In these challenging times, we may be anxious, confused, scared; we may mourn, and we may hope: for that we have lost and for that which we yearn. The world that was seems gone, yet its memory is so near. It envelopes us every day with its familiarity, reacquainting us with what it was like before. We long to return to it, for things to be normal. But do we really want to return to how things were? We say no. We should not return to what led us here. We will look back, yes, to the paths we have taken, but we will use that knowledge to carve new trails, to new possibilities, to reimagined societies, in a Blazing New World.
This October, The NewBridge Project will celebrate its 11th birthday. We want to mark the occasion with our members and communities, bringing all together for a special series of events and creative discussions. Blazing New Worlds will explore the current and future roles of artist-led spaces within their communities, our own role in Shieldfield over the next 5 years, as well as the physical and political shifts revealed by Covid-19.