Why do we need systems change?
We see a world on the edge of collapse - paralysed by overwhelm. Just about everything we care about is struggling to hang on at the top of an exponential curve, while wildfires rage. Inequalities are rising, diversity of all life is plummeting, supply chains are fracturing, democracy is fluctuating.
There is so much change.
Yet we see a world that looks much the same despite pandemic lockdowns, rising prices, new record temperatures, and bubbling tensions. The patterns of our everyday living goes on. The oppressed are not more free, whilst some hold more of the burden than others. Timeframes to avoid climate breakdown draw worryingly near. The fearful perpetuate dangerous myths of separation. Transformation doesn’t seem to be afoot; we sense frustration amongst our fellow changemakers.
We can’t seem to create the change we want.
We also see a world that is alive and changing, where people are looking for new ways of thinking, acting, and being to embrace complexity and address the challenges of our time. Practitioners across the world are lifting up and developing approaches and tools that enable deep transformation and seed positive futures.