“To have a practice, you need to have a community of practice” (Anna Tiquia, All Tomorrows Futures). At the beginning of our research on Collective Creative Practices for Transformation, this affirmation justly represented our ambition of federating (…)
The “collective creative practices” we have been observing since the beginning of 2022 are, in their own way, part of the more general search for “new narratives” that could facilitate the ecological and social transformations our societies need. (…)
Assuming we do need “new narratives” to change the world, especially in the face of climate change, are certain conditions necessary for these narratives to play an effective role in transforming reality? In 2020 and 2021, we collected over 250 (…)
If you wish to know more about some amazing projects we are doing, and find out how you can be part of it, join one of our Open Zoom Calls: May 24, 17:30-19:00 CEST (French) - Hosted by Ketty Steward, science fiction writer, psychologist, and U+ (…)
On April 22, 2022, U+ held a Special General Assembly in order to amend its our initial Bylaws. These changes are meant to allow our Supervisory board to work more efficiently, by extending the term of its members from one to two years. In order to (…)
Update (June 2, 2022): The votes are in! Following the 2022 General Assembly: The Activity Report and Accounts were approved by unanimous vote Brigitte van der Sande, Ketty Steward, Lara Houston, and Petra Ardai, were elected to the board. (…)
English In May, U+ will hold its general assembly, where you all get to discuss our past and future activities as well as to elect (and stand for) the board. But before this, we’d like to effect a few changes to our bylaws, and this requires your (…)
“S’il existe un post-anthropocène qui mérite d’être vécue, ceux qui l’habiteront auront besoin d’autres récits, où aucune entité n’occupe le centre de la scène.” – Isabelle Stengers Au début du XXIe siècle, les vivant.es se sentaient vivre dans une (…)
Quand, soudainement Une exposition collective organisée par l’Université de la Pluralité 30 septembre - 5 octobre, Espace Voltaire, 81 bd Voltaire, 75011 Paris De toute part on en appelle à de « nouveaux récits ». Mais c’est quoi (…)
We are currently launching the new (and 7th) U+ZINE topic : CLOTHES. As for all editions of U+ZINE, we are looking for contributions and for a curatorial committee! You can start to explore the subject with the dedicated collection on Corpora. (…)
U+’s second General Assembly and Board Election was held online between May 17 and 31, 2021. The votes Approve the 2020 Activity Report and 2021 Action Plan: Unanimous Approve the 2020 Accounts ( Originals in French / English summary): 90% “Yes”, (…)
U+’s second General Assembly and Board Election will be held between May 17 and May 31, 2021. This event is online and open to all members who joined before May 17, 2021. According to the Statutes ( French / English), the General Assembly needs to (…)
A meeting for those who use anticipatory narratives as a tool for engaging communities in transitions Lyon, June 10-11, 2021 At this stage, this initiative will use French only.
All through march, we will meet on zoom to answer your questions on the Narratopias project. These drop in call take place every week and at different hours. They are open discussions and meant to share practices and ideas. Find more information on (…)
STD On February 25th, we are meeting around our last thematic of the U+Zine cycle History. During this time together we will learn about and participate in writing alternative historical fictions. Join us for this bilingual event See you there!
Narratopias is a collective, open project to organize, on a global scale, a collective response to the recurring call for new narratives. An invitation to embark on a collective search for alternative, transformative narratives, and turn them into (…)
U+ has launched a cycle of short thematic explorations for alternative futures and change, through the lens of arts and fiction: U+ZINE. Every two month, one theme, one call for artistic/fictional contributions and references, one online meeting and (…)
Project yourselves and others into alternative futures of mobility, by working with artists, experts and non-experts to produce new insights, stories and directions. How? Get in touch to take part or to organize a multidisciplinary workshop.
We are seeking a curatorial committee for our next U+ZINE exploration around “History”. You have until January 2nd to let us know if you want to be part of the committee. The committee will meet twice: First week on January; We will figure out the (…)
The Plurality University Network along with many other organisations along the world, will join the Future Literacy Summit from the 8 to the 12 December 2020. “ Futures Literacy Summit will provide testimonials from around the world about how (…)
Un article de David Christoffel. L’art et la fiction peuvent-ils déterritorialiser tout à la fois les postures d’apprentissage et d’enseignement, la relation apprenant-enseignant et le contenu même des thématiques étudiées? Peuvent-ils en même temps (…)
We are currently launching two new U+ZINE topics: FOOD & HISTORY. Each theme seeks its committee! As for all editions of U+ZINE, there is also a call for contributions, a collection on Corpora and a meeting (to come). Want to join the next (…)
@rackim nous invite à créer de nouveaux récits à travers les arts, la SF et nos imaginaires dans sa dernière Newsletter Futuromium #21.