Beautiful World Reading and Discussion Group
How do we imagine or understand a ‘beautiful world’?
Jon Davies invites an open discussion on how we conceive of the future, and what dangers and opportunities we face in the middle of a crisis. This event encourages imagining what societies can do if we were to adopt ‘new’ or dispose of ‘normal’ things, and how we can navigate ourselves towards new realities.
In this series of participatory events, artist Jon Davies extends an invitation to consider the times we are living in and encourages us to share ideas, texts and conversations. Davies begins from the position that in order to change the world for the better, we need to broaden our understanding of work and production, the environment, gender and sexuality, and race and nations. He also considers whether the status quo is stopping us from working towards a better world. Davies and invited guests including artist Diann Bauer, Priya Sharma, Salma Noor will debate the contemporary moment through five provocations: Which Utopia? followed by Dehumanise, Defamiliarise, Decolonise and Deindustrialise.