“All that you touch You Change. All that you Change Changes you." Octavia E. Butler
Seeding Futures is the first of its kind long-term youth focused exhibit on the life and work of American science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006).Tweet Share
On March 9, 2024, the exhibit entitled Octavia E. Butler: Seeding Futures will open to the public at the New Children’s Museum! The exhibit will be a room-sized installation that imaginatively embodies Butler’s story through a speculative rendering that explores Butler’s childhood inspirations and influences. While interacting with the exhibit, youth and multi-generational audiences will be able to engage in worldmaking to imagine fantastical ways to adapt to and shape change in the future.
Leading up to the exhibit, we’ve collaborated with a network of advisors, community partners and artists to envision and plan this exhibit. In August 2023, we hosted the Seed-to-Tree workshop! Community members attended the gathering for a weekend of art making through different mediums, creative writing, and sharing their ideas for the upcoming exhibit. Thank you to the Seed-to-Tree community who joined us for an imaginative and inspiring weekend!
Join us on March 9 at The New Children’s Museum to experience Octavia E. Butler: Seeding Futures!
March 9: Octavia E. Butler Seeding Futures Panel
Join us for a free panel discussion on Saturday, March 9 from 2-3pm at UCSD Park and Market.Register Here
Octavia E. Butler
Photographer: Mark Hanauer
Seed-to-Tree Workshop August 2023
This two-day gathering explored the legacy and life of award-winning visionary author Octavia E. Butler through an interactive workshop with selected Earthseed Fellows. Scroll for highlights of this amazing collaboration!