Get Net Zero Right
(Youtube) The recording of a crucial discussion about ‘net zero’, moderated by Fiona Harvey, and featuring Farhana Yamin, Tzeporah Berman, Richard Black, James Dyke, Jennifer Morgan, Nigel Topping, Gonzalo Munoz and Tom Hale.
“An afternoon of talks and conversations exploring how we define, grow and resource Imagination Infrastructuring, and the importance of collective imagination.”
Shifting norms through culture change and strategy
On the relationship between Culture Change work and Strategic Comms, covering “narrative structures, archetypes, and a whole-system ecological approach to transforming cultural norms for social change.” Brilliantly clear and shareable.
Systems language for narrative power
“Distancing people from systems also distances people from their power. We accept dominant narratives if the stories they tell and challenges they present seem insurmountable.”
IFS Tax Lab
“Created to provide better access to impartial information about how the UK tax system works, the effects it has on different people and businesses, and the options for reform.” (see coverage)
Beyond thinking: using imagination and feeling to make sense of the world
A rallying cry to unite spirit and science, with a crisp overview of sense-making, warm data, embodied cognition, and the role science has played to date in separating us from nature.
10 key skills for 21st Century Citizenship
“...that we all need to survive and thrive, in an age teetering between breakdown and breakthrough...crucial for helping us become a larger us rather than a them-and-us.”
Boris Johnson knows exactly what he’s doing
‘As ever with Johnson, it’s hard to discern true belief from narrative skill’...“People live by narrative,” he told me. “Human beings are creatures of the imagination.”’
If nothing sticks to this government, it’s because no-one is making it stick
‘“The truth” about any government is itself a narrative, not merely a set of facts. In public discourse, “the truth” is an argument, and one that has to be made often, consistently and persuasively for it to stick.’
What we learned at the Stories For Life virtual gathering
Coverage of last week’s event, where Ella Saltmarshe, Carlota Sanz, Kumi Naidoo, Immy Kaur and Andres Roberts, discussed how our stories can help us design an Economy in Service to Life.
From win-win to net zero: would the real sustainability please stand up?
‘Contrary to early hopes that a win-win narrative might stimulate sufficient voluntary action to constitute ‘enough sustainability’, the learning has emphatically been that win-win cannot scale to deliver enough ecological improvement, fast enough.’