Octavia Butler’s Fledgling

Octavia Butler’s Fledgling

On 29 April we had our first Good Societies reading group. The idea of the reading group is to alternate between fiction and non-fiction texts that all have something to teach us about how a ‘good’ society could work. Non-fiction can help us get acquainted with concrete ideas for alternative social arrangements, while fiction can add colour and granularity to visions of other worlds and help open our imaginations. For our first session we read Octavia Butler’s Fledgling: a vampire…

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The birth of Good Societies

The birth of Good Societies

The Good Societies project launched on the 15th April 2018 with an introductory workshop followed by festivities. The aim was to introduce the concept and aims of the project and to brainstorm with the group where we want it to go. The basic structure of Good Societies consists of a monthly workshop (every second Sunday of the month) and a monthly reading group (every last Sunday of the month). All events are designed to get us thinking about what kinds…

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First gathering 15 April!

First gathering 15 April!

Get the feeling something’s gone wrong with our societies? Let’s figure out how to do it better. Good Societies is a new project that asks: what would a ‘good’ society look like? In regular workshops and a reading group, we tackle questions like: What kind of economic models would a good society have? What kinds of political systems? What would gender look like in a good society? Would we have nation-states? Join us for our launch event on April 15,…

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What is Good Societies?

What is Good Societies?

The Good Societies project offers a space to come together to reflect on what a ‘good’ society might look like. We think that, in an age of economic, political and ecological turmoil, it’s more important than ever to open our imaginations and formulate real alternatives to our current social arrangements. Based in Amsterdam, the project consists of regular workshops and a reading group combining non-fiction and fiction. We tackle questions like: what economic models would a good society have? What…

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