Love Letters to a Liveable Future: The postcards
Commissioned by Cambridge Junction as part of HOME’s Homemakers series.*
What do you dream of, out there on the other side of crisis?
In a world challenged by pandemics – of the virus and of racism – this work seeks to empower and embolden people to imagine a different future, one in which attentive practices of care enable human and environmental flourishing.
Could this crisis make another world possible? What do we miss about our old lives and what would we like to replace and transform?
A pack of postcards with instructions for improvising alternative futures will be sent to you. Designed to stimulate reflection and conversation amongst households, families and friends, these cards offer participants the dream space to imagine how we would like our world to be different when we re-emerge from lockdown. Participants will also be invited to share their visions of a liveable future with the METIS team either by post, online or via a video call with our performer-devisers.
To register for your pack please go to HOME. There will be a limited edition run of 50 available in the first instance. All proceeds will be donated by METIS and Cambridge Junction to the Arthur Rank Hospice, whose person-centred philosophy of end-of-life care has been an important influence on our conception of a liveable future.
Collaborators: Zoë Svendsen with Anna-Maria Nabirye, Charlie Folorunsho, Jess Mabel Jones, Lucy Wray, Nicky Childs, Shôn Dale-Jones, Stefanie Müller and Tom Ross-Williams.
Love Letters to a Liveable Future is part of METIS’ ongoing process of ‘research-in-public’ in which different voices and conversations contribute to and inform future iterations of the project including a live improvised theatre performance planned for 2021.
*Initiated by HOME and funded through their Response Fund, Homemakers is series of new commissions inviting artists to create new works at home, for an audience who are also at home.More information about the project