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Ideas, as well as people, now move more freely. We have put new models, drawn from other classes and other parts of the world, before the local people, creating new aspirations and new ideas.
Michael Young and Peter Willmott.
Family and Kinship in East London, 1957

Ecologies of Change: Five lessons I’ve learnt from our work with MONDRAGON the world’s largest worker-led industrial cooperative

Date: | Posted by: Dr Mary Hodgson

Date: June 29 2017

Posted by: Dr Mary Hodgson

 

This week, after a year and a half researching on the MONDRAGON Corporation, Director of Research, Mary Hodgson, attended a day with small co-operatives, academics and city stakeholders in Leeds to discuss the role of civil society organisations in creating inclusive economies. Read her top five thoughts from the day.

The importance of responsibility

Date: | Posted by: Hannah Rich

Date: June 19 2017

Posted by: Hannah Rich

 

Hannah Rich, researcher on the SIC project, spoke with Matija Raos from KIKI Innovation Collab host centre in Zagreb, Croatia, run by the Croatian Independent Professionals Association, about her experience on the project so far.  How do you feel the process has gone so far? It’s been a really interesting journey for us because of having… → Read More

Co-creation workshops across 5 cities

Date: | Posted by: Hannah Rich

Date: April 12 2017

Posted by: Hannah Rich

 

Social innovation can be understood as innovative ideas which simultaneously are good for society and enhance society’s capacity to act. Through the experimentation work package of SIC, we are working with local partners, using the tools and methods of social innovation to co-create solutions to collectively defined local issues and challenges. We recruited 5 diverse… → Read More