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.
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.”
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.”