Inspiration

Human+ : Aligning tech with human and planetary well being

Christian Graham co-written with former CEO Hugh Knowles09 Jul 2024

We outline key ideas for a positive vision for technology that's embedded in social and environmental values and seek your help to refine our approach.

Can AI help when thinking about local food futures?

Joanna Watson18 Jun 2024

Afreen Saulat talks about how AI can help thinking about local food insecurity and food waste, inspired by a recent AI and Community Action Lab.

Can AI help re-enchant us with our neighbourhoods?

Ruth Hennell06 Jun 2024

Ruth Hennell shares her experience of exploring how Large Language Models (LLMs) can help us perceive as non human beings.

Using AI to visualise the impact of our local environmental action

Joanna Watson21 May 2024

Fenella Corrin talks to Joanna Watson about her reflections on our recent AI Lab and how she’s taking her idea forward.

Can AI make local environmental action more effective?

Joanna Watson22 Apr 2024

We report on how grassroots participants are experimenting with AI to address local environmental challenges.

Sound - a key to collective imagination

Joanna Watson08 Apr 2024

Joanna Watson and artist Adah Parris explore the role of sound art in forging a closer relationship with nature and place.

What next for Money Movers?

Mary Stevens25 Mar 2024

What we’ve learned over the past 5 years delivering Money Movers with Huddlecraft and why now’s the time to pause and reflect.

An exciting future for Postcode Gardening.

Joanna Watson19 Mar 2024

As the Postcode Gardener programme scales up, Ciaran Biggins and Joanna Watson share reflections as it transitions from its pilot phase.

Wanted – freelance mentor for AI and community action lab

Mary Stevens27 Nov 2023

We are looking for a freelance mentor to support our upcoming lab on AI and community action.

AI and community action – invite to join our experiments lab

Mary Stevens15 Nov 2023

Join us for a 3-month practical learning journey exploring how communities can use AI to work together to address environmental challenges in their neighbourhoods.

Making the invisible visible- changing the AI narrative

Mary Stevens26 Aug 2023

Mary Stevens explains why it's not too late to change the future direction of AI by harnessing the power of the stories we tell ourselves.

How might we influence AI for good?

Mary Stevens23 Aug 2023

Mary Stevens ponders on where the power lies to influence the future direction of AI for the good of planet and people.

How might AI foster collaboration and active citizenship?

Mary Stevens23 Aug 2023

AI tools present lots of risks to democracy but could they enhance participation, build consensus on difficult issues and capacity for collaboration?

Can we use AI to help solve the climate and nature crises?

Mary Stevens23 Aug 2023

In this first blog post from a series of four, Mary Stevens explores the outputs from our recent design lab on generative AI. If you are interested in collaborating on any of these ideas please get in touch.

What we learned from the postcode gardener start-ups

Joanna Watson14 Aug 2023

As we partner with The Co-operative Bank to scale up the postcode gardener programme, we reflect on some of the lessons learned from the pilot phase.