The neighbourhood as a commons
The Day of the Good Life as a catalyst for an urban transformation towards sustainability
What would our cities look like if they were designed and governed bottom-up, by the citizens themselves, as commons? If such an idea does not reflect the reality of an entire city 365 days a year, then we could start with one day a year in one neighbourhood. This is the core of the approach to transformation behind the Day of the Good Life, Tag des guten Lebens in German.
Why we need to switch the story for the Great Transition to succeed
From a narrative of oppression to a story of human evolution
I have been convening conversations about the role of activism in tackling the root causes of climate change, inequality etc. for more than ten years. During the last three years, the conversations in social justice and environmental activist spaces have changed considerably.
Systemic Activism in a Polarised World
The dogmatic attitude that people we dislike and disagree with are incapable of contributing to the future will only cripple our ability to engage with reality. Instead, can we be open to questioning our long-held beliefs and truly listen to diverse points of view and perspectives about systems change?
Re.imagining Activism – A practical guide for the Great Transition
Based on the research collated and the ideas and experiences generated by the Smart CSOs Lab, our booklet Re.imagining Activism – A practical guide for the Great Transition is a practical tool for activists and social change leaders. It provides guidance and support to activists who want to make a meaningful contribution to this deeper change.
Video: “The Numbers”
In a world ruled by money, everything has a price. Even you. But it hasn’t always been this way, and it won’t be like this forever. The market / a money-oriented world isn’t a law of nature. It was created by humans. And humans can change it.