“The Future.” We say the words all the time, but what do we really mean? How do our stories about yesterday and today help shape tomorrow? Could a different idea of the future change the present? And how are we all entangled in the mysterious process of bringing the future into being?! Join us for a session of playing with time, with Professor Keri Facer.
Keri Facer is Professor of Educational and Social Futures at the University of Bristol and Visiting Zennström professor of Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University. She’s spent years working on the relationship between education and the future, at the moment she’s particularly interested learning practices that respond to disruptive change with care, fairness and hope.
LINKS TO THINGS WE TALKED ABOUT:
Keri’s blog: https://kerifacer.wordpress.com .
Keri’s quoted lecture on “Beyond Oil” [first 30 minutes] https://youtu.be/2ozRHiL77VI .
A talk Keri gave on universities, climate change and futures: http://media.medfarm.uu.se/play/video/9204 .
Philosopher Ruth Levitas’ book, Utopia as Method: https://tinyurl.com/yc8yzyow .
Vanessa Andreotti and Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures (Researchers/Artists Collective): https://decolonialfutures.net .
Sociologist Margaret Archer: https://tinyurl.com/ya8scck6 .
Critical theorist Ernst Bloch: https://tinyurl.com/y7lucayf .
East Coker poem by T.S. Eliot: https://allpoetry.com/Four-Quartets-2:-East-Coker .
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