Libia Brenda
Libia Brenda
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Books & Debates

COP Conversations: New Futures

Rikki Ducornet & Libia Brenda
Sun 22 May 2022
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Be a witness as two fantastical minds imagine how we can create a kinder, more empathetic future

In Marwa Al-Sabouni's Building for Hope she speaks about the generational differences in perspectives between herself and her daughter. Reflecting on the potential for finding revolutionary solutions by having an intergenerational approach, we curated these Change our Planet (COP) conversations between writers and thinkers of different generations. From the natural world to the built environment, the COP Conversations encourage us to craft the future of our planet hand-in-hand, with open minds.

Eternally subversive, Rikki Ducornet has been a devotee of the speculative from the start of her career, but in her latest novel Trafik, she orients her speculation forward in her first ever sci-fi novel, imagining an Earth gone in a catalogue of catastrophes. 

In New Futures, Rikki is in conversation with Libia Brenda, literature critic and the first Mexican woman nominated for the prestigious Hugo Award for the anthology A Larger Reality/Una realidad más amplia, which she edited.