“Science Fiction is an opportunity to understand ourselves, our hopes and our fears, and imagine a world radically different than the one we are presented with today – free from the restraints of time. It is a place where we can create exciting new futures and explore how we might get there tomorrow.”
How does the future meet us halfway? Can we think of freedom beyond a logic of progress? How can we envision a political horizon beyond the realities around us? What are the limitations of raising questions about the future in this way? These are the types of questions underpinning the workshops in which consisted of drawing tasks, readings, discussions, and movie screenings that ultimately concluded in the development of their own stories.
The stories complied in this book were the outcome of workshop series held in Birzeit, Palestine from January to April 2019, hosted by Disarming Design From Palestine. The workshop explored the concept of worldbuilding within Science Fiction as a method to reimagine the places and spaces we inhabit, by generating a multiplicity of futures with which to positively effect the present. The workshop was not only an opportunity to experiment with new ways of existing in the world; imaging different, economic and social structures, but facilitated a critical perspective on the familiar.
- 114 x 181 mm / 4.5 x 7.1 inch (portrait)
- Callum Copley
- Hilda Moucharrafieh, Shayma Nader, Adele Jarrar, Shada Mustafa, Qusai Al Saify, Hiba Isleem, Jamila Ewais, Fakhry Al-Serdawi
- Callum Copley, Francisca Khamis, Joud Toamah
- English / arab
- Release date
- Holmen Book Cream 80 gr. inside pages and Munken Print Cream 150 gr. cover
- Printon, Tallin (Est)
- Image specs
- 6 b/w images
- Sabaa Rjoub, Maria Khatchadourian, Hala Namer, Hilda Moucharrafieh
- Made possible by
- Onomatopee, Disarming Design, Dar Laila