The Great Simplification
An accessible new animation series based on the podcast of the same name, in which Nate Hagens “explores the systems science underpinning the human predicament.”
Stories For Life – Animation
A short new animation seeking to convey the core ideas at the heart of the Stories For Life work.
Polling: Rising energy bills
“What are voters thinking about rising energy bills? TL:DR it's pretty different to what a small fringe of climate sceptic MPs have been promoting.” Read on for four key findings.
Polling: Everyday Levelling Up
“Analysis showing that ‘levelling up’ has cut through with the public, with 7/10 having heard of it. With that high awareness comes high expectations & Brits have clear vision of what the policy should look like”
An 8-week course offering an ‘an exploration into being together’, delivered by a long list of folk including Bayo Akomalefe, Nora Bateson, Jeremy Lent, Tiokasin Ghosthorse and Adah Paris.
What is MAPA?
A post explaining the term MAPA, for those unfamiliar with it. It stands for Most Affected People and Areas, and we’ll be hearing it alot as Loss and Damage rises up the climate agenda.
A 2021 narrative reading list to launch your 2022
In case this newsletter leaves you wanting more, see NI’s roundup of ‘articles, essays, resources, podcasts and more that made us think about how narrative change is working today.’
Transforming Narrative Waters
‘Growing the practice of deep narrative change in the UK’. An assessment of the current state of play, with clear guidance for funders seeking to invest in transformative change.
It’s Bloody Complicated: How To Stop Fascism
Accompanying his book with the same title. His guidance suggests a similar approach to what we describe as seeking the symphony from the cacophony: only by coming together and acting now can we counter this threat.
Peaceful protest is under threat from the new policing bill
As Cop26 made clear, the climate fight is also inseparable from wider calls for justice – and the voices of peaceful protesters can’t afford to be silenced.
Global Citizens’ Assemblies, a bold idea that needs our support!
The overton window has clearly shifted on Citizens Assemblies, with even publications like Forbes recognising the urgent need for inclusive, participatory democratic processes "that can transform what’s politically possible...exactly what’s needed to tackle the climate and ecological crisis."