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The top ten things inspiring the Catalyst Producers this month!

As the seasonal winds change and the heat of Summer transitions to more Autumnal vibes, the Catalyst Producer team has been getting ‘back to school’ and knuckling down with renewed energy. We're busy with recruitment and planning activities for our strategic review; namely a series of roundtables and a set of sector research briefs. Watch this space!

Here’s what’s inspiring and shaping us this month… 

  1. Lots resonated for me from this Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) read on Creating More Resilient Networks
  2. We love the Design Declares campaign and toolkit from our friends at Driftime, Snook and others - a positive step towards more planet-conscious digital, comms and service design practice
  3. As part of the Steering Group for the Transformational Governance Project, Siana's been exploring how governance can be community-centred, liberatory, role-based and collaboratively funded. You can apply to join the Transformational Governance learning cohort before October 2nd!
  4. We're discussing the relationship between digital and the cost of living scandal with Initiative Leads. Helpful resources shared include Refugee Action's Insight Hub Bulletin and a data-focused event this week hosted by The Data Collective (online)
  5. Initiative Lead Nish Doshi shared RadHR - a free, open, collaborative library of radical HR and operations policies
  6. Fellow Initiative Lead Marlous Lang-Peterse shared the comprehensive (US-initiated) Civic Tech Field Guide 
  7. Reorganise is a new book based on Initiative Lead Edward Saperia's research into worker organising in a digital age
  8. We enjoyed the The Case for Community Tech report from Promising Trouble, Cassie Robinson and Power to Change; many of the infrastructure recommendations echo our Catalyst circles’ work
  9. The Racial Constitution of Neoliberalism on the Politics Theory Other podcast helps contextualise capitalism today
  10. Finally, a good reminder of the pitfalls of technosolutionist thinking in this old gem, The Long, Slow, Rotten March to Progress.

If you have a resource of any kind that you think we should have on our radar, please share it with us! We would love for the wider community to influence our work and provide creative input. 

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