[Ideas Festival] Deep Thought Workshop: how to shape new narratives of hope

  • 02/12/2023
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Full Circle House, 89 Ch. de Vleurgat, 1050 Ixelles
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  • Available to everyone 1 month before the event date. Places are limited in number. Join the waiting list to receive tickets if more become available.
  • This ticket is for Full Circle members (all categories) and for under 30s and concessions (unwaged)
  • Access to all events on Saturday 2nd December
  • All events, all weekend
  • Free tickets for those who need it. Sign up to the waitlist and places will be allocated before the event.

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DEEP THOUGHT: how to shape new narratives of hope 

A friendly workshop on stuff that matters
with Andreea Petre-Goncalves

Ideas Festival  Conversations / Sat 2nd Dec / 12:30-2pm

In the Deep Thought series, Andreea offers opportunities to interrogate our ideas of what is normal and desirable in society. Together we walk towards the mindset shifts that are needed to protect our planet, make the world safe and ensure lives and dignity and meaning for all. Deep Thought is a space for courage and authenticity, with no stone left unturned. We build trust, encourage each other and take action together.

This is a two-hour workshop looking at practical ways of turning around unpromising political narratives, to revitalise democracy and help our world step back from the brink.

If you believe green politics doesn’t have to be misanthropic, and that progressive narratives don’t have to be individualistic, and that some justice and reconciliation is possible when we hold uncomfortable truths forgivingly, with love – join this two hour workshop where we put it all into practice. 

We will walk away with new ways of talking about our beliefs, connecting with each other and asking more of the right things from our decision-makers.

Open to everyone | Booking required
Bar open



Andreea was 8 years old when totalitarian Communism collapsed overnight in her native Romania. She saw then how quickly yesterday’s absolute truth can become tomorrow reviled atrocity. She knows that societal narratives can shift fast, and when they do, they make deep system re-set possible.

For two decades she worked for international development, human rights, health and sustainability in the EU institutions and international NGOs. In 2019 she set up Flare, a Brussels-based think-and-do tank that experiments with practical ways of shifting the collective ideas we hold of what is normal and desirable. This work builds on 15 years of her researching and writing about societal narrative shifts. She is a BMW Foundation Responsible Leader and a member of Global Diplomacy Lab.

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