Flipping the Equation: today’s realities of shrinking civic space as a design model for tomorrow’s resilient activism

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Flipping the Equation: today’s realities of shrinking civic space as a design model for tomorrow’s resilient activism

01:00 PM 21 september, 2017

As civil society grapples with the realities of restrictions of space, mobility, and agency, this session will test through an interactive format a number of provocations:
1) are conventional assumptions about program design, participation, and impact valid, still?
2) what new organizing principles are emerging in the field that require fewer resources?
3) do ‘user-first’ supply chains work in civil society programming?

The content of our double session will be fast-pased and compressed in the form of a design sprint that moves participants fr problem identification to initial design of solution for action.

Key Request: we ask participants to come prepared to share the 3 most significant blockers/challenges they face in developing action combatting or advocating against closing civic space.
Ideally, participants will commit to the entirety of the session (full four hours). It is important that the participants help peers through the design journey and critical thinking process. If participants aren’t certain they will be able to commit to the entire 4-hour session, please inform facilitators ahead of time.

 

Speakers and facilitators:
Cecily Rawlinson, Lead: Innovation for Change Network, CIVICUS, @CecilyRawlinson
Alex Sardar, Chief Innovation Officer, CIVICUS, @alexsardar

Organizers:
CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation

Key/search words for this session:
Civicspace, humancentereddesign, hcd, activism, resilience, impact