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Fri 16 Jun 2023
Over the last month we’ve been busy working on a project with The Social Practice , but here are a few other bits and pieces that we’re excited to share.
We recently helped launch In Deep Water , a flagship report exposing the hidden impacts of oil and gas on the UK's seas. The project is a collaboration between the marine conservation organisation Oceana and just transition campaign group Uplift.
The report documents the multiple harms caused by oil and gas production, not just to individual creatures but species populations and whole ecosystems, weakening the UK’s seas just when we need to restore them.
As part of this work we created infographics explaining the development stages and associated impacts of offshore oil and gas infrastructure, as well as a series of maps illustrating the overlaps between protected marine areas and sites of oil and gas drilling.
The goal with this report was not just to sound the alarm but also to invite a sense of wonder. Our marine ecosystems are full of so much life and diversity, as well as acting as a vital carbon store. The central recommendation of the report is that we urgently need to halt the licensing and approval of new offshore oil and gas extraction in UK waters.
Thanks to Shauna Buckley for helping design the report.
The annual UnFound Accelerator has kicked off again. The Accelerator is a 10-week intensive that guides founders through the process of setting up a platform co-op.
Gemma ran a workshop with the teams to introduce them to the core methodologies of a Design Sprint, and next week she’ll be giving them feedback on the prototypes they’ve created and helping them prepare for some usability testing.
The Digital Organising training course that we’re running with Act Build Change continues. Last week we covered best practices in using data for digital organising, particularly how to make choices that centre trust and relationships. Next week, the workshop will be about designing systems for inclusivity and accessibility.
We’ve been selected to do the art direction and graphic design for Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung’s New York Office over the next year, in collaboration with our friend Ilyanna Kerr . This year their main focus will be reflecting on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights , which was first adopted 75 years ago.