During this first futuring exercise, one in a series of three, as part of the cultural program of the 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union with the support of Arts Council Malta and the Valletta 2018 Foundation, we are delighted to have Changeist hosting that exercise, focussing on the exploration of a Post-Citizenship Future.
Migrants, cosmopolitans, refugees, ex-pats, aliens, transplants, leavers, joiners - we have many words to describe people who move to be part of a group, place or idea they value.
The workshop will investigate the ideas of soft and hard ‘citizenship’, membership and belonging, and how these notions may change in the near future. It will briefly look at the role of Malta in the history of movement and belonging, look at forces that are redefining ‘citizenship’ today and in the near future, and design new forms of citizenship - of places, things, ideas or something completely different.
Through the creation of experiential scenarios, artefacts and media, we’ll explore these future forms as if they exist now.
Changeist is a post-national research, consulting and creative group that helps organizations navigate complex futures.
Founded in 2007, Changeist works with many different types of organizations—from public companies to venture groups, non-profits, cultural agencies, educational institutions and governments. With them, we identify emergent change, develop strategies that realize new possibilities, and apply traditional and new creative forms to explore these.