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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.

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Third Coffee Talk: Tuesday, May 30th, 2017, 8AM EST

WWWLC is a city-wide effort to source and spread imaginations of the future that are unevenly distributed. That poses an interesting question: How do we spread that imagination? We’re still figuring that part out, but one thing we’ve been doing so far is holding morning meetings over coffee to brainstorm ideas, connect, and get/give feedback. …

Neighborhood Storytelling and Book Making

Inspired by the Neighborhood Story Project and Story Loft, this project will bring groups of neighbors together to listen to each other’s stories and then create a physical record documenting those stories for the participants. What will it look like? On Saturday, a group of neighbors will gather together to hang out, hear, and record each other’s …

Announcing the first coffee talk: Friday, April 14th, 2017, 8:30 AM EDT

WWWLC is a city-wide effort to source and spread imaginations of the future that are unevenly distributed. That poses an interesting question: How do we spread that imagination? We’re thinking that meetings over coffee are the easiest way to meet similar minded people who live your neighborhood – people who can help you brainstorm new …