We Should All Be Dreaming – Soft Gatherings

12:00–22:00 Furuset bibliotek og aktivitetshus (FUBIAK) Free admission

Open up! Gathering


On this link you can see recordings of the first part of the event.

We invite you to a day of dreaming of possible futures. How to dream of futures that we don’t know yet how to dream of? The day consists of two parts. The program starts with an afternoon miniseminar with the theme intersectional feminist horizons. We will discuss questions around the vitality of speculation, intersectional practices as well as future horizons.
Appr
ox timings:
12.00: Arrival, welcome with coffee and tea.
12.30-13.00: Keynote presentation with Michelle Tisdel.
"Pride of Black Dreams": Ruth Reese, time travel, and diaspora.
13.15-14.00: Panel discussion with Tuula Sharma Vassvik, Nikita Amber Abbas and Duduzile Mathonsi. With moderator Harmeet Kaur.
14.15–14.30: Introduction/provocation with Thomas Talawa Prestø.
14.30-15.30: Group discussions.

The second part of the day has the title We Should All Be Dreaming – a soft gathering. During the evening session Sonya Lindfors and guests host a performative gathering where participants are invited to spend time together, listen together, discuss together and dream together.

19.00-22.00: DJ, soup-serving and short performances by Ornilia Ubisse and Jeaninne Masika Harrysson. DJ Zen Jefferson.

WSABD is a collaboration between Cameroonian – Finnish choreographer Sonya Lindfors and Somali writer and activist Maryan Abdulkarim who both are interested in decolonial dreaming practices.

The event will be facilitated in English.

Concept: Sonya Lindfors and Maryan Abdulkarim
Supported by: Perform Europe, Nordic Culture Point and The Finnish-Norwegian Cultural Institute
Produced by: Perform Europe, CODA Oslo Int. Dance Festival, Black Box teater, Oslo Architecture Triennale, UTT ry, Sonya Lindfors
Co-host: Furuset library and activity center (FUBIAK)
Keynote presentation: Michelle Tisdel
Panel discussion: Tuula Sharma Vassvik, Nikita Amber Abbas and Duduzile Mathonsi
Moderator: Harmeet Kaur
Discussion: Thomas Talawa Prestø
Artist: Ornilia Ubisse, Jeaninne Masika Harrysson and Zen Jefferson