PESSIMISM IS FOR LIGHTWEIGHTS

Holding the Line in the Time of Corona

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Produced and presented by The Cockpit & Journey to Nutopia
“You never change things by fighting against the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.” Buckminster Fuller

JOURNEY TO NUTOPIA is an open conversation about positive future narratives that challenge the inevitability of global dystopia.

With the lockdown starting to ease, we are entering a new, liminal phase between the old and the new ‘normal’. Are we ready, to paraphrase Ghandi - to be the change - above and beyond the claps and rainbows? To discuss where we’re at, how we got here and where we could be going, Nutopia host Michelle Olley is joined by cognitive historian and author, John Higgs and poet and author, Salena Godden.

As well as bringing a fresh perspective to the past/collective memory, John Higgs has a history of exploring possible futures. He’s also the man who coined the phrase Pessimism is for Lightweights. Salena Godden took that phrase and turned it into an inspirational poem, inspiring us, in part, to begin the Nutopian project.

To see more of Salena’s work, check out her latest EP, released earlier this month HERE. All proceeds to NHS Charities supplying PPE and mental health support for key workers.

Friday, June 5th at 7pm

Held over Zoom
Tickets £1
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