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#activism #graphic-recording #learning #mozfest

Whose Knowledge?

The lovely thing about Mozfest, is that you can rock up to a session, already in mid-flow, and learn new things from wonderful people. In fact, I think it’s the only way to do Mozfest; the best sessions are those you chance upon, that expose you to new worlds, and new people.

Here’s a visual thought from the Decolonizing the Internet session, with Anasuya Sengupta.

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#climatechange #thinkery

We really did this…

I really enjoyed tuning into David Benjamin Blower‘s climate crisis lament as he meandered his way through his set in a friend’s lounge – beautiful, melancholy, folkish; I’ve never heard anything quite like it. It’s the first time I’ve listened to a musical journey, and I was again struck by how I listen differently with a pen in my hand.

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#activism #breakfreefromplastic #stopsucking

Stop Sucking at Sea

Wherever the Plastic Production process is, there you’ll find pollution…

Created alongside activists from the Rethink Plastic Alliance, whilst focusing on World Ocean Day, using the Visual Thinkery – 10 ideas process.

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#activism #breakfreefromplastic

Lucky Straws

The lobby tactics from the Petrochemical industry smell a lot like the tried and tested methods of Big Tobacco…

Created alongside activists from the Rethink Plastic Alliance, whilst focusing on World Ocean Day, using the Visual Thinkery – 10 ideas process.

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#activism #breakfreefromplastic

Global Plastic Production

“It’s a marine litter problem” says the Petro-chemical industry…

…I don’t think so.

Created alongside activists from the Rethink Plastic Alliance, whilst focusing on World Ocean Day, using the Visual Thinkery – 10 ideas process.

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#activism #breakfreefromplastic #stopsucking

Stop Sucking

No – but really – we’re going to need to stop sucking…

Created alongside activists from the Rethink Plastic Alliance, whilst focusing on World Ocean Day, using the Visual Thinkery – 10 ideas process.

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#climatechange

Thoughtful, committed citizens

“We’re too young to have a vote, so the government doesn’t care about us. We’re too young to buy loads of stuff, so the companies don’t care about us. But we’re the ones that are going to have to deal with Climate Change.”

To all those who struck school to protest the lack of action on Climate Change, I salute you.

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#climatechange #mozfest

Demonising the binaries

When I was growing up, eggs were good for you. Then they weren’t. Then they were good again. Then just the egg white was good. Binaries are so often unhelpful – especially when they are just a shortcut for not having to use your own brain.

This is also the case in environmental activism, as we discussed in a Mozfest session lead by Laura Hilliger and her colleagues from Greenpeace

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#activism #graphic-recording #mozfest #privacy

Privacy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Business behaviour around use and exploitation of people’s data, is dictated by the local privacy law (or lack thereof). Julie Owono was speaking at Mozfest on research into sub-saharan subsidiaries of European telecoms companies. It’s no surprise really – capitalism is about capital, so everything is a possible resource waiting to be exploited.

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#activism #graphic-recording #innovation #mozfest

Data in Oppressive Regimes

At Mozfest, I participated in a discussion on the use (monitoring / controlling / blocking) of data in oppressive regimes. Hearing the issues first hand from those who live there was horrifying. I realised how much I was completely unaware of. One clear call was the need for financially supporting homegrown communication platforms, as opposed to projects by white guys from Stanford…