The ear of radical
Periods of massive disruption rip us from normality and make it harder for us to control even some of the most basic things in our lives. Whether a war, a natural disaster or a pandemic, extreme events strip us back to our common humanity, reminding us that we are vulnerable and that we need each other. But by eradicating our sense of ‘normal’, disruption can also be a powerful portal to new ways of thinking and being. Rather than iterating on the status quo, we can design for new circumstances or new desires, unhampered by the prejudices or limitations that have been baked into systems made for a different era. Our Summit this year embraces the radical. What could change look like if we dare to be bold? And what can we learn from the radical thinkers of our time?
Radical thinking for society Covid recovery will be a key issue for every society around the world, with the risks of inequalities becoming worse. But within the turbulence has built a pressure that some things can never return to how they were. We must recover better.