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Decolonizing Futures through Storytelling

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OCAD University

205 Richmond St. West

Room 510

Toronto, ON M5T 1W1

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DwD presents a series of sessions this Autumn based on methods taught in OCADU's Strategic Foresight and Innovation and now further explored in student research in narrative visioning practices. Pupul Bisht presents a workshop for October on exploring storytelling as a tool for decolonization in foresight.

Pupul explores the following questions that guide the workshop:

  • How might storytelling work as a tool for inclusion of non-western perspectives in foresight?
  • How might we make futures methodology pluralistic, and hence more inclusive?
  • Who owns images of the future? Can stories help reveal these power structures?
  • How do different cultural epistemologies of time & future affect the ability of a community to participate in the current foresight design process?
  • How do different cultures visualize progress?

This Design with Dialogue workshop is part of Pupul’s MRP research and will be designed around exploration of the above mentioned questions in multidisciplinary teams of experts in foresight, storytelling and non-western perspectives. Through this dialogic workshop we will try to identify underlying cultural values, worldviews and assumptions that shape the current methods and theories in futures discourse. We will conclude with a generative session where we will explore practical frameworks that could be used to make the discipline more inclusive.

From this workshop, you can expect to:

Gain a better understanding of the epistemological limitations of the current futures discourse

Explore scope for intervention in multidisciplinary teams

Learn new methods and expand your foresight vocabularies and toolkits

Join us if you are interested in exploring ways to open the foresight process to non-western ways of knowing, doing and being through storytelling. This workshop will be an interesting opportunity to co-create frameworks at the intersection of Foresight, Storytelling and Decolonization.

NOTE: We urge you to register soon to confirm your attendance. The success of this workshop heavily relies on the balance of representation from all three fields and we would like to ensure equal participation.

RHA 510, OCAD University 100 McCaul St.

Wed October 11 6:00pm - 9:00pm


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205 Richmond St. West

Room 510

Toronto, ON M5T 1W1

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