Who gets to imagine, decide and make our futures? If we are thinking about making utopia – the best possible future – we will only be able to do this when everyone is involved, when the richness of diversity is expressed in the imaging and creation of a better world. To address the current imbalance of voice and influence in ‘utopia making’ we need to better understand issues of power and privilege. This workshop – with Kat Wall (New Economy Organisers Network), Patricia Gaya (University of Bristol) and Sado Jirde (Black South West Network) – aims to uncover the role power and privilege play in the kinds of future we can create, and explores how we can deepen our awareness of what can be done to make social change happen.
Part of Creating Real Utopias in the 21st Century, a two-day festival in association with the University of Bristol’s Anticipation Research Group.
Illustration by Cai Burton.