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Bridges to the Future - COVID and beyond

In conversation with Matthew Taylor early on in the crisis discussing what good might come of it alongside hte very obvious bads

In conversation with Edward Snowden and others

At Futurefest I interviewed Edward Snowden down the line with a group of interesting thinkers on the stage with me in London

In conversation with Mathieu Ricard and others

An Action for Happiness session, coming after a talk by the Dalai Lama

In conversation with Richard Sennett and others

An event at LSE celebrating the work of Richard Sennett .

In conversation with Wang Hui

An event at Goldsmiths based around Wang Hui's work 

In conversation with Roberto Unger

This video is a talk by Roberto Mangabeira Unger followed by a conversation with me.   This later led to our collaboration on the 'Imagination Unleashed' project published in 2019 by Nesta

The future of democracy

This is a talk given at New York University in 2018, suggesting what aspects of democracy can be reformed and enriched

Innovation by the people, of the people and for the people

This talk gives an overview of thousands of years of innovation - from the pyramids and Concorde to AI, and argues that the great issue of our times is whether human ingenuity can be harnessed to public priorities and not just those of the state and the rich.

Happiness - understanding, measuring, enhancing

This talk was on whether the tears of the world are a constant quantity .... and came the same year we launched Action for Happiness

Tacit knowledge and collective intelligence

This lecture at Cambridge in 2019 looks at theories of tacit knowledge and how they relate to the emerging discipline of intelligence design.   

The past and future of social innovation

I gave this talk to a big event in Malmo, Sweden, November 2019, taking stock of where the field had got to and where it was going.   

What are the four stages of Innovation?

This is part of a talk attempting an overview of innovation - leading into a series of talks from colleagues at Nesta covering many topics, from evidence to data, challenge prizes to experiments.

Making Change Happen: 2017

The 2017 Albert Medal was awarded posthumously to Robin Murray for pioneering work in social innovation. As an industrial and environmental economist, Murray was active and influential across several fields, from cooperatives to fair trade and energy system innovation. He was deeply committed to a democratic, creative and collaborative response to economic and technological change and developed pioneering economic programmes in local, regional and national governments.  At this event, chaired by Matthew Taylor,  I spoke alongside Hilary Cottam and Ed Mayo on Robin's work.

Europe and the future

This talk attempted to make sense of the year of Brexit and Trump for this annual gathering at the European Commission. I wrote a longer piece on the ideas with the title 'Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis'.

Recorded at the 2016 Annual ESPAS (http://espas.eu) Conference "Global Trends to 2030: Society and Governance" on 16 November 2016 in Brussels.

Social innovation in Italy

This was a keynote speech at a 'Convergence for Social Innovation' seminar organized by Fondazione Italiana Accenture (Rome, November 28, 2014).

Centres of government

This was a talk about a series of papers I wrote about options for organising the centres of government, whether at the level of a city, a nation or for Europe.

Future fest

Here I open Nesta's FutureFest, the future-gazing festival which took place 14-15 March 2015.  FutureFest is a weekend festival of ideas, talks, and interactive performances to inspire people to change the future

Setting a future research agenda for social innovation

In this key note speech at the Social Frontiers Conference on the 14th November 2013 I talked about the future research agenda for social innovation.  An excellent book came out of the event published by Palgrave MacMillan.

Openness and collective intelligence

In his speech, Geoff Mulgan talks about collective intelligence and how we think about the idea of openness. Through several examples, he introduces a reflection around crowd sourcing data and its use.

Predators and Creators in Capitalism's Future

Geoff Mulgan author of The Locust and the Bee: Predators and Creators in Capitalism's Future explains the different types of capitalism, why preparing the ground work for the next economy is essential for our economic and ecological future, what the current economic debate misses and addressing inequality in the future economy.

The Locust and the Bee interview: 2011

Geoff Mulgan argues that the economic crisis presents a historic opportunity to choose a radically different future for capitalism, one that maximises its creative power and minimises its destructive force.

Studio schools - TED talk

Some kids learn by listening; others learn by doing. Geoff Mulgan gives a short introduction to the Studio School, a new kind of school in the UK where small teams of kids learn by working on projects that are, as Mulgan puts it, "for real."

Learning to Innovate: 2012

Geoff discusses what he considers to be one the most important needs for innovation in schooling in the UK. He looks at the priority of bringing together two sets of problems, the challenge of large numbers of bored teenagers who just don't like school and can't see the relationship between what they learn at school and future jobs, and employers who complain that young people leaving school without necessary skills or right attitude. Geoff will consider a new form of schooling that focused its curriculum on real life practical projects working on commission to business, NGO's and others where the students have "coaches" as much as "teachers".

Geoff's TED Talk on what to do after the crisis

As we reboot the world's economy, Geoff Mulgan poses a question: Instead of sending bailout money to doomed old industries, why not use stimulus funds to bootstrap new, socially responsible companies -- and make the world a little bit better?

Interview with Geoff Mulgan

Interview facillitated by GovLab.

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