As part of our ongoing work with World of Q.

World of Q is a sci-fi art & story-making quest where those of us on the fringe will survive & thrive. We will art our way towards badass visions of our futures through a blend of creative writing, visual art, & mixed-media collage activities.

Description:

This workshop is for those of us who want to go where so few mainstream sci-fi stories journey into: to highlight underrepresented visions of the future, while undoing the misrepresented ones; to reclaim what has been fragmented and scattered across space and time in the hands of mainstream media-makers who so often fail to write “the marginalized” into the forefront of their visions of the future; and ultimately, to write us, “the marginalized” into the survival of humanity, where we play the heroic protagonists who are active agents in futurebuilding, carving out new beginnings from the wreckage of pre/post apocalyptic worlds/landscape.

In this workshop we will make media using written word, images, movement, video and more.

Some of the questions we are looking to explore are: how can we heal the psychological wounds of intergenerational oppression by re-imagining the future on our own terms? What does it look like to re-frame our visions of the future from our own perspectives as queer/SWANA/Armenian storytellers by drawing from our own magic/herstories/mythologies/cosmologies? What do our dystopias/utopias look like in light of impending or possible technological and scientific shifts?

When/Where:

Allied Media Conference

June 19 • 3:00pm – 4:30pm