What does 'local' mean in a world where we can be connected with and exposed to different people, emergent ways of thinking and doing and different cultures?
Noel Hatch, Author at NewStart
Systems change doesn’t happen because an actor, however powerful, wants it to happen. Let’s take the example of the social model of disability. It took a generation between campaigners building a successful coalition around it, to then creating new rights and society accepting this model as natural.
The story of Christmas has a magical way of creating a civic spirit that goes beyond churchgoers and Coca Cola drinkers. It creates a civic identity that we can call upon to take part in and create our own forms of solidarity.
What does local mean when the shop window of an eBay trader is closer to you on your laptop than the independent clothes store down your high street?
How can we create 'in between spaces' which are at the intersection of spontaneous and curated activities, of formal and informal design, and of intimate and collective interactions?
From the Jarrow March to Jack Kerouac, travelling has always surfaced voices that weren’t being heard and uncovered new ways of solving problems. It’s a method that’s always been used in developing countries, it’s an effective tool social enterprises & charities can use to better understand the people they serve.