PART 1 | ENGAGE AND EXPLORE
“Humans are capable of a unique trick: creating realities by first imagining them, by experiencing them in their minds. When Martin Luther King said “I have a dream”, he was inviting others to dream it with him. Once a dream becomes shared in that way, current reality gets measured against it and then modified towards it. As soon as we sense the possibility of a more desirable world, we begin behaving differently, as though that world is starting to come into existence, as though, in our minds at least, we’re already there. The dream becomes an invisible force which pulls us forward. By this process it starts to come true. The act of imagining something makes it real”.
Flash floods, dead bees, smelly air – why should I care? Climate change is affecting us all but what exactly is it – this new project aims to put it in plain words. BUILDING SPACES OF POSSIBILITY is highly targeted at young people between the ages of 16-22 who have other things on their minds.
BUILDING SPACES OF POSSIBILITY kicks off in September 2021 when choreographer, Muirne Bloomer and science communicator, Dr. Niamh Shaw will lead a series of introductory workshops in Ringsend, Darndale and Pearse Street to listen to the voices of these young people. Working closely with other artists and scientists, members of the groups will then be invited to craft short artworks across artforms and media.
These will be presented in tandem with a vibrant series of inventive discussion events hosted in partnership with British Council Ireland, live and online as part of Science Week 2021 in November. #DanceOnEarth