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Re_ Festival Part Two (Saturday - Monday)

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As we navigate beyond the initial emergency phase of COVID-19, so many things are true.



It will be true that we will need to react, rescue and provide relief for one another, as well as make and take space for rest, recovery, and repair. There will be a desire for retreat, recuperation, opportunity for reflection, and a role for reorganising, repurposing and redesign. We will need to fight for a reframing, reimagination of bold futures, and a resistance against injustice and damaging practices of all kinds. We must fiercely remember those who are no longer with us, and rebuild our homes, our communities and our hearts. We must respect the wisdom of those who came before us, and take responsibility for our own role as ancestors to future generations.
 

For all of us, our responses, emotions and phases of being, processing and doing will come at different times, in different ways, and will shift, change, swell and shrink across months, weeks, days, even minutes, but all of these multiple dimensions in ourselves, and across all of shared paradigms, are true. There will be millions of nuanced yet connected realities. There will be patterns of experience, but no two will be precisely the same, so no one definition, story or kind of support will be more relevant, nor matter more, than another, even though we will continuously be manipulated and divided into believing that. Many will tell us that there is one ideology of solution, only one way or one route to the future, or that coronavirus didn’t discriminate, yet we know this to be falsely reductionist. Many will feel useless, as if their contribution perhaps no longer matters, when it matters more than ever.
 

We believe there is real hope for a brighter collective future, but it can’t be decided by a few people through a few frames. Through an online festival of activity, creative commissions, open call, working cohort, and site-specific projects, Department of Dreams will be opening up Re_ throughout June for many people to share, participate and put to use in their places. We’d love to invite you to explore this activity, to connect and design and participate, and interpret this plural framing in your own ways.



Across 5 days we will explore multiple realities and futures together through a many and varied collection of talks, conversations, workshops and creative interventions of all kinds. 


Register here for access to Part Two of the Festival, Saturday 20 - Sunday 21 June 2020. 



Schedule

· Expo
Black Lives, Black Art: (Re)Imagining The Response with Tobi Kyeremateng [Black Only session]
Tobi Kyeremateng
· Stage
From Lockdown To Slowdown with Dan Hill
· Stage
Urban Playground: How Child-Friendly Planning And Design Can Save Cities with Tim Gill
Tim Gill
· Expo
Language Of The Birds
· Stage
Recentering Climate Justice with Suzanne Dhaliwal
· Sessions
Afro-Futurism + Spatial Practices: A Remix with Natasha Ruwona
· Stage
We Saw Futures In The Music with Aliyah Hasinah+ Travis Alabanza + Sham Murad, Caleb Femi + Weyland Mckenzie + Doriana Diaz
· Sessions
Studio Table with Andre Reid + Kristina Hall
· Sessions
Urban Development Meets Human Development: Designing Cities for Human Potential with Mark Gonzales
· Expo
Language Of The Birds Part II: Dream Incubation
· Stage
Poetry, Reflections, Dreams with Casey Bailey + Muneera Pilgrim + Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan + Kamil Mahmood
· Expo
Language Of The Birds Part III: Dream Listening + Glyphing
· Stage
Knights Of Takeover
· Sessions
Land In Our Names with Josina Calliste
· Expo
Weaving Threads Of Grief with Cass HM
· Stage
Neurology Of Power with Suzanne Alleyne + Joy Jones
· Sessions
Searching and Researching - Dreaming new ways through sharing learning with Jemma Desai + Zain Dada
· Expo
Maps + Manifestos: Towards The Future with Natasha Ruwona
· Stage
In Conversation with Priyamvada Gopal
· Stage
Imagining Structures Beyond Capitalism And Imperialism with FLY Girls Guide
· Expo
Moral Imaginations with Phoebe Tickell
· Stage
Dreaming A Future For Trans People: Meg Lightheart In Conversation with Danielle Braithwaite-Shirley, Juno Roche + Kuchenga
Meg  Lightheart
· Stage
A Neighbourhood Of Storytellers with Andre Andreson and Jaden Osei-Bonsu
· Stage
AotF: Introduction - Adventures In A Better Tomorrow with Cathy Runciman
· Stage
AotF: How Fashion Can Put The Planet First - Earth Logic with Professors Kate Fletcher + Mathilda Tham
· Stage
AotF: Building A Better Food System: Food, Farming And The Feminine Economy with Abby Rose + Kimberley Bell
· Stage
AotF: The Women Shaping Diverse Green And Black Cities with Zakiya Mckenzie + Jasmine Ketibuah-Foley
· Expo
How Do We Dream Now? with Suriya Aisha [Black Only session]
· Stage
AotF: Taking Theatre Out Of The Theatre with Rhiannon White + Evie Manning
· Stage
AotF: Closing Discussion with Cathy Runciman
· Networking
Meet a Dreamer
· Stage
In Conversation with Melz Owusu
· Expo
Bold Dreams for our Future with The New Constellation
· Sessions
The learners shall inherit the future
How do we learn, relearn, and unlearn together, to take footsteps into an uncertain future? In conversation with Enrol Yourself.
· Stage
Things I Imagined: A Future Without Policing with Sham Murad + Ruvimbo Kuuzabuwe

Speakers

Meg  Lightheart
Meg Lightheart

Leadership coach

Tobi Kyeremateng
Tobi Kyeremateng

Cultural producer and social entrepreneur

Casey Bailey
Casey Bailey

Writer, performer and educator

Tim Gill
Tim Gill

Built Environment Expert

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Festival Helpdesk

Festival Helpdesk

Get help navigating the festival.

Round Table Books

Round Table Books

A bookshop by Knights Of

How Do We Dream Now? | Mon 22 June, 3:00 - 4:30pm

How Do We Dream Now? | Mon 22 June, 3:00 - 4:30pm

[Black Only Session] How Do We Dream Now? with Suriya Aisha

Utopia Dispatch

Utopia Dispatch

Chat to the team behind Utopia Dispatch, the podcast for reimagining the world and reshaping the future.

Bold Dreams for our Future Part III | Mon 22 June, 6:00-8:00pm

Bold Dreams for our Future Part III | Mon 22 June, 6:00-8:00pm

Come and journey with us, come and dream with us