Entries by Outi

Looking for radical Community Wealth projects to support! DL 2 March

When the economy is not working for everyone, more and more people are starting to build alternatives for organizing and managing local community resources. Spanning from democratically governed cooperatives to locally embedded economic communities, community wealth* is gaining increasing attention.  We are seeking groundbreaking community wealth ideas, projects, and communities to take part in a […]

Freedom is relational by Andrea Pagnes

The idea of freedom as something that individuals own has run out of steam. One of the perspectives Untitled promotes is the idea of a new kind of freedom. Freedom as relational, freedom that is gained through interdependency to others – the living and non-living. On the video, artist Andrea Pagnes introduces this core idea […]

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Let’s face our inner oppressors – the emotional work of social change by Sophia Wekesa [FI]

Imagine if this world would work so that instead of helping the underprivileged and marginalized to integrate into society and pushing for inclusion, we would focus on helping the privileged to face their uncomfortable feelings and let go of their unfair and unjust advantages. Social change is emotional work – through empathy and accountability we can […]

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Tech narratives and the collective good by Bethnal Green Ventures & Future Narratives Lab // New models of economy and governance

A fierce debate rages over the most effective ways to tackle the problems that our use of technology is causing for democracy, equality, and society as a whole. Built into the terms of these debates are a series of unhelpful assumptions that constrict imagination and undermine the perceived viability of truly radical approaches.  Agenda track: […]

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Do we need a parallel polis? by The Alternative UK // ONTOLOGICAL POLITICS

A parallel polis is a space of human creativity and agency that connects all citizens to practical solutions to our environmental, social division and well-being crises. In this session you are invited to imagine a parallel polis through architecture that can connect community agency-networks (CANs) locally and internationally and sketch its potential impact. Agenda track: […]

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Life-centric concrete utopias: Bridging the now and the unimaginable in education and beyond by Pedagogy of Concrete Utopias // NATURE-HUMAN

We invite anyone interested in bringing concrete utopias to their communities, whether it is your workplace, housing cooperative, city council, home town, or football team. Session participants will get to experiment with new forms of transformative learning developed in the research project Pedagogy of Concrete Utopias. The research project develops pedagogy that supports learners to […]

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Towards a Generative Democracy (Is it true that our imagination is failing us?) By Paola Pierri and Jo Harrington // ONTOLOGICAL POLITICS

In this conversation we will be delving into how embracing the social nature of imagination might transform the democratic contract. Agenda track: 2 Ontological politics, 3 Civic imagination Session type: New narratives Interaction level: Some Movement level: None Screen need: Needed all the time Day: Thursday 23 September Moving beyond the dominant narrative Today, the […]

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Subversive Care as a Practice for Belonging: Prospects of Community Care by Akunna Onwen [FI] // CIVIC IMAGINATION & ONTOLOGICAL POLITICS

A sense of belonging in the communities that surround you is an elemental human need. In this session we are imagining community care as a practice for belonging.  Agenda track:  3 Civic imagination, 2 Ontological politics & 4 Heterodox institutions Session type: New narratives Interaction level: Most of the time Movement: None Screen need: Possible […]