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Weekly round-up- NHS at 70, the dark side of flip flops, and more!

Published Date: 16 July 2018

Each week, the SIX team will be sharing their favourite pieces of reading. The content will be organised thematically, and each piece will tie to work that is currently being undertaken by the organisation. Enjoy!

NHS

Duncan Collins-Adams: 7 wishes for the NHS on its 70th birthday…

Changing power to create a healthy NHS for the future. (via Nesta, July 2018)

Sophie Monaghan-Coombs: Five ideas from other health systems that could transform NHS

Happy 70th birthday to the NHS. Here are 5 ideas from health systems around the world that could help the NHS innovate and continue to thrive. (via The Guardian, July 2018)

Duncan Collins-Adams: 70 years of the NHS: a revolution that is reborn every day

The creation of the health service changed Britain. Yet while this vision is under severe threat, it has also never been more keenly cherished. (via The Guardian, July 2018)

Movements

Kendra Schreiner: Eight lessons from climate organizing for today’s youth-led movements

As a young person, there’s nothing less empowering than listening to an older person tell you how real activism was done in the 1960s. (via OpenDemocracy, June 2018)

Globalisation

Sophie Monaghan-Coombs: How your flip-flops reveal the dark side of globalisation

Unpacking the surprisingly dark journey of the world's highest selling shoe - the flip-flop. (via The Conversation, July 2018)

Gender

Megumi Koyama: Power, Profit & Gender: Women in Innovation

Gender shapes organisational culture, leadership, ideas of success, profitability, and how innovation itself is strategised, designed and practiced. Women are changing the innovation space for everyone. (via Medium, July 2018)

Cities

Duncan Collins-Adams: Save the Elephant: the fight to protect south London's 'anti-Westfield'

Developer Delancey’s plans for Elephant and Castle’s shopping centre risk making the multicultural community just like everywhere else, say traders. (via The Guardian, July 2018)

Mindfulness

Julie Munk: An approach to letting go: Mindfulness towards designing futures

Keynote presentation at DEFSA Conference, Midrand Graduate Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa. (via Academia.edu, September 2015)