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World Building


Feminist Futures is a workshop series created by Graphic Designer Caitlin Conlen and Paisley Smith. 

Imagine and build a future world using worldbuilding, creative collaboration, and low-fi, DIY techniques.

What does an ideal future look like to you? Get messy, get creative, and envision a collective intersectional Feminist Future.  In this workshop, participants will learn about world building, intersectional feminism, and bring home an artefact from the future! 

World Building values story as a way to predict and solve issues. Stories help us open up dialogue and think through issues on a personal and global scale. The workshop uses low-fi, DIY, and hands-on craft materials and a collaborative ideation process to create the world, and build artifacts from the future world we design.

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Feminist Futures has been taught at organizations including the Los Angeles Feminist Center for Creative Work, Processing Community Day at UCLA, Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival, North Carolina State University Libraries, Alt Summit, and with individuals looking to enrich projects and story worlds.

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To book a world building workshop, please contact Paisley here. 

Paisley excels at setting up smart, comprehensive workshops. After her World Building session, I was as motivated and inspired as I’ve been in a while. Her spirit is infectious, as she brings a lot of fun and joy to the activities. Her session helped me and my team redesign key elements of our program, and gave me the tools to reimagine the future of our work. I wholeheartedly recommend Paisley!

Beata Calinska, Sundance Institute 

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