Forking the SDGs

[W]hat happens when small, challenging, new prototypes come up against big, powerful institutions, and is there hope for prototypes to transform the world through the SDGs? Can prototyping culture – forking, openness, collaboration – even help to transform the institutions themselves? Sustainability prototypes anticipate worlds-not-yet ready and institutions-not-yet-existing. But it’s the inherited institutions of the present that evaluate and select what to develop. How might the SDGs help bridge this snag in time and enable transformations beyond prototyping?

This blog post explores these questions, inspired by a December 2017 workshop called ‘Sustainable Transformations: Beyond Prototyping’ at itdUPM, that I helped organise as part of my visiting research position at the Centre.

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