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.
Welcome to WSABD Public Talk on Sunday Nov 18!
At Baltic Circle Festival WSABD also takes the form of a performative dinner (fully booked).
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.
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