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Weekly round-up- the realisations of climate change, an ideal Modernist city in Romania, female science fiction & more

Published Date: 17 September 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!

Climate change

Sophie Monaghan-Coombs: Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

A long read on the realisations about climate change and almost policy changes between 1979 and 1989 that could have altered the series of events ever since. The history of this period is put alongside photos and videos that show the extent of possibly avoidable climate change damage in the modern world. (via The New York Times, August 2018)

Cities

Duncan Collins-Adams: Drumul Taberei: Utopia Interrupted

What happened to the ideal Modernist city on the edge of Bucharest? A series of interviews that track the history of Modernist living in Romania. (via The Black Sea, September 2018)

Future

Megumi Koyama: Women Invent the Future

An anthology of science fiction stories written by women, for everyone. (via doteveryone, August 2018)

Civil society

Julie Munk: To Restore Civil Society, Start With the Library

This crucial institution is being neglected just when we need it the most. (via The New York Times, September 2018)

So Jung Rim: Civil Society Strategy: Building a future that works for everyone

This UK government strategy sets out how they will work with and support civil society in the years to come, in order to build a country that works for everyone.