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Climate change and Advances in renewable energy technologies have set the foundation for significant transitions to the economy and to accompanying work force skill requirements. As an energy state, Alaska is well-poised for this transition.

Energy security is a matter of justice, equity and resilience. In Alaska, we can build human capacity and energy infrastructure to reduce energy costs and create an inclusive workforce in renewable technologies. We will start in low-income Neighborhoods in Anchorage, Alaska, one of the United States’ most ethnically diverse cities with more than 100 languages ​​spoken in the city’s streets and schools.

Our actions will be simultaneously big and small – designed to take on the urgent needs of now while laying a foundation to build a future economy and opportunities that help transition into a more resilient, sustainable and just workforce. The ten-year vision includes building an innovation space to train local people for local jobs and ensure a Talent pipeline for home-grown clean industries. Our immediate vision Pilots workforce training programs for newcomers that combine vocational skills with language and cultural training to ease integration for immigrants and Refugees resettling in Alaska.

This will be an interactive session using The League of Intrapreneurs Case Clinic Methodology. This method is designed to tap the wisdom of the group to help this team of Alaska-based Dreamers and do-ers to identify tangible actions that help them to realize their vision for a just, equitable and sustainable Alaska. Energy entrepreneurs, newcomers, workforce development Specialists are invited to this, however, you don’t need to be a subject matter expert to join – just come with a capacity to listen Deeply, to ask challenging questions and to share generously your ideas and resources . Thank you!

Why: To build a fair, just and sustainable city

The Anchorage Coalition for Change, Alaska are a ragtag group of do-ers who come together to share a dream of equity and opportunity in a city located on the traditional lands of Indigenous peoples. We draw ingenuity and resilience from these lands and from the people who have thrived and survived here for Millenia. We seek a better future that honors the values ​​of welcoming, inclusion, resilience and sustainability and see energy as the heart of that opportunity.

Entrepreneurs are currently being trained in a narrow Silicon Valley model of success based on limited liability corporations, equity investment and profit. This approach actively reinforces the most damaging aspects of capitalism. How can we change this approach, so entrepreneurs around the world are inspired to build purpose-driven businesses that solve social and environmental problems, as well as generating profit?

The Trampery invites you to join us and reimagine a Radical new curriculum for the world’s entrepreneurs. As part of the Untitled initiative we are setting out to deliver a 12 month experiment called “Evo Untitled”. Our ambition is to pilot a completely reimagined Accelerator program, focused on social and environmental impact alongside profit, for 100 entrepreneurs in 5 locations around the world.

The seed for Evo Untitled is being sown by The Trampery, by the intention is to take it forward with a larger group of Untitled partners. Partners will be involved at every stage of the process: design, development and delivery of expert workshops. Crucially, the experiment will test the hypothesis that a large proportion of mainstream entrepreneurs will choose to establish a purpose-driven business if this option is included in their learning.

Join us for the workshop!

The 90 minute workshop will be fast paced and highly participative, facilitated by Tom Farrand. It will cover the following topics amongst others:

  • What should a reimagined Accelerator curriculum look like?
  • What kind of learning process triggers the Greatest creativity in entrepreneurs?
  • How can we change the dominant Silicon Valley ideology?
  • Which Untitled partners should be part of the experiment?
  • Which 5 locations in the world should we work with?

Charles Armstrong – Founder and CEO of The Trampery . Charles is an entrepreneur and social innovator based in London. In 1998, they worked with Michael Young establishing the School for Social Entrepreneurs. In 2009 he founded The Trampery, one of London’s earliest coworking ventures. Through its Workspace and Accelerator programs, The Trampery has helped more than 1,000 Ventures get started and grow. In London, Charles has worked with local and national government to establish the Tech City and Fashion District innovation clusters, whilst in Oslo, he led the development of the Tøyen Startup Village initiative.

Tom Farrand – Coach-in-residence of The Trampery. Tom has 23 years of experience in brand, business and social innovation and specializes in pioneering leadership development and learning experience design. He has been coached and ventured across multiple clients, sectors, geographies and types of organizations, holding leadership positions in P&G, WPP and Oliver Wyman before launching a series of social impact-focused Ventures including Swarm, Good for Nothing and The Wild Network.

The Trampery is committed to playing a role in the shift towards a more balanced form of capitalism, supporting entrepreneurs, startups and scaleups who pursue social and environmental benefits alongside profit.

Twitter: @thetrampery / @ car0lus / @tomfarrand

Websites: www.thetrampery.com

Images: The Trampery (C)

Related Untitled Agenda Themes : Reimagining the contract, Reimagining climate, Reimagining power, Reimaging human, Reimagining the economy

Fit for purpose tools for a government of the 20th century do not provide the solutions we need today. Public governance must increase their capabilities to not only strengthen trust and legitimacy, but deliver on tackling the Wicked problems of today. Can distributed Ledger technologies such as blockchain offer more than just the hype and be a part of the solution?

 In the workshop we will co-create and explore together desirable Futures of the use of distributed Ledger technology in the public sector. We start off from four concrete use cases being developed within the TOKEN project and use them as catapults for collective Imagination of a world where technology builds trust, transparency and legitimacy. 

The four use cases:

1) Public funding distribution in the EU 

2) Incorporating blockchain into active Smart Cities projects in Central Macedonia: Municipality of Katerini 

3) Re-Imaging urban logistics: Assessing the specific value of distributed Ledger technologies, DLTs for urban mobility 

4) Re-Imaging data valorisation services: Improving citizens’ lives whilst also increasing urban services efficiency and Exploring new economic models based on data valorization.

Launched in January 2020, TOKEN (Transformative Impact Of BlocKchain technologies in Public Services) is an EU funded project whose ultimate goal is to develop an experimental Ecosystem to enable the adoption of Distributed Ledger Technology and to test its value, via highly replicable Use Cases, as a driver for the Transformation of public services. TOKEN has received funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Grant Agreement No. 825268

Twitter handle (s): https://twitter.com/TOKEN_EU

Website: https://token-project.eu/

Source: Planetary Architecture

The Y-Foundation wants to experiment with a “Vertical Park” Prototype using ‘good life assets’.  Vertical Park is a next generation prototype of a living unit which combines working to housing, along with local food production, natural biodiversity and using Residents’ resources to promote their livelihoods. It is essentially a wooden structure for carbon-neutral construction where horizontal assets of good life are work, sustainability and residents’ own resources.

The role of housing is changing. Home, buildings and neighborhoods are becoming basic units of a vital city. The Y-Foundation has the capability to be this kind of transformative innovator in social housing. This is an open call for those who want to start working with us. The Vertical Park wooden structure would combine biodiversity, food production, carbon neutrality and a sustainable lifestyle, while bringing a new kind of social security and support to the local community for people in difficult life situations. The aim is to develop the concept to concrete implementation in 2020-2021 in order to start a detailed design process in 2022 and finally construction work in 2023.

Vertical Park is an idea that must be experimented with out-of-the-box thinkers as well as organizations that are capable of co-creating social housing in a new way. We have to redefine housing as a part of basic income and sustainable living in a city. With regenerative architecture we want to define the role of housing in a neighborhood. We need partners who want to start working in practical environments transforming the passive housing environments into active living environments. We need neighborhood activists, designers, architects, construction companies, service providers, third sector organizations as well as cities and local municipalities in order to evolve our prototype to new practice. 

 The Y-Foundation is one of the key national developers of the Housing First principle in Finland. The Y-Foundation offers affordable rental housing with a vision to eradicate homelessness and promote well-being and sustainable lifestyles among its Tenants. The hosts are Juha Kaakinen, CEO of Y-Foundation, Kimmo Rönkä, Future Living Specialist from Rönkä Consulting and Pekka Pakkanen, architect from Planetary Architecture.

 

Twitter: @ysaatio ,@JKaakinen,@lassyj@kimmoronka

Website: https://ysaatio.fi/

Images: The Y-Foundation (c)

 

Over the years, we have developed best practices for efficient participatory processes to tackle climate change at local and national levels. This experiment workshop would be an opportunity for participants to co-creatively scale this idea to the global level. This work will feed into  The Global Resonance Project  (funded until the end of 2021) ’s goal to find the deeper, underlying patterns for co-creation that connect different methodologies, processes and toolkits.

The workshop will prototype a participatory process to tackle climate change globally, by looking at patterns of appropriate formats, methodological architectures, distributed and synchronized communication, collective Intelligence, shared decision making and co-creative innovation. We are aiming at experimenting with this prototype under real circumstances, eg by introducing elements of it to the COP climate conference or by connecting national citizen assemblies already underway. This 90min workshop will be interesting to you if you want to understand how cocreation as the operating system outcompetes negotiation and deliberation to creatively solve complex climate-related problems.

Jascha Rohr is a philosopher, co-founder and managing director of the Institute for Participatory Design, and founder of the Cocreation Foundation. Jascha is a visionary process artist, practical intellectual and thinking activist. He is driven by the question of why we as human beings are the only species capable of destroying our own basis of life. Jascha is looking for ways to turn our individual and collective potential into positive pathways towards a better future by learning to be creative together: cocreative. As cocreatives, we can succeed in shaping the great transformation that lies ahead if we want to live in peace, freedom and ecological health and abundance with 10-12 billion people on this earth.To this end, he further develops approaches such as Participatory Design, Cocreation, Governance Design and the Field-Process-Theory. Jascha lives with his partner and wife, his son and a demented cat in an eco-settlement in the countryside near Oldenburg, Germany. Two older daughters have already left the house.
Twitter: @jascharohr
Photo: Jascha Rohr (c)

Bloomberg building – the most sustainable building in the world (98.5% BREEAM score).

The built environment should be reimagined. Decisions on designing, building, owning and operating buildings influence our lives and future massively. The model of property development is currently incapable of delivering truly sustainable buildings, in other words buildings that have a positive, even regenerative impact on our lives, communities and nature. We need to reimagine the basic institutions that govern buildings: the property rules and regulations, value creation, capturing and distribution mechanism, agency as well as material and natural cycles. 

YLVA wants to explore how aiming to build a series of the world’s most sustainable buildings, could change the entire property industry. There is a number of ”the world’s most sustainable buildings”, but they remain anomalies. Ylva wants to experiment with a new model, “ learning for regenerative urban fabric”  (LRUF), which is a new way of vision-driven, Collaborative and open source development of the built environment, that has the capacity to become the standard, worldwide . To support the LRUF model development Ylva is a) creating systematic frameworks to accumulate and share knowledge b) establishing a community of partners c) spreading and legitimizing radically sustainable building practices and d) developing a series of buildings.

Bosco Verticale -a green building in Milan

Each experiments in the series of the world’s most sustainable building is designed to push the industry’s limits further , at least in new ways for Collaboration and knowledge sharing, new ways of investing as well as planning and building the construction outputs. It also gives for the property industry agency and responsibility to change itself. We need partners to develop and experiment with new building solutions, development sites and funding to continue the series and p eer-organizations for radically open knowledge sharing.

YLVA focuses on real estate and financial investments along with the hotel and restaurant sector. It is owned by the Student Union of the University of Helsinki and its profits are used to promote student activities. [ Source: ylva.fi ]

Website: https://ylva.fi/

Twitter: @YlvaHelsinki

Images: YLVA (c)

We have to reimagine the democratic process by breaking out of the traditional governmental pattern of “decide, do, defend”. In an age of personalization, people feel left behind by government – decisions are remote and inflexible, and they cannot easily make real changes in their communities and societies. How can we develop a more participatory, conversational, Collaborative and inclusive way of democracy, where participation opportunities are paired with the skills for effective participation, and voices from every community are heard?

Is it possible to break up the concept of democracy as an every-five-year process and bring it directly to People’s daily lives? How can we engage in frequent democratic participation beyond the traditional spaces of government? How can we root social conversations into governance systems? Where could democracy be, on a positive timeline, after 10 years? What changes would be needed? How would decisions be different?

The conversation on Day 1 tackle the long-term vision in preperation for Day 2, where we will think about what the first year of that transformation looks like. What can we do in the present, within a year? What are some practical ways to put down the first brick of the new government model depicted? Decision makers, politicians, policy makers, local organizations, emerging or big corporations, citizens, and really anyone interested in social participation, engagement, democracy and collaboration are all welcome to the sessions.

Anthony Zacharzewski is the founder and president of  The Democratic Society [DemSoc], a non-profit organization focusing on Civic participation and new models of governance. DemSoc works for greater participation and dialogue in democracy. Anthony is interested in supporting governments, parliaments and any organization in the process of decision making. He is also interested in understanding how the sporadic and developing practice of democratic participation can become a stable, sustainable way of working.

Twitter: @demsoc; @anthonyzach

Website:  https://www.demsoc.org/

 

Within cities, trees and humans are enmeshed in a rich network of agencies and dependencies sharing intimate relations and mutual obligations towards preserving a common, liveable place. Recognizing urban trees beyond their Aesthetic presence and treating them as city co-inhabitants might offer a better way to attend to our relations and establish a tangled web of links to support living processes. Urban trees can be companions, communities, providers, expert Witnesses, economies, data stories or resourceful Ancestors.

Using the lens of Trees as Infrastructure, we will imagine and identify the most controversi al to pics. For example – what happens when this topic becomes (inevitabl y) political? What happens if the media use it as a ’greenwashed feel good piece’ without thoroughly discussing the full breadth of the story? How does this apply to marginalized communities? 

In the workshops, participants will develop, refine, demonstrate, prototype, and launch or initiate transformative experiments. All participants are welcome. Leaders from city and regional governments will also be in attendance, alongside artists, business and other thought leaders. As the Deep Dive session on Day 2 will build on context from Day 1, either of the sessions on Thursday are a pre-requisite for Friday’s session.

PLEASE REGISTER TO THE COGNITIVE CITY HERE if you are participating: https://untitled.cognitive.city

Recommended Readings : Reading 1 and Reading 2

EIT Climate-KIC  is the EU’s climate innovation agency, working to Accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon and resilient world by enabling systems Transformation.

Twitter: @ClimateKIC

Website: www.climate-kic.org

 

Related Untitled Agenda Themes : Reimagining the contract, Reimagining climate, Reimagining power, Reimaging human, Reimagining the economy

By 2030 our average carbon footprint should be significantly lower to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. We need to reimagine our Everyday lives, governance, businesses, work – every aspect of our lives to match the earth’s carrying capacity.

Futures Frequency is a 3 hour workshop developed by Sitra . It challenges our assumptions about the future, leads us to imagine preferred Futures and build actions towards it. We will come together to practice Futures thinking and challenge ourselves to see the possibilities for change making. The maximum amount of participants is 20. We will use Zoom and Miro in the workshop. 

Futures Frequency is a workshop method in progress and at the Untitled Festival we test its Prototype to help develop it. We welcome you to this pilot workshop that aims at using the workshop method as a tool to popularize Futures thinking and strengthen the link between Futures thinking and change making. The workshop will be targeted to people and organizations who are interested in these topics, but does not necessarily have any previous experience about them. The workshop is structured around three themes 1) Challenge existing assumptions about the future, 2) Imagine a preferred future, 3) Take action and shape the future. 

Our aim is to use the workshop method as a tool to popularize Futures thinking and strengthen the link between Futures thinking and change making. If we are going to succeed in the transition to a fair and ecologically sustainable society, we need more people to have agency and ownership and to feel that they can have an impact towards the future and to have skills to do that.

We would like to find partners who would be interested in developing the Futures Frequency method further with Sitra. Also, we will make thematic versions of the workshop, meaning Futures Frequency about climate, democracy, data etc, and would love to find partners who work with a specific theme and would be interested in developing these thematic versions with us.

Sitra is an active fund for the future who studies, researches and brings together partners from different sectors in open-minded Trials and reforms. Its future-oriented works are aimed at making Finland succeed as a pioneer of sustainable wellbeing. This session will be Hosted by Jenna Lähdemäki-Pekkinen and Liisa Poussa. Jenna works as a social foresight specialist in Sitra’s Foresight and insight team and Liisa works in Sitra’s Foresight team, producing long-term foresight data in anticipation of the future.

Twitter handle: @SitraFund ,@jennalahdemaki_,@Lillinen
Website: www.sitra.fi/en 

Related Untitled Themes:  Reimagining Human, Reimagining Climate, Reimagining Economy, Reimagining Work, Reimagining the Contract, Reimagining Cities