Re-inhabiting a new territory of feeling

If we have been living through The Great Flattening, then what we need is A Great Unflattening. We can keep the things that have proven so useful, and necessary for this next stage of our civilisation — there is no need to throw what is useful away. …

Just over a year ago we created the The Impossible Train Story. Now we invite you to #FinishTheStory — join us to write your own ending to the story and join a movement of collective civic imagining.

Last year we launched the Impossible Train Story, an imaginary narrative practice that invites people to imagine the pandemic scenario through the metaphor of a train which has been moving since they can remember, and suddenly stops.

The story is an exercise of Moral Imaginations, the practice of stretching your…

It’s time to accept that an increasingly complex world, we need to adapt to more nuanced stories and resist the urge to hone in on the one that is the most black-or-white.

One of the things that make us unique among our Earth-dwelling family members is our inherent need for stories.

By ‘stories’ I don’t just mean those that are fictional — I mean the stories we tell ourselves about who we are, why we are here, what we are doing, and…

Re-inhabiting a territory of feeling — by Moral Imaginations

Perception determines our map of the world

If you’ve read the story Flatland, you’ll know about the idea that we are limited to perceiving the world with the senses we have available to us. The 1884 novel tells the story of a square existing in a two-dimensional world, alongside other two-dimensional objects. …

Digital organising is becoming key to movement building and community organising. But are all digital platforms equal?

On Friday I had the great pleasure of participating in a panel on the Transition Network’s What Next? Summit which is going on right now. This is being held by Transition: Bound Forward and runs over three weeks from 3rd-20th March and each week is themed the following: What…

Phoebe Tickell

Cares about the common good. Building capacity for deep systems change. Complexity & ecosystems obsessive. Experiments for everything. 10 yrs #systemsthinking.

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