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Other Futures Academy: New Narratives for Climate Action

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Some of the best thinking is done as storytelling


Other Futures Academy will offer the opportunity to reflect with mind-changing stories and views on climate change & action from (non-)Western cultures, bringing fresh approaches to this very urgent subject. Which are the radically new paradigms on climate action that storytellers can offer us?

The effects of climate change are so overwhelming that the easiest way is to ignore that it is happening right before our eyes. But more and more people are realising that we need new narratives to cope with the catastrophic use of Earth and her biosphere. What can we learn from other cultures about the future of our planet? Call her Gaia or Planet Earth, it is clear that we need to change the story of what is already to be called the Sixth Great Extinction.

Other Futures Academy is part of Other Futures – Exploring New Perspectives through Science Fiction, a new multidisciplinary online and offline platform for professionals from all disciplines everywhere in the world who think about and help shape the future. Directed to a wide and varied audience, the platform will kick-off with the academy, a three-day festival and an exhibition in Amsterdam. The first edition of Other Futures Festival will be focused on ideas and practices of non-Western makers & thinkers – an exploration of unknown territory for most of us, in the Western part of the world. Other Futures will be a meeting point for sharing new insights about how we want to envision and build our future. The platform uses science fiction not just to reflect upon the future but also as a tool of empowerment in order to build a new and better world.

Confirmed storytellers:

Grace Dillon, Professor in the Indigenous Nations Studies Program at Portland State University, Oregon (USA/Anishinaabe)

Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman (USA) of Climbing PoeTree

Dilman Dila (Uganda), author, filmmaker, documentary maker, musician and activist

Etienne Augé, senior lecturer and founder of the Community for Histories of the Future (CHIFT), Erasmus University Rotterdam

Skype closure with scholar Donna Haraway (USA), author of Staying with the Trouble. Making Kin in the Chthulucene

Mystery guest: to be confirmed


More information at https://otherfutures.nl/en/

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