Plotting the Polycrisis: Post-Collapse Storytelling
Dystopias and apocalyptic stories dominate our images of the future. The world is experiencing a polycrisis—simultaneous catastrophic events that catalyze each other like climate chaos, the fall of democracy, and rampant inequality.
Stories play a critical role in influencing our behavior, shaping society, and creating real world change. For storytellers, the polycrisis presents an opportunity to look beyond dystopias to new narratives. This workshop will help storytellers strategically imagine new genres to influence reality for the better and prepare for the challenges that lie ahead.
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