What If Communities Had Spaces Where They Could Come Together to Imagine?

Our understanding of communities has shifted during the Covid-19 pandemic. Local communities have come together to help those who are vulnerable, share food, and develop support networks. Other spaces have felt abandoned during lockdown. In this unique time, we now have the chance to pause and re-imagine how we want these civic spaces to act and…

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Our Summer of Empathetic Action

Empathy and imagination are radical tools for reshaping how we view the world, especially when battling injustices. In this long read from K.Page Stuart Valdes, she takes us through the importance of empathy when dismantling racism, and how the Black Lives Matter movement is using it to reimagine a fairer world. June 2020 may be…

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The Desirability Of Storytellers

Why do we tell stories? When you think about it, storytelling is a weird activity: Rather than engage in ‘productive’ tasks (such as  acquiring money, resources or status), individuals choose to spend much of their time listening to and telling stories which seem to serve little purpose other than to entertain and enthrall. This fascination with stories is not…

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