Under the name The Art of Organising Hope, we want to start up a mobilization project. A project arising from the desire to search Europe for discourses and practices that embody alternatives for the existing world order. The name of the project – The Art of Organising Hope – refers to the subtitle of an Ana Cecilia Dinerstein book. She describes how successful, alternative practices and discourses are being developed in Latin America. We want to undertake the same quest in Europe.
The goal of this quest is to find and discover ideas, collaborations, concrete practices and organizational structures that foster a different societal order. An order that brings us closer to a more just and more durable world.
We assume there is no ready-made blueprint for a more ecological, more just world. Such a clear-cut model is not even desirable. We do assume that some discourses and practices may serve as a reflection (prefiguration) of such a world, and that they may trigger societal change.