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Margaret Atwood made her name through dystopias. Now she wants to build a brighter future

Margaret Atwood made her name through dystopias. Now she wants to build a brighter future

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A Positive Vision of the Future

Author Margaret Atwood has imagined a future society that imprisons law-abiding citizens ("The Heart Goes Last"), a post-apocalyptic world filled with genetically modified creatures ("Oryx and Crake") and, most famously, a theocracy that forces fertile women to bear children for ...

Next year, the Canadian novelist and poet will lead a new online course titled "Practical Utopias: An Exploration of the Possible." Addressing issues from social inequality to healthcare, the eight-week program will put participants in virtual classrooms with experts from various fields to develo...

Hosted by online learning platform Disco, the course will see attendees join virtual seminars with the author. They will then take part in live workshops and develop "co-designed solutions" to present to Atwood, who was once 

"Our biggest challenge right now is the climate crisis... And we're going to have to be looking at costs and benefits, because there is no free lunch."

"If you, for instance, decide that we're all going to have vertical gardens," she added, referring to the use of buildings and walls to gro...

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