What is This All About?

The Welcome to Postnormal Times is an Exhibition about change. It’s not just that change is accelerating but the very nature of change itself is changing. This is not happening in isolation. It is a global phenomenon as readily visible in London as it is in Kuala Lumpur. The exhibition explores our changing times with real world, examples, and explains the theoretical elements of postnormal times theory.

The Exhibition, a collaboration between the International Institute of Islamic Thought, East and Southeast Asia (IIIT) and the Centre for Postnormal Policy and Futures Studies (CPPFS), takes the audience on a visual, experiential and pedagogical journey. It provokes questions about recent issues and developments and offers a better way to navigate all our futures. 

To move beyond postnormal times, we need to think deeply about how we live and act, the choices we make, and the way we imagine our futures.

Postnormal Times Theory and the insights from the field of futures studies explored in this exhibition aided greatly in the development of Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s MADANI policy framework. This is the first exhibition of its kind in Malaysia and is free and open to the public. 


The KL Jazz & Art Centre (KLJAC)
Wisma YPR
No 1 Lorong Kapar
Taman Seputeh
Kuala Lumpur, 58000

(Just Off Jalan Syed Putra)

Open daily 10am – 7pm

Map of exhibition location


I think therefore I am
I progress therefore I am
I shop therefore I am
I share therefore I am
I am tradition and culture
I am science and technology
I am what I buy
I am online
Simple, Closed
Complicated, Closed
Complex, Open
Open, Interconnected, Chaotic
Conquest, Supremacy, Progress
Progress, Efficiency, Modernization
Relativism, Plurality, Individuality
Complexity, Chaos, Contradictions
Spanish Flu (1918-1920)
Zika Virus, MERS, SARS
Serial Monogamy
Serial, Multiple Monogamy
Hetero, Homo, Trans, Serial, Plural
Feral, To be Tamed, and Exploited
Under Control, but Limits to Growth
Social Construction of Nature
Mass extinction, Climate Change
Pursuit of Reasoned Inquiry
Scientific Progress and Development
Socially Constructed and Relative
Complex, Uncertainties, Ignorances
Science makes work easier
Ideologically driven for "progress"
Biotechnology & Genome Sequencing
AI, Human-Machine Synthesis
Male, Female
Male, Female, (Closet Gays)
Male, Female, LGBTQ+