U.Lab at Impact Hub King’s Cross

Starting September 8th, Impact Hub King’s Cross will offer a streamlined, local version of U.Lab: Leading From the Emerging Future to our members and community. The U.Lab is a program from MITx that develops leadership skills, systemic thinking and collective action.

U.Lab is a MOOC designed by the Presencing Institute that incorporates elements such as coaching circles, deep listening, mindfulness and other innovative tools with the aim of co-creating projects for societal change.

For those wondering about u.lab 0x, the 90-minute self-paced course that is a pre-requisite to this course, you can register here. The course launches on August 15th.

Reinventing Democracy from the Emerging Future

This year the King’s Cross U.Lab Hub will focus on a specific theme: “Reinventing Democracy from the Emerging Future”.

We are living in unpredictable times. It is becoming clear that established systems of Government and Democracy are struggling to adapt to the seismic forces that are giving rise to political outcomes such as Brexit and social threats like Terrorism, Climate Change etc.

Given these challenges numerous questions arise such as:

  • How can democracy be reinvented so that everyone feels they have a stake in it and in society?
  • How can we create a (local, national, global) democracy in which people feel empowered, listened to and willing to participate?
  • How do we as changemakers make an impact on systems that feel outdated and stuck?
  U.Lab provides a framework for engaging with such questions through sensing and actualising emerging future possibilities rather than reacting to (and thereby perpetuating) the patterns of the past.

U.Lab blog posts

Examining Democracy with U.Lab

A 4D Journey Into The State Of Democracy In The UK With U.Lab This post was first seen as a Guest Post by Martha Cuffy on IntellegentHQ At a time in political history that has witnessed the UK exercising democratic…

A U.Lab journey for Reinventing Democracy

A Closer look into Reinventing Democracy This is a guest post by Andy Paice U.lab is an online course that invites participants to go out and explore the world around them and use skills of awareness to sense what’s happening.…

Can the ULab Make Politics More Appealing ?

What does it take to Reinvent Democracy? Guest Post by Lee Baker How can we make politics more appealing? Do we need laws to force politicians to work harder by making seats less safe, or to work less for big…

Behind the scenes at U.Lab with Maria Fonseca

Week 2: Co-sensing The Future By Sharing Stories Part 1 Last September the U.Lab adventure began, with a total of 75,000 participants coming from 190 countries. Delivered by MITx free of charge through the online platform edX (co-founded by MIT…

Social Innovation from the Scottish Government at Impact Hub King’s Cross

Social Innovation from the Scottish Government at Impact Hub King’s Cross Wouldn’t it be fantastic if governments existed to empower citizens into getting together, listening to each other’s dreams and ambitions and enable them to co-create them into reality? Well…

U.Lab: Case Clinics and the Empty Chair

The Emergence of a Project If you’ve ever experienced a moment of group synergy when an entire group of diverse minds meet in a co-creative flow to give birth to a new idea or project, you’ll know how just how…

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