Dream News #1
Dream News is an entity that gives the news of the future to its readers by today’s dreams. In standard newspapers we always read the news of the past, while the news of the future is hidden in today’s imaginations. Dream News is an experiment to create the future by sharing today’s dreams. The project emerged from the need to express and share our dreams; with a curiosity about others dreams and about what kind of future we want to build.
Can't the future be formed with our dreams instead of the remedies we produce for the problems we experience? This paper collects dreams from different places and communities with each issue; making them visible in order to be heard, realized, and to help them turn into others dreams as well. It contains the participants’ dreams, wishes, notes and drawings for the future.
The first issue of the newspaper was realized in Finland, at world's first zero waste town called Ii. This issue, “Dream News / Unelma Uutiset” was made within Lähde!, a project with the aim of preventing social exclusion.
The content and design of this issue was made together with the customers and colleagues of Myötätuuli mental health rehabilitation center in Ii, Tolppa mental health rehabilitation center in Oulu, and IiPaja center for the unemployed in Ii. The project is funded by European Social Fund and run by the Oulunkaari joint authority and Art Centre KulttuuriKauppila.