rob hopkins

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[totnes, england]

intro’d to Rob via – words from the edge.


Rob is founder/figurehead of the Transition Towns movement. new site:

transition towns site

What does Transition Network do?

Transition Network is a charitable organisation whose role is to inspire, encourage, connect, support and train communities as they self-organise around the Transition model, creating initiatives that rebuild resilience and reduce CO2 emissions.  

Ultimately it’s about creating a healthy human culture, one that meets our needs for community, livelihoods and fun.  We’re here to support you. 

We run events, conferences, trainings, blogs, webinars. We produce  monthly newsletters, books, films, guides, tweets, and more,  all with the intention of best supporting those around the world who are doing Transition. 


Every mile is two in winter (@thejaymo) tweeted at 4:22 AM – 3 Jul 2018 :
Imagining transitions
An interview by Transition Network founder @robintransition for his upcoming book on imagination (

his exciting book in progress on the subject of imagination,

I want to reflect on what it might look like if we decided that we need a national crash programme of imagination rebuilding.  What would happen?  Who would do what?  How might it unfold?

perhaps via cure ios city.. w/2 convos  as infra

as it could be..

ie: hlb via 2 convos that io dance.. as the day..[aka: not part\ial.. for (blank)’s sake…]..  a nother way

That is an *education level intervention, requiring futures education, that could make a significant difference quite quickly. We’re doing it organically, on an opportunistic basis, at the moment. One of my jobs at Carnegie Mellon at the School of Design is to integrate futures into the design curriculum, with the underlying premise there being that if you’re going to be designing things, you should be capable of thinking well about the kinds of futures that you’re designing for, and against.

*if equity is everyone getting a go every day.. redefining public education becomes revolution of everyday life.. aka: global equity

a nother way

If we look at the terrain of intervention as being what Gregory Bateson called ‘a mental ecology’ – an ecology of mind – how do you create situations, which might be at a room scale, or might be at a city scale, *how do you create situations that elevate people’s capacity and willingness and ability to be imaginative?..t..  And further, to deploy those towards imagining particular futures?  Alternative futures.


*perhaps by listening to and facilitating 7bn daily curiosities ie: 2 convos  as infra


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Rob Hopkins is an independent activist and writer on environmental issues, based in Totnes, England. He is best known as the founder and figurehead of the Transition Towns movement, which he started in 2005, and has written three books in support of Transition: The Transition Handbook (2008), The Transition Companion (2011) and The Power of Just Doing Stuff (2013).

transition towns

In 2005, Rob Hopkins moved to Totnes, England, and there co-founded Transition Town Totnes, the first official Transition Town, basing his actions on the same permaculture principles that underpinned his work in Kinsale. In 2007, he co-founded the Transition Network, a charity designed to support the many Transition initiatives emerging around the world, inspired by the processes begun in Kinsale and Totnes. Since then he has been writing and speaking widely about the theory and practice of Transition Towns.


rethinking modern schooling:



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