Roots of Reimagining

My research into social change is rooted in the understanding that change is hard because of the effects of interlocking institutions which hold things in place. When the covid-19 pandemic hit the world, rapid change occurred overnight. With travel restrictions, massive shifts to work-from-home and lockdowns, I thought – here is a chance to stopContinue reading “Roots of Reimagining”

Navigating between dystopia and utopia

“Since about 500 years BC, we know that “No man ever steps in the same river twice” (Heraclitus). As ubiquitous change ever might be, however, it has always been challenging to explain, predict or enact societal change. The dialectics of societal change seem to imply that a readiness for change is inextricably linked to theContinue reading “Navigating between dystopia and utopia”

Rebuilding toward a different future

As we face up to the COVID-19 crisis, there have been some vague exhortations not to ‘waste the crisis’ and use it as the basis for a ‘system reboot’. There have also been some hasty, opportunistic and unconvincing statements of how we should respond that often appear to be the same-old messages repackaged for theContinue reading “Rebuilding toward a different future”