A Workbook for Dreaming
A strategy to break this chain is examining “vacant” land for what it is— full of life, richness, relations, and dreams—and animating it with a different dream than the immiseration industry can propose. To break the cycle, there has to a be VISION of what could be, grounded in life, justice, and thriving, that can compete with the immiseration visions of big industry. This guide walks a facilitator through four processes. First, it helps think through selection of a PLACE, a building or landscape that the participants identify as needing a new future that the Green New Deal can help support. Second, the guide details a Research process of coming to know the PLACE in question. Third, the workbook details a design process, the process of developing a unique, grounded VISION for that particular PLACE. Finally, the guide asks, What is Next? What can we do with a VISION? What can a dream become?
This is a workbook for activists who want to put a stick in the wheel of industrial control in Appalachia by facilitating dreams of a different future than mines, pipelines, and prisons.
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