Critical Imagination and Transformative Change | Seminar at Social Innovation Summit 10 November 2020
From Richard Topgaard
Numerous research reports argue that we need a profound transformation of society if we want to have a healthy planet in the future with good living conditions for all. To be able to understand what such transformations could imply, many academics, activists, civil servants, policy makers, and global movements have increasingly paid attention to how we can re-imagine taken for granted foundations in society, and how we can explore radically different scenarios of our future life.
This seminar sets out to discuss what the opportunities and challenges are to engage in processes of radical re-imagination and transformative change. Especially since many of us simultaneously have to spend much of our time struggling and coping with complex everyday problems and solving urgent issues.
Dougald Hine, co-founder of the Dark Mountain Project and the School of Everything, runs the learning community A school called HOME; Eva Moe, head of Reglab, a forum for knowledge and capacity building focusing on regional development in Sweden; Maria Larsson, public officer at Region Västra Götaland; Ann Light and Per-Anders Hillgren, Malmö University.