The only cities worth building, indeed the only futures worth dreaming of, are those that include all of us, no matter who we are or how we make homes for ourselves.
Like DNA to our bodies, housing is the building block of thriving communities. It is the critical link connecting our culture, health, education, economic capacity, history, and belonging. Like many cities around the world, Santa Fe is facing a major housing crisis. The lack of affordable housing, coupled with concerns around displacement, has many residents wondering about the sustainability of our city.
In partnership with New Mexico Inter-Faith Housing, the Santa Fe Community Foundation, and the Santa Fe Art Institute, Creative Santa Fe will host a public dialogue event to examine current issues in housing, highlight affordable housing initiatives led by local organizations, and explore bold, disruptive ideas for a future where everyone has access to housing.
What does science fiction have to do with housing?
“Are we brave enough to imagine beyond the boundaries of ‘the real’ and then do the hard work of sculpting reality from our dreams?” This question is posed by the creators of Octavia’s Brood, a published anthology and working group of visionary leaders who help communities create pathways to social justice through the powerful tool of science fiction. We will bring Gabriel Teodros of Octavia’s Brood to Santa Fe to help “uncover the truths buried in the fantastical – and to inject a healthy dose of the fantastical into our search for truth.”
Featuring Local Guest Speakers: Zane Fischer, Alicia Inez Guzmán, Joseph Kunkel, and Councilor Renee Villarreal.
Doors open at 5:00 pm. No registration required for this free event. Seats will be distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis. Spanish translation will be available/traducción en español estará disponible. Food and drinks will be provided.
Gabriel Teodros, Octavia’s Brood, is a musician and writer from South Seattle who first made a mark with the group Abyssinian Creole, and reached an international audience with his critically-acclaimed solo debut Loveword. He has since set stages on fire all across the US, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Ethiopia and South Africa; often in combination with workshops on creative writing, music, history and media literacy.
Liz Ogbu is a designer, urbanist, and social innovator. She is an expert on social and spatial innovation in challenged urban environments globally. Through her multidisciplinary design and innovation consultancy, Studio O, she collaborates with/in communities in need to leverage the power of design to catalyze sustained social impact.
About Octavia’s Brood: Octavia’s Brood is a published anthology and working group of visionary leaders who help communities create pathways to social justice through the powerful tool of science fiction.
In conjunction with this Disruptive Futures Dialogue, the Housing for All Coalition and The City of Santa Fe, Office of Affordable Housing will host a summit to discuss next-step actions for affordable housing:
Housing the Future: A Santa Fe for All
Saturday, June 30th 9:30-11:30 AM at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design
How do we create inclusive neighborhoods and homes for everyone?
Please join us to learn more about the potential, the challenges and contribute to the solutions!
Special guests. Interactive exchange. Cooperative design projects. Coffee, snacks and more!
Sponsored by: SFAI, Creative Santa Fe, Housing for All Coalition, and The City of Santa Fe, Office of Affordable Housing