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The last glossary working group update of the year

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Blogroll / Glossary working group

“Imagine us all together in the same room one day” In our last meeting of 2020, the UCRF glossary working group paired in groups to work on definitions of the keywords to think beyond the descriptions. It was important for us to study each word in pairs and then bring the ideas to the table for further discussions. We feel that this created a room to discuss in-depth critiques, thoughts, and diverse approaches to words […]

UCRF – Member of the Month – Noorin Khamisani

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Member of the Month

UCRF is running a ‘Member of the Month’ feature on this blog, where a member, selected at random from the membership database, is sent five questions to give us all an overview of our members. Our sixth participant is Noorin Khamisani. >How would you sum up your research / practice? I am a designer and academic from London, UK currently based in Dubai, UAE.  My professional practice is a fashion label called Outsider which is […]

UCRF – Member of the Month – Victoria Frausin

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Member of the Month

UCRF is running a ‘Member of the Month’ feature on this blog, where a member, selected at random from the membership database, is sent five questions to give us all an overview of our members. Our fifth participant is Victoria Frausin. >How would you sum up your research / practice? I am a textile activist, community artist and coordinator of Sewing Café Lancaster and Sewing Circle Drop-in for refugees and asylum seekers. I originally trained […]

Update from the glossary working group

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Activities / Glossary working group

At the glossary working group, this month we were explorers of the word “sustainability”. We also dug into our cultures to pick out the equivalent of the English word “sustainability” in our various languages. These included: Hindi (सम्पोशनियाता Samposhaniyata), Turkish, Romanian, Hebrew, German (Nachhaltigkeit) and Swedish (hållbarhet). We are brainstorming how the word would develop and evolve in future. We thank UCRF members for their participation and imaginative suggestions for a name for this project. We will […]

Path Breaker: Manfred Max-Neef

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Path Breakers & Path Finders

As part our initiative to celebrate the many voices who have inspired and guided the work of systems change over many years, we are focusing today on Manfred Max-Neef. UCRF’s hope is to diversify the paths and journeys within the field, led by local guides. “I severed my ties with the trends imposed by the economic establishment, disengaged myself from “objective abstractions” and decided to “step into the mud”. In 2019, Manfred Max-Neef passed away. […]