The zone that enables life and makes the planet unique is thinner than previously thought. How should we shape the future positively when conventional visions mainly depict hopeless and bleak dystopias? What we collectively want, what we can imagine, is strongly shaped by the media that surrounds us in our visual-addictive century. Can we imagine futures that serve the common good as well as the regeneration of the planet? How can we create synergies to work less, but be productive together? What narratives and images can we develop to (re-)connect with nature and better appreciate it? Can technology help us to rethink and identify the kind of work that works against nature? What strategies can we develop to take joint responsibility for resource-saving use, be it petroleum or plastic?
Due to the complex socio-economic, cultural and ecological challenges, strong images and value-based visions are required to convey confidence and enable us to steer towards a positive future. The utopias that feed on the wishes and ideas of civil society must be made visible. Using co-imagination together with a multidisciplinary network, we co-create appropriate values for the challenges of climate change. We integrate citizen power for new narratives. In the 2-hour workshop partly based on worldbuilding and concept art methods, the future is visualized and designed in a co-productive way. By melding our creative minds, we’ll find relevant scenarios for a world we want to live in.
The workshop is held via Zoom. Password-protected links for participation in the workshop will be sent to all participants by e-mail at least 2 days before the workshop.
Registration required: https://arselectronica.kupfticket.at/
Limited number of participants!
Project Credits / Acknowledgements
CONCEPT AND WORKSHOP FACILITATION: Angelica Böhm, Nicole Loeser
3D ARTIST & QUILL-PAINTER: Jan Schneider