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This page will host a series of reflections and loose thoughts on the practice of innovation efforts around the world. Rather than consisting of finalized arguments, the content will be of more speculative and imaginative with the purpose of exploring better ways of addressing our current challenges. Most of the content will focus on: How to go beyond […]

How do we create mandate for change?

  By Jesper Christiansen and Sarah Schulman As a product on an immersive residency at InWithForward, Jesper and Sarah explored the next practice of innovation labs – focusing on factors of risk, accountability, power, and politics. This is Part III in the blog series. Sarah’s prompt: Dictionary.com says that mandate is the authority to carry out a […]

Who should hold the risk in public and social innovation?

As a product on an immersive residency at InWithForward, Jesper and Sarah explored the next practice of innovation labs – focusing on factors of risk, accountability, power, and politics. This is Part II in the blog series. Jesper’s prompt: As an innovation lab, there is high tendency to be considered as a consultant: someone that comes in […]

Inside or outside?

By Jesper Christiansen and Sarah Schulman As a product on an immersive residency at InWithForward, Jesper and Sarah explored the next practice of innovation labs – focusing on factors of risk, accountability, power, and politics. This is Part I in the blog series. Top-down? Bottom-up? Inside? Outside? New? Established? Every map of social innovation differentiates labs accordingly. […]

Blog: Innovation as a coping mechanism

This blog is previously featured on the LSE blog: http://bit.ly/1qNZS8V  Whether you are a politician, civil servant, frontline worker or any other kind of decision maker taking active part in public governance you are frequently reminded of the current state of ‘crisis’. One prominent side-effect of this persistent emphasis on crisis has been the rise of […]