Losing Forward: Lessons from Organising for Narrative Change
“Shifting long-standing narratives requires deep alignment within a progressive ecosystem, as well as the resources to both build long-term organising and narrative infrastructure and push out stories at scale.”
How Can Content Help Unlock Imaginations?
The team at Rubber Republic propose an approach to testing engaging content around future visions, to help people connect to different futures and their own agency in reaching them.
Promoting anti-racist narratives in development sector research
Background to a report which looks at the challenges and opportunities for change, for “researchers wanting to address racial bias when creating knowledge products.”
Prince William’s Jubilee Speech
Nicky reflects on the effectiveness of the Duke of Cambridge’s framing, a good example of robust guidance being used wholesale by a trusted spokesperson.
Climate policy dragged into culture wars as a ‘delay’ tactic, finds study
Coverage of a new report by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, which exposes the tactics of a small group of predatory delayers presenting themselves as ‘rationalist’ environmentalists.
Youth and Extremism in the Digital Era
“Ultimately, radicalisation and extremism can be prevented by protecting vulnerable minds, showing alternatives and building dialogue that encourages a collective societal effort.”
Imagination Activism: exploring radically better futures (and SolarPunk)
Phoebe shares thoughts on “how we can find the learning tools that will bridge to the future we want to envision, and how we translate those visions of the future into values.”
Let’s Build The Future Together
The conservative/alt-right media outlet has raised $100m and is launching 'DW Kids' to create “content families can trust”. Their message: “enough with the complaining. It’s time for conservatives to create, invent and build the world we want to see. How? By partnering with those who love America as much as we do...Americans have been waiting for these alternatives.”
With the left asleep at the wheel, the right has surged ahead with its cynical anti-woke narrative
An urgent call for progressives to overcome “paralysis” and “start telling a story of our own” that can counter the infectious (and extremist) anti-woke narrative. The Race Class Narrative offers a route forward.
The Nature Connection Handbook
“Research shows that the closer we get to nature, the happier we are, the more worthwhile life seems, and the more we are willing to take action to help our wildlife and the environment. In the context of the problems our climate and wildlife are facing, closer relationships with nature are more necessary than ever before.”