Douglas Coupland on art and potential to cause social change

This is from a short author interview at the back of Douglas Coupland’s 2009 book, Generation A, which I have reviewed elsewhere. It stuck in my mind because of the things I was hearing at the Breakout Pioneer Conference last week, about the imagination and creativity and its role in being prophetic, speaking to the culture and initiating the possible.

Can fiction save the world from ecological disaster? I don’t think any art form can, but in concert with other forms, a new sensibility can be created and that will, in turn, cause change.

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