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.
As an intelligent species, humans are always seeking answers to the bigger questions such as who are we? And why are we here? But often, we look for answers with ourselves at the centre. We forget that people are not in charge and the universe continues with or without us. We need to work in harmony with our surroundings, not try to dominate them. Everything in our small corner of the universe is driven by keeping balance. On Earth, we see this everyday, in the seasons, our orbit about the Sun, day and night, the natural world (the water cycle, nitrogen cycle and carbon cycle). Our ancestors knew their place within these cycles of nature. In recent times, however, in the name of progress, this need for equilibrium has been forgotten or ignored, forcing our planet out of kilter.
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.
To find out more, email: email@example.com #DanceOnEarth