The Plurality University Network is a global and open organization that connects artists, designers, utopians, activists and anyone wishing to expand and enable alternative futures imaginaries.
As climate emergency and “unimaginable” changes are about to impact the world in years to come, from which the confinement of half of the world’s population at the beginning of 2020 is a likely example, the urgency for humanity to reconsider its role as “masters and possessors” of nature seems unequivocal. But where to start? How to find tools and collective mechanisms to anticipate and adapt to transformations needed? To figure out novel directions for change, they need to be imagined: and the journey begins with individual and collective imaginaries.
In academia, the arts, politics, science, or grassroots movements, calls for “new narratives” and for the “renewal” or “liberation” of imaginaries express a shared intuition: that any significant transition towards different and hopefully better futures, requires the ability to question inherited meanings, values, representations and finalities, and imagine completely new worlds and new ways of functioning. The Plurality University Network works towards putting these intuitions into action by creating the conditions for the emergence of new imaginaries, alternatives for action, and common paths for future transitions.