We Should All Be Dreaming is a series of sessions that focus on the radical potential of dreaming as a restorative and subversive practice. It comes with a straightforward suggestion: we should all be dreaming radical utopian dreams of common futures. Situating itself somewhere between a choreographed gathering, a performance and a lecture the sessions gently invite the participants to spend time together, listen together and dream together.
WSABD is a collaboration between choreographer Sonya Lindfors and writer and activist Maryan Abdulkarim who both are interested in radical utopian and decolonial practices. In a world plagued by fear, anger and hate of the unknown WSABD makes a strategic deviation – it does not only fight against, react to or reveal the grim realities but instead works as a platform of soft resistance by making space for communal coexistence.
At Baltic Circle Festival WSABD takes the form of a performative dinner and a public talk.
Sonya Lindfors is a Helsinki-based choreographer and artistic director. In all her work Lindfors pursues to shake and challenge existing power structures, penetrate the society and empower the community.
Maryan Abdulkarim is a Helsinki-based writer and activist. She’s interested in themes relating to freedom.
The three-course dinner served during the evening is created by Ossi Paloneva, the Head Chef of waste food restaurant Loop who also cooks on the wild food programme VILLD. At his work Paloneva concentrates on political and ecological aspects of food.
Working group: Sonya Lindfors, Maryan Abdulkarim, Eero Aaltonen, Roy Boswell, David Munoz and local collaborators
Commissioned in the framework of Urban Heat project which is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union
Co-produced by Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, Spring Performing Arts Festival Utrecht and UrbanApa
Supported by Kone Foundation
Photo: Antti Kekki