20th March 2023: 1.00pm
What if the next 10 years felt like a revolution of the imagination?
Rob Hopkins, author and co-founder of Transition Network, in conversation with Alan Meban.
The UN recently stated that staying below 1.5°C of climate change is now unavoidable unless we were to see ‘a rapid transformation of society’. Every newspaper article then stated ‘1.5°C is finished’. None said ‘let’s have a rapid transformation of society!” In this presentation Transition movement co-founder Rob Hopkins will explore why our imagination is failing us at this critical moment, and what it might look like if we put it at the heart of our activism. He will share inspiring stories of imagination activism and community-led change from around the world and inspire you with just how incredible the society the climate emergency demands that we build could be.
Rob Hopkins is the co-founder of Transition Network and of Transition Town Totnes, and author of several books including The Transition Handbook and most recently, From What Is to What If: unleashing the power of imagination to create the future we want. He is an Ashoka Fellow, has spoken at TED Global and at several TEDx events, and appeared in the French film phenomenon Demain. He holds a PhD from the University of Plymouth and is a Director of Totnes Community Development Society and of New Lion Brewery. He also hosts the podcast From What If to What Next. In November 2022 he was made an Honorary Citizen of Liège in Belgium by the Mayor of the city.
Alan Meban is a Belfast-based freelance journalist and arts/politics blogger (the face behind @alaninbelfast) who reports from, live-tweets and live-streams civic, academic and political events; delivers social media training/coaching; produces podcasts and radio programmes; FactCheckNI director; and a member of the Corrymeela Community.
Learn more: robhopkins.net