Big thanks to everyone who made [POLLEN] so amazing! We experimented with a new format and I think it’s been super successful. I can’t wait to see you all again in 2021 for more DDCSP programming! Check out the reading/viewing list for the whole series here

Reading/viewing/listening list:


  • What are the pros and cons of working within a system versus outside of a system you are trying to change?
    • How does this translate to our experiences in academia?
  • What does it mean when I assume who does or who does not have a college degree?
    • How is my reaction for either different?
  • “When enough of us follow it, however imperfectly, we will cut new trails leading out of the maze that entraps our civilization.”
    • Unofficial trails are called “social trails” in land management or “desire paths” in architecture.
    • And why am i judging that?
  • Will there be oppression in the future? What kind?
    • Is it beneficial for us to imagine a future without oppression?
    • Why are so many past and present sci-fi and futurism works still so focussed on oppressive systems?
  • What is technology's place in the future? 
    • We certainly can't go back.
    • Definition of technology: "the sum of the ways in which social groups provide themselves with the material objects of their civilization."
  • Are we made to outgrow environmentalism?