Behind our democratic deficit lies an imagination deficit
The Alternative UK is a new social, cultural and digital platform that re-imagines politics using three strategies.
A network strategy: Joining up the dots between all the good socio-political initiatives already out there. We’ve been in a revolution of connectivity since the birth of the Web - accelerating personal, social and global renewal for ten years or more. Let's show that as a force for good.
A laboratory strategy. There is a huge - indeed a popular - call for a new politics. But debates, petitions and protest may not be enough to capture either the causes or effects of what is wrong with our current system. We have to engage more intimately with the problems in our own community, in our own lives.
At the same time, we have to honour our own talents for coming up with answers, imagining better long term solutions.
The Alternative UK offers laboratories – experimental spaces – for people to come together and re-imagine their society. And the kind of politics we need to bring that about.
A display strategy. Everywhere we go we are bombarded with images and headlines that amplify our fear of the present and future. The Daily Alternative will bring you alternative images and stories, and invite your contributions, to help build a strong and hopeful future.
Not simply positive news, but creative responses to these tricky times.