Reworlding Ramallah – reading, book launch, talk + game at Onomatopee, October 20, 2019 in Eindhoven, NLannelys
Critical science fiction, on its most basic level, is an opportunity to experiment with new ways of existing in the world; imaging different, economic, political and social structures. Within its pages, science fiction holds the space to test ambitious projects without the fear of failure. Reading and writing science fiction is, in all its imaginative and disruptive potential, something which I believe is valuable to anyone living under conditions which they wish to change.
‘Reworlding’ is the name given to a concerted effort to reimagine the places and spaces we inhabit, by generating a multiplicity of futures with which to affect the present positively. Reworlding takes the notion of worldbuilding beyond any ostensible purpose as art or entertainment and deploys aspects of it as a radical tool to instigate change in the world.
16:30 – 16:45 welcome by Onomatopee director Freek Lomme and introduction Annelys Devet on Disarming Design From Palestine
16:45 – 17:00 Callum Copley introduces the book, does thanks and reads from the Introduction, explaining the concept of Reworlding.
17:00 – 18:00 Q&A with Annelys Devet and Callum Copley
18:00 – 19:30 Callum hosts ‘Planet Home’, a game developed during his time in Palestine. Callum hosts a game titled ‘Planet Home’ which he developed during his time in Palestine. ‘Planet Home’ is a collaborative de-colonial worldbuilding game which involves dynamic group cartography and disruptive storytelling.