MODULE 3: CREATING FUTURES
The Civic Media Fellows recognize that imagining is critical to build a better world and that social change is largely impossible without the ability to collectively conceptualize what the future can look like. Just as it is vital to organize to dismantle systems of oppression, it is necessary to be able to have a vision for what comes next. For this reason, many of the fellows create immersive experiences that allow people to enter into futuristic worlds or draw from the storyworlds of popular culture in order to engage peoples’ imagination and capability to dream. Some conduct workshops that allow participants to create objects from future worlds they would like to see, engaging in new forms of creation and collaboration. Drawing from traditions like black liberation and intersectional feminism, the fellows understand that building narratives and collective worldbuilding is essential to the process of working with communities for social change.