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Money: in terms of social change, it’s both ‘beauty and the beast’

Money: in terms of social change, it’s both ‘beauty and the beast’

A new series recently has been launched   on the site of Open Democracy, issues on money and social transformation. "Is money a curse or a cure in relation to injustice and inequality?"  Welcome to a provocative new series on the role of money in the transformation of society. Follow the series through the link below. In this first article Michael Edwards revers to the pape...

Events

Sustainable Coffee Conference

Sustainable Coffee Conference

The production, processing, commercialisation and consumption of coffee traverses a great number of social and environmental spheres, starting with farms in tropical countries, and ending in coffee bars and households in Europe and the United States.Although the popularity of coffee is increasing, the future of the sector is bleak. The effects of changing climate conditions are felt in differen...

Videos

Ignite event Tales of Innovation, from triggers to tools

Ignite event Tales of Innovation, from triggers to tools

Back-to-back with the two-day Open for Change event, an Ignite event took place in the afternoon of October 10th, 2013, in the Van Nelle factory, Rotterdam. Fifteen speakers presented daring perspectives and inspiring thoughts on how people all over the world are actively shaping their societies. Red threads through all the talks was the power of arts, pleasure and playfulness as driving forces...

News

Development, Impact & You (DIY)

Development, Impact & You (DIY)

Toolkitting transformation – by Remko Berkhout & Josine Stremmelaar. Our writing of this blog competed with our reading of Russel Shorto’s Amsterdam¹. Shorto’s analysis of the turbulent late 16th/17th Century is instructive for change agents struggling to transform contemporary societies. Early 17th Century Europe was in a state of chaos. Citizens, merchants and  politicians alike...

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How to work with wicked problems?

A video by Hivos and Kennisland

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