Writing what you want to see happen

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Writing workshop : Writing what you want to see happen#literature #poetry #science fiction #collective imagination
This writing workshop is a space for sharing and experimentation where we allow ourselves to dream together and trace the paths of desirable futures.Through a transdisciplinary approach that is as political as it is poetic, this workshop is driven by the desire to gather our forces to write together the world we want to see happen. Writing is seen as a way of setting things in movement. 
Participants will be invited to form a research team whose mission is to awaken the power of our sleeping imaginations.
Our dreams have been colonised by apocalyptic visions and largely sustained by the buzz of the media. 
Technocratic language, economic injunctions and the spectre of war have invaded our lives and our conversations. To no longer suffer but to write, to imagine a new paradigm of society, to open the doors to new horizons are more than ever essential activities. As the writer Felwine Sarr so aptly puts it, "The future happens because we think about it in the present. We project it into an imaginary world, into our thoughts and we act to make it happen. 
You have to have a vision. You have to have a vision of where you want to go. You have to have a vision of what kind of society you want to put in place to make it happen. »The idea of this writing workshop comes from the wish to create an alternative answer to the work of the Red Team. The Red Team Defense is composed of a dozen science fiction writers and scriptwriters working closely with scientific and military experts to imagine futuristic scenarios of war threats. It is a special unit created by the French Ministry of Defense. The idea would be for us to start from the following observation: if we do not take charge of imagining the scenarios we wish to see happen, the military forces will do it for us, the people. This is why we must join forces to trace the paths of desirable futures.
More details about the Red Team :
https://www.defense.gouv.fr/.../la-red-team-defense...No prior knowledge or practice of writing is expected, only curiosity and open-mindedness are welcome. People who wish to contribute to the workshop by drawing are also welcome. The exchanges will be considered from the perspective of the Arab world and will be driven by anti-racist, feminist, decolonial, ecological and intersectional thinking. This workshop is available in English (but everyone can write in their language of preference).
This writing workshop is part of a series of experiments of the research project "General burn out, radical change" led by Luce Goutelle and supported by the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles within the framework of the programme "Un futur pour la culture".Co-organisers: Feras Abo Dabboseh (political scientist and founder of the Lagrange Points bookshop) and Luce Goutelle (artist and researcher specialising in societal paradigm shifts).Conditions: free of charge upon registration by sending an email to: [email protected]: Mondays 6pm to 9pm : 21.06 - 28.06 - 05.07Catering: a catering is organized by LP for the participants
Date & Time
June 21, 2021
Start - 6:00 PM
July 5, 2021
End - 9:00 PM Europe/Brussels

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