AGORA: How can we Make Narratives More Plural?

2021.06.09, 13:00–14:30

History, they say, is written by the victors. But when the dominant narratives (of progress, of markets, of Western-style democracy, etc.) appear exhausted, other narratives and other narrators appear - or just become visible again. We will be reflecting on the value of plurality in narratives. How important is the diversity of narratives, and of those who produce them or engage with them? How can this diversity be increased? What possibilities, and perhaps difficulties, does this plurality generate?

Each meeting will take the form of a recorded conversation, with two participants in charge of kickstarting the discussion. These sessions are open to all. A written synthesis will be produced after each meeting, to serve as a foundation for future actions and projects.

Initiators :

  • Petra Ardai is theatre-maker, moderator, lecturer and writer. She is the artistic director of the Amsterdam and Budapest based art collective SPACE. Petra has wide experience documentary theatre and immersive collaborative storytelling in various media. She produces interactive performances, multimedia installations, online art, living heritage apps and instant visionary fiction. She gives workshops and lectures. Petra is specialized in future scenario’s and builds imaginary worlds around the question: ‘Who owns the Future?’ She collaborates with cross-sector partners from the field of art, science and NGO’s.

  • Possible Futures Collective is an endeavor that aims to make visible the South’s stories and narratives of a history of colonisation and oppression, and formulate regenerative narratives relevant to in the South’s complex, diverse contexts and cultures.