FUTURIST-FUTURISTS ARE MOTIVATED BY CHANGE. THEY ARE NOT CONTENT MERELY TO DESCRIBE OR FORECAST. THEY DESIRE AN ACTIVE ROLE IN WORLD TRANSFORMATION.
Karen Palmer is the Storyteller from the Future, she has come back to enable people to survive what is to come through the power of storytelling, but she did not come back alone. This workshop is to reconnect her with fellow time travellers who came back with her.
It is designed for the participants to access their inner futurist in order to enable them to experience the future today, and in particular envisage the university from the future in order to start to plan the building of it in the present. This workshop is built upon the dynamics and methodologies of the Karen Palmer’s Hack the Future Labs, which are are Think & Action Tanks at the intersection of Art Film, Neuroscience Technology, Activism, Social Justice, Spirituality and the Parkour Philosophy of moving through fear. Creating interdisciplinary conversations and discussions to enable deep insight on themes which are impacting this rapidly changing new society in which we now and ourselves.
The provocation of the lab was what if storytelling could function as a vision for strategies of liberation, which empower people to not just imagine alternative futures but actually begin to intentionally build and create the tools, networks and open source tech? Would participants and communities start to wake up to the fact that we have the potential to be powerful cocreators?
„The absolute indispensability of the Artist is that they alone, in the encounter with the present can give the pattern recognition. They alone have the century awareness necessary to let us know what our world is made of…They are more important than the scientist. “ -Marshall McLuhan.
The Futurist workshop, envisaging the university of the Future will utilise a series of methods, techniques and exercises at the intersection of art, storytelling & neuroscience to explore common themes, such as
– World building for World building.
– Harnessing the power of future narratives & storytelling as a catalyst for change in the present.
There will also be an opportunity to explore of art of creating a keynote and public speaking by Karen Palmer who is an acclaimed TED, TED Speaker and international keynote speaker.
August 31, 2023, 14:00 – 17:00
September 1, 2023, 14:00-17:00
hosted by Karen Palmer