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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: 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.

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Social Innovation Lab give insights into the role of the facilitator

Date: June 19 2017

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Hannah Rich caught up with Stella Kalac from the Social Innovation Lab in Croatia, about SIC’s experimentation work. How do you feel the process has gone so far? Participating in this process has been an eye-opening experience. It was interesting for SIL to do experimentation along with CIPA and the City of Zagreb; both can... Find out more

The importance of responsibility

Date: June 19 2017

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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... Find out more