Category - Events
Three New Optimists Profs were among those leading Wednesday evening’s Science Capital meeting on Innovative Healthcare at The Binding Site HQ at Fiveways.
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Above is the presentation I’m giving this evening.
It is at the Sustainability Forum in the Council House. Just over a year ago, I gave a presentation: What it takes to feed the city, based on the scenarios project. I mooted then the idea of a Food Council.
Birmingham Public Health took up the idea. They asked Roger Harmer to draw up a Food Charter, which he’ll be talking about tonight.
Using Roger’s work as a basis, I’ve been talking to people over the summer about the Food Council governance, structure, terms of reference. This evening’s Sustainability Forum is an opportunity for people to hear about and comment on the work so far.
This is a very, very exciting development for Birmingham. I feel deeply privileged to have been asked to chair it.
Sustainability West Midlands, who hosted the event, have just published the interesting notes of the discussion, which you can download from here.
Continue reading “Sustainability West Midlands: Supper meeting on Food Security”
Click on the image to see the video of my TEDxWarwick talk.
The full text of is below, along with a sample of the few slides I used:
Continue reading “TEDxWarwick: Feeding the City, Feeding the Mind”
The participants came up with ideas and scenarios in small groups which they recorded on tablecloths. They then presented the ideas to the rest of the group, using a range of approaches and media.
These different forms included a drama piece which segued from a food-related criminal investigation in a police station to a family scene which imagined a period of rationing, covering ideas such as animal and even humans being eaten as a source of food in the future.
Continue reading “Putting ideas (and food) on the table – food scenarios for Birmingham 2050 #TNOfood”
A dozen participants in the Creating Stories From the Future workshop at Birmingham Leadership Foundation introduce themselves to each other in small groups – but introducing themselves to each other as their 2050 self. Fast-forwarding 38 years, they’re talking about what their future self is doing and what they’re eating.
Continue reading ““It’s 2050 in Birmingham. Are we happy and well?” #TNOfood”
There will be 20+ young citizens, the next generation of decision-makers tomorrow at the Birmingham Leadesrhip Foundation. They’re generating multimedia stories from the future — if you want to join in, there’s still time for a few more to register here.
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Here is my presentation on what it takes to feed Birmingham, a city of 1M people:
If you want to help shape Birmingham’s future, come along to this facilitated workshop on 1st December, co-hosted with the Birmingham Leadership Foundation.
Continue reading “Workshop: What possible futures are there for Birmingham?”
Do so soon, though, as places will be snapped up quickly.
Continue reading “Workshop: Tomorrow’s citizens creating stories from the future”