Telling Stories About Our Future — in an Age of Climate Change
Can hopeful stories created with world-building inspire moviegoers and serie-streamers and activate change in their behaviour?
In this essay I am reflecting on how I have been triple challenging myself as a production designer in the film industry.
Challenge 1: TELL a different kind of story on climate change
Challenge 2: CREATE it with the world-building method as a starting point
Challenge 3: PRODUCE it as climate-neutral as possible
With the fictional world of the Pacific Patch People at the center of my two-year masters, I have done theoretical research of which you will read my findings in the document to your left. These findings have influenced the practical side of my studies (creating a world-building bible and a short film about this future civilisation) to a great and quite unforeseen extent.
In case you don't have time to read the whole essay right now:
listen to the spoken manifesto instead: 13 STATEMENTS!