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.”
Narrative Change: A Compilation Part 1
Ruth has gathered work from across the field into a single thread, to form a handy reference and a useful intro for newcomers joining the field.
Narrative Change: A Compilation Part 2
Trevor follows-up Ruth’s thread above with a focus on POC leaders, mostly in the US, noting that “as with most spaces, this field is dominated by white voices”.
What Makes Narrative Change So Hard?
Understanding ‘systems justification theory’ prompts a compelling case for revealing reactionary tactics/contradictions and the development of a wide range of vision/imagination/futures work.
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.
Old Thinking Will Break Your Brain
Thoughts on “worldview collapse” and “why updating the way we look at the world is so critical now, and so hard, and how we can get better at doing it.”
‘Fairness’ in UK Climate Advocacy: A User’s Guide
Fairness is a shared concern, but to avoid polarisation around highly emotionally-charged topics, this “complex terrain” must be navigated “with authenticity and empathy” – here’s how.
Navigating the mysteries
“Storyteller and mythologist Martin Shaw invites us to subvert today’s voices of certainty and do the hard work of opening to mystery...what if we reframed 'living with uncertainty' to 'navigating mystery'? There’s more energy in that phrase. The hum of imaginative voltage.”
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.”