Date: 27th of October
Venue: Islington Impact Hub, London
Time: 11 am to 5.30 pm
In the second workshop of this series we will continue to explore visions of Utopia as a source of inspiration, hope and strength in the struggles and journeys to create it.
In this workshop we will worldbuild collectively – what will Utopia look like? What will future communities look like, feel like and what structures will exist? We’ll also think about how these communities were created and the challenges they will have faced in getting there and maintaining themselves. We’ll be using games, theater, personal reflection, creative writing and participatory discussion to dive into these themes and ideas.
We will draw upon feminist and other radical Sci Fi literature such as Marge Piercy’s Woman on the Edge of Time, Octavia E. Butler’s Parable series and Ursula Le Guin’s The Dispossessed among others. But, we’ll also be drawing heavily on our own creativity too!
We hope that by imagining ‘utopia’ we can think about how to bring these future communities and practices into the here and now and not wait till ‘the day after the revolution’ but see utopia as an ongoing, unfolding, emergent process.
Tickets are available on eventbrite by donation. We have a sliding scale for donations with the following recommendations:
£10 low waged
£20 middle waged
£30 high waged
However, we won’t turn anyone away for lack of funds, so please don’t see cost as a barrier. And if you’re super rich you can always pay even more to balance things out 😉
This workshop is being held on a ground floor venue with automatic doors, and wheelchair accessible toilets.
The toilets will all be gender neutral individual cubicles.
Please let us know if you have any access requirements that we should take into consideration. You can email us at: [email protected]
We will provide some light snacks and refreshments before the workshop and we will have an hour break for lunch – there are shops near the venue. Please feel free to bring food to the venue.