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Shaping the Past: Reflections on Dreaming and Black and Indigenous Futures

Monument Lab fellow Alisha Wormsley and multi-disciplinary artist Suzanne Kite will introduce the public to their practice of collective community dreaming as a means to shape the past by daring to sculpt the future.

This event is part of the ongoing project Shaping the Past, a transnational exchange program bringing artists and activists together in dialogue to highlight ongoing critical memory interventions in sites and spaces in North America and Germany. The artist talk will be moderated by Aline Baiana.

In this time of uprisings, political strife and global reckoning of white supremacy we see monuments fall and ideas form. How can we make change needed to move forward without time to collectively dream? Multi-disciplinary artists Suzanne Kite and Alisha Wormsley will introduce the public to their practice of collective community dreaming as a means to shape the past by daring to sculpt the future. The discussion and mini-workshop will focus on healing and dreaming work as an artistic and activist practice to strengthen communities and as a revolutionary act to bring about societal change.

This event is part of the ongoing project Shaping the Past, a partnership of the Goethe-Institut North America, Monument Lab, and the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Civic Education). The project connects to the activist and artistic work of local, national, and transnational movements as a reflection of memory culture and discusses new perspectives on forms of memory. More information here: www.goethe.de/canada/shapingthepast

Presented by Goethe-Institut Montreal, Never Apart, Monument Lab and the Federal Agency for Civic Education.

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