This course seeks to address the question: How can we create a better future if we can’t imagine one?
Over the course of the semester, we will explore the history and practice of imagined futures. We will start by discussing the ways in which the future has been represented through media (art, literature, music, etc.), and move towards a collective practice of imagining the world moving forwards in the second half of the class.
Some of the subjects that this class will explore include science fiction, Afrofuturism, Indigenous works of science fiction, Utopia vs. Dystopia, art movements, and more!
The second half of the class will focus on discussion and activities as we delve into our personal and communal outlooks on the future. This class will primarily be based on attendance and participation as it revolves around the active listening and conversations that make up a holistic collective practice.
With issues such as climate change, global epidemics, war, wage gap, and more looming over our heads, it is hard to feel optimistic for the future. Our goal within this class is to build hope through community and conversation.
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