activism


#leavenoonebehind
why your support matters

Over the last couple of weeks, we have teamed up with #LeaveNoOneBehind to raise awareness for their cause and to explore the topics of social responsibility, how to start a movement and the importance of slacktivism. We discussed why it is important to stay politically active during times of Corona and […]


Fighting Apathy in Times of COVID-19

Right now, it is a huge accomplishment to manage our daily routines – to put on our best pair of sweatpants, sit down in front of our computers and either go into home office or complete university courses. At least that is what the internet will have us believe. We […]


Petitions: A time for Slacktivism

A time for Slacktivism   slacktivism /ˈslaktɪvɪz(ə)m/ Noun INFORMAL the practice of supporting a political or social cause by means such as social media or online petitions. Characterized as involving very little effort or commitment.   There are many positive stories that have emerged from our current scenario. Touching acts […]


#LeaveNoOneBehind
How to start a movement in less than a month

Only four weeks ago Four weeks doesn’t seem like a long time ago. But everyone who has spent the past four weeks in self-isolation will agree, that it feels like an eternity. Even though the Virus had already killed hundreds of people in Italy at that time, most of us […]


Chase Masterson on Real Life Heroism

When people are faced with a traumatic situation, there is a variety of ways that they can react. Some become angry, others are overwhelmed by sadness. Unfortunately, very few speak about their experiences and actively seek help from others. A minute percentage, however, decide to use their trauma to help […]


Avoid activism, try attractivism! 1

Defining activism As defined in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, activism is a doctrine or practice that emphasizes direct vigorous action especially in support of or opposition to one side of a controversial issue. Most of us have come across various forms of political or environmental activism. Generally, activism has to do with promoting, […]


Talk of the week: The co-founder of Avaaz about new ways of activism – and business

Jeremy Heimans, the co-founder of Avaaz which is a platform to launch and share political campaigns, shares in this lively talk how the power balance in the world is shifting what new power is and isn’t what new power means for organizations and business and how old power is pushing back.


Design like you give a damn

    I remember watching Cameron Sinclair‘s acceptance talk for the 2006 TED Prize and gazing in amazement at the idea of open-source architecture. Since then we’ve come a long way, and today, his project “Architecture for humanity” is a global endeavor doing its “best to save the world, one […]