At The World Transformed this year we experimented with a different kind of policymaking. Through ten TWT Policy Labs, we wanted to use the knowledge, experience and ideas of everyone at the festival to outline a society that works for all. Our aims were simple but far-reaching: to create a sense of agency and ownership for people within the political process; to encourage participants to move beyond critiques of the current system towards more tangible policy proposals and solutions, and to inspire new models of grassroots action.
While the manifesto was broad – covering a range of issues from drug policy to media reform – it was certainly not comprehensive. So we hope the document itself, far from being a finished product, will be an example of the kind of policymaking we could and should be doing. This manifesto will be a living, breathing document that we can share with Transformed events across the country. We want local groups to add their own ideas and issues, and for the manifesto to be iterative and constantly evolving.