Call for Students: Imagine a Fearless Future with the Fearless Collective Workshop Series

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Call for Students: Imagine a Fearless Future with the Fearless Collective Workshop Series

Join Shilo Shiv Suleman, artist and founder of Southeast Asia-based public art project Fearless Collective, as she guides our community in a series of virtual, immersive discovery workshops that reclaim self-representation for women and misrepresented communities.

Gold Route students, are you looking for options to fulfill your two Extended Leadership Experience requirements? This program is perfect for you!

There are two interactive tracks that encourage participants to reimagine the components of their future world. Each cohort is limited to 15-20 students and will meet three times over the course of winter break with the goal of transforming the discoveries of these online meetings into a community-inspired project in late spring 2021.

This opportunity is open to all Georgia Tech students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels who want to move beyond critical thinking and into a space of imagination and creative solutions for future worlds free from fear. Gain experience with design thinking for creative problem-solving, which you can add to your resume or apply to academic research.

Interested students must be available for all sessions within their chosen track and complete a short registration form.

Topic tracks:

  1. Health, Care, and Healing – January 5 (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.), January 12 (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.), and January 15 (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
  2. Earth, Economy, and Resources – January 6 (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.), January 8 (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.), and January 13 (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Phases for each track:

Phase 1: Virtual Imaginarium (1 session, 3 hours)

  • In this first exercise, participants will let go of current realities that we don’t want and articulate the antidote (what we do want) and begin imaging alternatives to current realities.

Phase 2: Incubation (2 sessions, 2 hours each)

  • Participants will take ideas shared in the first session and work in teams to manifest the visions into a concept for a tangible output that can be shared with the larger community, such as an educational book, app, website, or even a new technology.

Phase 3: Mentorship (TBD, spring 2021)

  • Cohort members who wish to continue in the process will work together under Fearless Collective’s mentorship to further realize their project(s) and share them with the campus and larger communities..

The registration deadline is December 4, 2020.

The Fearless Future workshops series is presented by Georgia Tech Arts in partnership with Georgia Tech’s LGBTQIA Resource Center and Women’s Resource Center.