Is Future Possible?
A Common Search

4 weeks, 8 hours live session

Is there a future? Or does it have to be always and only a reflection of the present?

Normal is always defined in our terms and for us, but rarely by us. Actually, normal is always about the present and it remolds, or almost designs, the past and present.

However, if the future will have its own normal and remold our present day in its own terms, then we ask, “Is the first step in imagining and making the future possible to emancipate the present moment from its own normal and test the possibility of a common way of seeing beyond what is considered as aberrant or natural?”

It seems so, but let’s reflect on it together. Come and join, then, and embark on a search to produce a common critical thinking by using time as a central concept to probe into the structure and transformation of authority, norm, and order.

At the end of the program:

    • We will make analyses of the entrenched norms and notions in a more liberal way.
    • We will make fresh connections between events and perspectives.
    • We will look at the concept of time from a different perspective.
    • We will look beyond the spirit of the age and our “Normal.”
    • We will cultivate our critical thinking.
    • We will explore the conditions of commonality.
    • We will be sceptic together.
Week 1

When did the concept of time become part of our lives?

  • + Is perception of time natural or is it a construction?
  • + Humanity's relationship with time in the past and future
  • + Does time always progress?
  • + Time's role in making sense of the universe
  • + The relation of mind and time, the age of enlightenment and beyond
  • + How does the past determine the present?
Week 2

When will the future arrive?

  • + Where does the invidual stand in the making of future?
  • + Does nostalgia allow the future?
  • + What is hope? Humanity's struggle with hope. Does hope precede belief and love or does it prolong pain?
  • + Is anxiety the alter ego of hope?
  • + Is hope intrinsic to future or should it be?
  • + Introduction to common design, practice of forming a social contract collectively
Week 3

Can future be common?

  • + How is pluralism in modalities possible?
  • + The relationship of event, now, and future
  • + The intimidation / ecstasy of the uncertainty in the moment and now
  • + Is a democratic future possible? How can it be founded from today?
Week 4

Is future now?

  • + Is a common future possible? How can it be founded from today?
  • + The future tense in the midst of a predicament between me and us.
  • + How can we make a common future possible?
  • + Manifesto for "Us in the Future"