In The People’s Palace of Possibility we ask questions about the future—how to make it better, fairer, kinder. It doesn’t have to be a massive change. Just steps in the right direction.
The Palace exists to shape the future that is coming our way: tomorrow, next year, next century.
“…Does the Palace actually exist?” The Palace started as a fiction. But it is becoming a real thing. We will be building a Palace. Very slowly. These things take time.
“So, it’s like a character from a book coming to life?” Yeah, a bit.
What the Palace is, and what it will become, is still changing:
It began as a theatre show, where the audience was invited to describe their own utopia, and to talk about how it could be realised. The audience became “Palace Citizens” and reimagined the world. We used a lot of cardboard and clay.
When Covid appeared on the scene, the Palace had to arrive in the post: as letters, and recordings, as a place that was imagined from home. Palace Citizens declared their utopian visions in their neighbourhoods. They seemed to get into it and together created this archive: https://palacearchive.co.uk/
More recently we’ve decided to make the Palace a real place. Maybe it’s a building downtown, or a woodland, or a takeaway van. It will be somewhere you can actually visit. Right now we are building it room by room. We’ll be posting more about this soon.
Hope to see you at the Palace one day,
The Bare Project
CHECK OUT THE PALACE RADIO! Including memories, recipes, and the crunchy bits of what food justice means, and the politics of kitchens… https://palacearchive.co.uk/palaceradio/