Ana-Maria Cătănuş, Official and Unofficial Futures of the Communism System. Romanian futures studies between control and dissidence in "The Struggle for the Long-Term in Transnational Science and Politics Forging the Future", edited by Jenny Andersson, Eglė Rindzevičiūtė, Routledge – 2015 – 256 pages.
Photograph from the
Third International Conference on
Futures Research in Bucharest, 1972Source: http://www.comunismulinromania.ro
The second part of the chapter deals with ‘official’ future research in
The third part of the chapter focuses on the personal story of Mihai Botez, one of the leading Romanian futurologists. At the end of the 1970s Botez crossed over the border of official forecasting into the production of ‘unofficial’ futures of the communist system. He would use these unofficial futures as the basis of his dissidence.