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Putting younger generations - including those not yet born (!) - into a national strategy. Interesting, participatory work from School of International Futures. With a well-documented methodology for others working in a similar space. They are also running a session on 8 December to discuss how the proof of concept went and what others could learn from it. Email them to get a space.
Enjoying Millie Begovic’s run of blogs. Her most recent noodle is around the idea of transcending the ‘technical-only’ solutions in times of uncertainty. Especially the point on “nurturing the space in which different perspectives collide.”
This piece takes a look at a theme we’ve come back to a few times; trust. Looking at how in Vietnam (considered to have had a “good pandemic”) both the government and the general population came to a point of trusting each other. But that was by no means inevitable.
This beautiful video on networks and resilience is worth 4 minutes of your time. Especially if you’re thinking about how *waves hands frantically at everything* might someday change.
If you’re in local government playing a role to tackle the climate crisis you may get something from this course on participatory budgeting and building public consensus around the need for climate action.
The Human-Centred Design Playbook is a guide for public servants, designers and citizens interested in design frameworks, project plans and tactical tools for delivering better social outcomes.
The Sydney Policy Lab is looking for people who want to help connect big new ideas to real movements for change. Two roles, a project manager and a policy officer. Deadline 8 December.
Able to represent complex and emerging stories visually? The RSA are looking for visual storytellers and illustrators to explore how communities adapted and responded to the 2020 crises. Deadline 13 December.
Design studio Snook are still looking for a host of roles, from content design to service design, to work on projects across the UK. Deadline 14 December.
OPSI are looking for someone for their anticipatory regulation team. If you’re comfortable with futures thinking, emerging tech, foresight… then you should apply by 16 December.
The Design Council (UK) is refreshing its network of associates, specialists and partners to better reflect society. They’re looking to include more people from different ethnic and geographic backgrounds, with different abilities and with wider specialisms across biodiversity and climate. Could that be you? Apply from14 December.
🤡 Lastly, academic article of the year? Confronting indifference toward truth: Dealing with workplace bullsh*t includes, I kid not, the C.R.A.P. framework. Can also recommend the jargon stripping BlaBlaMeter for extreme examples of obfuscating language in need or remedial work.