Dismantling the Default: Research Sprint
Exploring the Radical Imagination as Pedagogy
Throughout our work we have consistently witnessed the limitations and barriers to the imagination, an inability to dream beyond the confines of our current reality. Like society, our dreams are often rooted in uneven power dynamics and exploitative, repressive relationships. We know that our collective imagination both shapes and is shaped by society, and we desperately need an intervention.
Read: Why We Need to Decolonise and Democratise Our Imaginations.
The radical imagination is the key to our most equitable, regenerative futures. It is a portal that enables us to transcend our current reality and rewrite the narratives of what society can be. It is a tool for personal and collective healing. But what do we really mean when we talk about the radical imagination? What does it look like, sound like, feel like? How do we access and nurture it? What can we learn from the radical imaginations of our ancestors?
Over the duration of 6 weeks, we hosted and led an international research team (as part of the Buckminster Fuller Insititute's learning programme), exploring the radical imagination as pedagogy: the conditions, practices, and frameworks that allow us to access and nurture this radical imagination and create the conditions for more expansive vision to emerge.
You can explore the research Miro board here:
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” - Buckminster Fuller.