harold Sjursen
16
Aspire to Procreate
Hsiung Ping-chen
17
Using Technology and Culture to Create New Hope in An Era of Anxiety
Edward Cheng
18
The Masked World
Hélène Guétary
19
The Utility of Hope and Anxiety
Farhan Lakhany
20
The Hope That Artistic and Cultural Education Brings in Post-Conflict Areas
Isaac Laguna Munoz
21
Creativity as a Key Concept
Margalit Berriet
22
Art and Society
Xiang Xiong Lin
R
Interview with Divya Dwivedi
UNESCO-MOST
R
Youth Eyes on the Silk Roads
UNESCO-MOST
R
The International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences
CIPSH
R
Mémoire de l’Avenir
Mémoire de l'Avenir
R
Global Chinese Arts & Culture Society
Global Chinese Arts & Culture Society
R
Call for Contributions: Truth and Belief
HAS Magazine
Editorial team

DIRECTOR Luiz Oosterbeek (CIPSH)
DIRECTOR Margalit Berriet (Mémoire de l’Avenir)
HONORARY PRESIDENT Xiang Xiong Lin (GCACS)
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Zoltán Somhegyi
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Marie-Cécile Berdaguer
GENERAL COORDINATOR Katarina Jansdottir
ASIA COORDINATOR Kuei Yu Ho
UNESCO-MOST COORDINATOR Camille Guinet
GCACS COORDINATOR Fion Li Xiaohong
PROJECT ASSISTANT Tamiris de Oliveira Moraes
GRAPHIC DESIGN Costanza Matteucci & Élodie Vichos
ENGLISH EDITOR Dan Meinwald
FRENCH EDITOR Frédéric Lenne & Marcel Rodriguez
FRENCH AND ENGLISH TRANSLATION Ashley Molco Castello & Robin Jaslet
CHINESE TRANSLATION Kuei Yu Ho
ADMINISTRATION AND PRODUCTION Victor Gresard
DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT Active Creative Design
WEBMASTER Labib Abderemane
OPERATIONS Mémoire de l’Avenir

COVER Mike Steinhauer

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
The HAS team warmly thanks John Crowley, Chief of section UNESCO-MOST, for his collaboration and precious support of the project.
Aurore Nerrinck for her participation in the selection of contributions and Margherita Poli for her participation in the corrections.
Diane Dézulier for the translation of “Vertigo” and Emmah Joyce for the translation of “Music and Emancipation.”

Advisory Panel

Aurélien Barrau Astrophysician, Professor at the University of Grenoble-Alpes and filmmaker.
Madeline Caviness Professor in Art History at Tufts University, member of CIPSH.
Divya Dwivedi Philosopher and writer, Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Wang Gungwu Historian, Professor Emeritus at the Australian National University and Professor at the National University of Singapore.
Hsiung Ping-chen Director of the Taiwanese Centre for Research at the Chinese University of Hong-Kong.
Alain Husson-Dumoutier UNESCO artist for peace, painter, sculptor and writer.
Charles-Etienne Lagasse President of the Jacques Georgin Study Centre.
Liu Mengxi Founding chief editor of the magazines Chinese Culture and World Sinology, director of the Institute of Chinese Culture.
Andrés Roemer UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for social transformation and the free circulation of knowledge.
Liu Thai Ker Architect and urbanist, President of the Centre for Liveable Cities.

In memory of Jacques Glowinski, Professor and Honorary Administrator of the Collège de France.

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