Creativity and Resistance: An exercise for your activism

2 Feb

You may have noticed that I’m really engaged with world events lately. You may have also noticed that I don’t tend get burned out on them. Part of that is all the years of non-profit and activist work I’ve done, so I’ve had training on how to not get tripped up by the state of affairs and fall on my face every two seconds (mostly learned by…falling on my face). But part of it, also, is that I try to engage with the craziness of the world as an opportunity to think and create.

Something I notice is that so much resistance is going on, but there’s not a lot of attention to the fact that we could actually win and accomplish a whole new world. We can! But…what will it look like? Here’s a quick exercise to supplement your activism with vision.

 

I hope this is helpful. Please feel free to leaves comments below on whatever else you think people can do to better effect positive change!

And if you want to learn more about Charles Fourier, read my short essay on him here.

2 Responses to “Creativity and Resistance: An exercise for your activism”

  1. Michael Abernethy February 7, 2017 at 6:45 pm #

    On point.

  2. jonatanbackelie2 March 16, 2017 at 7:54 am #

    Wonderful! A workshop in creativity and vision! I think this is really helpful, as a musician I always reimagine the world anew in a small way, and then tie it to a slightly bigger way; an album that frames some pieces. But often what you talk about as the “bigger magnet” is perhaps missing. When I was young it was like “Jesus” was the default answer, or that magnet. But becoming a born and born again deleuzian that default mode has withered away. The question is, for me at least, where all the becomings and directionalities at play today are heading and how many of them I can actually influence the trajectory of. Again, great post and video, Connor!

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