Diversity Challenges (Armagh), in collaboration with Éist (US) and Octavia’s Brood (US) has organised a series of participatory workshops and events in Belfast during the week 11th-16th February, based on connecting the lessons of visionary fiction to communities in transition from conflict. Visionary fiction encompasses science fiction, fantasy, horror, magical realism, alternative timelines, and more.
The project is funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs Reconciliation Fund. The workshops will be facilitated by the editors of Octavia’s Brood, a recently-published anthology of visionary fiction based on the idea that those working to change the world are, by definition, sci-fi/speculative fiction thinkers: if we want to work towards a better world, we must first imagine what we want our future to look like.
There will be two public workshops on Saturday 16th February and throughout the week workshops will be conducted with a range of local groups, including a women only group, a youth group, and other organisations who work specifically around issues of dealing with the past.
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