During the winter of 2020-2021 we undertook a community enquiry to listen to stories of resilience, challenge and imagination arising from the pandemic. We invite you to reflect on these stories and share your own experiences.
2020s Crises and Change
We’re on uncertain ground. What’s possible as we navigate crisis and change in our communities? How can we stretch our imaginations, re-think and shape the futures of our communities?
We’re working alongside communities across the UK to understand the different realities and responses to Covid-19.
In the moment of disaster, the old order no longer exists, and people improvise…
We’re all weathering the storm in different boats.
There has been incredible stories of resilience, challenge and imagination arising from the pandemic.
At the heart of this work our community inquiry sought to help us understand:
- how pre-existing conditions led to different impacts in different communities (what was)
- The breadth of different responses to crisis (what is)
- The long-term future aspirations people have (what might be).
The pandemic is not the first crisis and will not be the last…
What can we learn and what can we do, to help us all adapt to upcoming challenges, harness opportunities for change, spot new trends on the horizon and demand equity and social justice in our emerging futures?
We must look for the potential of change in the crisis response. The post-crisis task is to find ways to amplify and embed the most promising changes and innovations.