Meet KAREN BLONDEL
Housing and Development
We dare you to imagine
the future we want to live in,
and support those making
it a reality.
Often when we imagine the future, we find our worst nightmares. Admittedly there's a lot to fear with what's ahead, and it's important to feel all of it. But what of the imagined futures of what we actually want? Where we adapt radically and gracefully, rooted in community resourcefulness and mutual aid? New systems, enlightened design, old wisdom renewed. It won't happen without us making it.
KNOW YOUR NEW YORKERS CHANGING THE CLIMATE
Change the Climate is an active philosophy. Climate is literal, social, and political– and if we're going to find long-lasting and meaningful responses to the changes upon us and ahead, we must address all of it at the same time.
Imagined Futures will focus on four areas of Climate: Housing and Development, Restoring our Relationship with land, System Change (policy), Youth Justice, and our Shoreline- We will focus on the people behind the work rather than just the work itself, diving into the past, present and future of our very real climate realities and community needs.
ROOTING FOR THE WORK
ON THE GROUND
Climate solutions can be romantic, but if created in silos or think-tanks not rooted in communities, they won’t solve anything.
Beginning in Red Hook this fall, we’re partnering with businesses, artists, teachers, thinkers and activists to actively imagine the future we want, and the work that needs to be done to do it.
In this particular and crucial time – ten years out from Sandy– Imagined Futures looks to galvanize, high-five and resource people and projects guiding us towards the future we owe to the earth… and each other.
There are people doing the work.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL BREWERIES
To raise funds and awareness, we’re partnering with five local NYC breweries who will each make their own specialized Imagined Futures beers with proceeds going directly to the climate superstars.
Beginning this October at Strong Rope Brewery in Red Hook.