Postcards from a (better) future: Process as making

Danielle Wilde, Kristina Andersen

Abstract


It is hard to imagine a future fundamentally different from what we know, yet increasingly people dream of and agitate for social, cultural and political change. Postcards From a (Better) Future is part of an evolving interrogation into how embodied-thinking-through-making might assist in the imagining of (better) futures that might otherwise elude us. It is a bid to empower people to imagine, through making, so that they may effectuate change. This paper describes the theoretical background and structure of the Postcards From a (Better) Future process. It provides background on the fundamental conceptual shifts; and discusses how and why the process, in and of itself, might constitute making.

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