Hypernormalisation – Adam Curtis documentary

This article in Conversations introduces and links to the new BBC-commissioned documentary film by radical film-maker Adam Curtis as well as an interview with him. The term hypernormalisation was coined in 2006  to describe how ‘reality’ in the former Soviet Union was subject to denial and displacement by leaders and the population in general. Curtis applies the term to contemporary distrotions of reality in our own systems and the article writer uses the decision to construct a further runway at Heathrow Airport to illustrate the denial of the long-term implications of such ‘business-as-usual’ decisions for the planet and a sustainable future.

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