In this workshop, authors have been invited to write stories about a noncapitalist future in Israel and in the world, stories that will break through the confines of contemporary political thought and the boundaries of prose writing in Israel, which tends to be limited to liberal-humanist perspectives and to various realistic genres. In the course of the workshop participants will read literary and theoretical texts on topics related to postcapitalism and utopian writing. The stories that will be written as part of this project will be collected in an anthology of prose to be tentatively titled The Days of Tomorrow. The group members will focus on the following fundamental questions: Is it possible to imagine an egalitarian and democratic society that is not subjugated to the profit principle? And what will be the political, economic, and social characteristics—as well as sexual relations, identity, and religion—of such a society?
Speculative Fiction: The Days of Tomorrow
Kfir Cohen Lustig The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
Shani Bar-Tuvia The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute