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This was a session at Untitled Festival 2020.

The movement for a guaranteed income offers a way to reimagine work, deservedness and dignity. What would the world look like after an income floor? Let’s compare notes on the movement for a guaranteed income in different countries, and look for signals together of what a world after guaranteed income would look like. A network of academics, activists, artists and culture creators are needed to make a guaranteed income a reality.

Natalie Foster is one of the leaders in the guaranteed income movement in the United States, and her team at the Economic Security Project has been working hard to make sure a COVID19 guaranteed income is part of the US response to the economic and health crisis.

Natalie is the co-chair and co-founder of the Economic Security Project – a network to support exploration and experimentation of a guaranteed income and reining in the unprecedented concentration of corporate power, and a senior fellow at The Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative. In 2013, Natalie was founding CEO of Peers.org to support people who work in the gig economy. Prior, she was the CEO and co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, a platform for people-driven economic change, with Van Jones. Previously, Natalie served as digital director for President Obama’s Organizing for America (OFA) and the Democratic National Committee. Natalie built the first digital department at the Sierra Club and served as the Deputy organizing director for MoveOn.org. She’s been awarded Fellowships at the Institute for the Future, Rockwood Leadership Institute and New America California, and is a board member of the California Budget and Policy Center, the Change.org global foundation, and Liberation in a Generation, a project to close the racial wealth gap. [Bio Source: Economic Security Project]

Website: https://www.economicsecurityproject.org

Photo: Natalie Foster (c)

This was a session at Untitled Festival 2020.

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

As the world is in Transformation just including people to current projects and institutions is not enough. The right way would be to build a more just world together. We want to invite people to explore what comes after diversity and inclusion, how to centralize the marginalized and take on big issues such as just and fair distribution of value in the urban setting: in urban planning, in housing, in services, in public spaces and in work. When a new building is built, who benefits? Is the value distributed evenly and is there feedback to quality and Sustainability, 

How about the people who live in the neighborhood? The people who walk by? Do the buildings provide something good for the cities and communities? For whom do they provide something? The rich? The well off?

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)

What would a circular city look like if we started with people rather than materials? What would a Circular city look like if we designed for circular behavior? This is a shopping street where buying used children’s clothes is as easy, fun, and enjoyable as buying new clothes. It is a housing area where it is as easy to discard your waste as it is to connect with a neighbor to exchange small kitchen appliances. It is ground floor units where you can contribute to production (food, content, ideas) as you can consume (coffee, electronics, clothing). It is a community where healthy, sustainable, Delicious food is as affordable and plentiful as unhealthy, unsustainable Delicious food.

The city is the place in which these individual choices will be made. How might we design for the environments in which sustainable behavior is the default choice? How could we create better Collaboration between both the public and private companies and citizens to collect share the burdens of this Massive transition? How do we design for new structures, forms of Collaboration, urban systems Results from the session will be a starting point for a roadmap that will be open and publicly available online. How could the idea be experimented with? What else should change in order for what we imagined to become true?

Designers, entrepreneurs, corporations, city officials and economists interested in re-defining urban commerce would find this session interesting. We are interested in this approach because the circular economy holds endless potential, but current discourse, innovation, and focus appeals to technocrats and not to the Everyday consumers who will be key to realizing the potential. hy are you interested in the idea personally? Why do you think it has transformative capacity?

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The session will be Hosted by Gehl CIO Jeff Risom and Director Liselott Stenfeldt, both are part of Gehl Innovation which focuses on establishing new partnerships and to use innovative tools and methods in order to reimagine concrete future scenarios for our Cities. Gehl is a human-centered urban consulting company based in Copenhagen, New York and San Francisco. Our focus is to create better Cities for people and to create beneficial relationships between People’s quality of life and their built environment.

Twitter handles: @citiesforpeople , @jeff_risom ,@liselott 

Website:  www.gehlpeople.com

Photos: Gehl (c)

Our idea is to create large lifestyle housing for people that want to go to zero-carbon and live with nature with gardening as well as produce food with modern aquaponic methods. This would increase the speed of sustainable lifestyle change due to peer-learning and innovation and less need for leisure travel. This idea has transformative capacity as it can bring together people and thus speed up innovation to jump to sustainable lifestyles. And we believe this can be done at a mass affordable scale with a carbon-neutral wooden construction.

The idea can be experimented with choosing a few existing housing companies primarily people who have a desire to live ecologically and with nature and using that as the Testbed for things to have in new developments. This session should be interesting for anyone in architecture, construction, food production, property, city or urban planning, as well as people who want to live in the zero-carbon future.  

The Y-Foundation is a Developer and Global Forerunner of the Housing First principle. The Y-Foundation offers affordable rental housing in Finland. 

Twitter handles:  @JKaakinen  @lassyj  @kimmoronka

Website:  https://ysaatio.fi/en/y-foundation

Images:  The Y-Foundation (c)

There are a lot of possibilities creating new work in home environments from traditional maintenance to modern services, from gardening to food production, from community-based work to work as a capital and as a concrete tool in construction.   Integrating work and home has transformative capacity as it does not force the weakest among us to the Labor market, where they perform badly or not at all. This could be experimented with already in Y-Foundations or any other housing company’s properties, with sharing tasks from the house to creating value trough community projects and the housing company actively seeking work from the markets.

The Y-Foundation is a Developer and Global Forerunner of the Housing First principle. The Y-Foundation offers affordable rental housing in Finland. The Y-Foundation is the leader in eradicating homelesness with its Housing First approach. Now its setting a new standard where those in need will get a home and work combined. At the core of the idea is capital that the inhabitants create whilst working.

Twitter handles: @JKaakinen @lassyj @kimmoronka

Website: https://ysaatio.fi/en/y-foundation

Images: The Y-Foundation (c)

In the time of Planetary and Cognitive capitalism, the total, Extractive logics of the market seek to expand and tap into every potential, transaction, aspect and material of our world and bodies – and also our time. No habitable positions remain “outside” the terrain of profit.To Survive, we all develop defenses against it, and adjust the set of compromises made when inhabiting it.

How do we live “within and against” commodified time? What time is love?

Tuomas Toivonen is a Helsinki-based architect and musician. In 2005, he founded NOW Architectural Studio in partnership with his wife Nene Tsuboi. In 2013, Toivonen and Tsoboi notably designed a public sauna called The Culture Sauna. In addition to Solo musical projects, Toivonen also performs with the Giant Robot music group. [ Bio Source: Finnish Design Shop ]

Twitter: @tuomastoivonen

Website: NOW

The future of Europe is laying on the foundation of robotization and digitization of its companies aiming the EU innovation funding on building the Ecosystem of knowledge transfer, allowing each company to access and absorb relevant Industry 4.0 technology solutions. For that, the for 2021-2027 regional support of Digital Innovation Hubs will be crucial. In order to realize the potential of robotization and digitalization of the European economy we will show the actual cascade funding for technology transfer experiments that will demonstrate the future reality of funding programs. Join us in discussing the fears, fains and tools to shape the future.

Industry 4.0 freaks: Startups, Technology providers, Research Organizations, Small and Medium companies that want to absorb the right industrial solutions in the right time are all invited to participate in this session.

FundingBox is the leading platform in Europe to support tech startups with equity free funding from Governments has supported more close to 200 startups and has been engaged in close to 20 EC funded initiatives Distribution 120 million euros to startups and researchers. is shaping the European innovation funding reality and they are convinced that the next 7 years will be crucial for digital Transformation of European industry and Deployment of Digital Innovation Hubs as regional one-stop-shops serving the ready-to-implement technological solutions in the local companies. It’s time to understand the new funding order and use it properly for EU growth.

 Sanyu Karani is the CEO and co-founder of FundingBox, the leading platform in Europe to support tech startups with equity free funding from Governments.

 

 

 

Irene Car rión-Álvarez is the leader of the Innovation Department at FundingBox focusing on Fundingbox new projects opportunities in the area of ​​innovation & entrepreneurship support, social innovation, CSR.

 

 

Kuba Kruszelnicki is Technology Transfer and Sustainability Manager at Fundingbox focusing on the exploitation and commercialization of projects results as well as on long-term Sustainability strategies involving regional authorities and corporate partners.

 




Twitter handle: @FundingBox

Website: https://fundingbox.com

Photos: Kuba Kruszelnicki (c)

Metaphors are central to how we imagine and describe the experiences and systems of everyday life, from climate to pandemic, governments to economies, education to care. Once we notice and think about the metaphors we’re using, it can prompt us to understand our situation better, but also to re-imagine, to use alternative metaphors to think in new ways. 

In this fun session we’ll be exploring how re-imagining, through new metaphors, can help us re-imagine the world, and create new ways of thinking and living. We’ll use the New Metaphors cards along with your own ideas and experiences to experiment with and generate ideas for transforming our imaginaries of some major issues for humanity and the planet. 

The session is run by Dan Lockton and Sanika Sahasrabuddhe from the Imaginaries Lab, an international research studio creating design tools to support people’s imagining, with the aim of more equitable socially and environmentally sustainable futures. Bridging research and practice, we work extensively with Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design and Tepper School of Business, and collaborate internationally with a variety of organisations in Europe and North America. 

Twitter handles: @imaginari_es and @soopersawnic

Website: imaginari.es