Culture Hack Issue One: Culture and the Anthropocene
“Mapping pathways of the transition to a post-Anthropocentric world...finding new life-affirming narratives that can guide us through the uncertain territories of this transition” in nine articles and a video. Also explore CHL’s new site, featuring more detail on their work and tools.
Spotlight on Impact Storytelling
“We offer this report to help those of us in the ecosystem see and understand ourselves: our roles, our relationships to one another, our strengths, and the opportunities we have to make improvements that will result in greater impact.”
Public Perceptions of the Cost of Living Scandal
Timely insight into what people think is driving the scandal (crisis), the impacts people are feeling now, and the solutions we should all be pursuing.
Video message by UN Secretary-General at the WGIII AR6 press conference
Another damning indictment of failed climate leadership, in which the UNSG calls out “lying” corporates and businesses, praises activists, and denounces new FF investment as “moral and economic madness”. Clips are being used by Just Stop Oil and XR.
Neoliberalism is not the Only Problem
“Any system will bring out negative human traits, unless this is explicitly taken into account and ‘built in’ to the solution.” If we hope for our work to move us into new systems, we should acknowledge this.
Belonging, Care and Repair
"The futures in this report offer glimpses of three alternative worlds in 2036: worlds where the most important things are belonging, care, and repair. They are neither utopian nor dystopian but somewhere in between; a little like real life, but fifteen years ahead."
Citizens: why the key to fixing everything is all of us
Building on the work of the New Citizenship Project, this is a rallying cry to reclaim our future as citizens, by shedding the consumer story and embracing the revitalising, transformative Citizen Story.
Challenging the “doctrine that people won’t change their behaviour to tackle the climate crisis…(which) props up power structures and protects high-emitters and elites.” Useful given the IPCC report’s upcoming inclusion of behaviour change (for the first time).
The Awesome Anthropocene Goals
The first edition of a vision for what might lie beyond the Sustainable Development Goals – “a chronicle of a future far better than is believable today...beautiful, rousing and hopeful by design.”
Insights on Countering Disinformation
A rich study based on a convening of 80+ diverse experts, covering how to approach disinformation systemically and leverage areas for change, and implications for funders.
Inspiring Action with the Climate Narrative Project
Working with leaders and communities to “create a vision of an ‘ecopolis’: where would like to live in the future – then reverse engineer or ‘backcast’ it to figure out what stories they need to bring to life to make it happen.”