This is a gathering like no other, with participants like none other in terms breadth and depth of expertise. So putting together a pre-retreat reading list was no small feat. In the end we opted for limited 'required reading' to prime a certain amount of shared thinking to jump off from, and an extended list of content you may browse (or not) at your leisure.
A big thank you to all of you for helping to shape the agenda, as well as sharing content that's influenced and inspired you.
Our retreat agenda - Ann Porcino
A story about a bit of the economy - Louise Tarrant
This document is designed to be printed and the left hand side reads independently to the right hand side - this makes reading on screen a bit disjointed so there are three different download options below.
Mapping the Future we can Embrace - Lily Spencer
Please email Millie@australiareMADE.org for permission before sending any of this work to others.
Where are we up to? Which other organisations are doing this kind of future-we-want mapping? And what have we learned about language, framing, neoliberalism and the public debate today? These links are optional reads, but provide additional insight and context. It's not an exhaustive list or analysis by any means; more of an overview of the forest than an x-ray of the trees. You're very welcome to comment directly on the google docs themselves, and to participate in the ongoing discussions — many of you are experts in these areas.
Reflections on the Green New Deal globally - Millie Rooney
What work are Australian think tanks/institutes doing? - Millie Rooney
In the context of Australia reMADE there are two excellent short videos well worth watching:
Many of you shared your own recommendations for content that's moved you or advanced your own understanding. We’ve assembled them below for everyone to access and refer to going forward.
Friday essay: death on the Darling, colonialism’s final encounter with the Barkandji - Heidi Norman & John Janson-Moore
Listening to the nation - Rebecca Huntley
The Great Turning - Joanna Macy
What is the precariat? - Guy Standing
Take Back the Economy - J.K. Gibson-Graham, Jenny Cameron, and Stephen Healy
Climate change and the new work order - Frances Flanagan
Financing the Green New Deal - Ann Pettifor
The Economics of Arrival - Katherine Trebeck & Jeremy Williams
Australian National Outlook 2019 - CSIRO (we’ve included this as an interesting example of visioning and scenario work that has been done without a strong values base)