As they say, the future is already here but it’s unevenly distributed. Organizations such as the Better Block Project are helping citizens reimagine their city, one block at a time. Maker spaces and manufacturing cooperatives are mushrooming. Before that, the Cooper Union showed us that it’s possible to deliver high quality higher education for free. More recently, there’s been a resurgence of civic media in response to corporatized journalism. Can we brings these seeds of the future together under one roof and live the change we want to see in the world?
By imagining and living the new futures that already exist in some form today, The World We Want: Living the Change wants to create a massive collective memory of what is possible when we work together to bring about change. The two-day festival provides a platform and short-term container for independent, decentralized teams of neighbors, citizens, workers, and families to bring to life their positive visions for the future. Using innovation and creativity, the WWWLC encourages teams to collaboratively develop better solutions than what currently exist. Resistance isn’t only about protesting: we must resist AND create our way forward, into the future.