From What Is to What If: The Role of Imagination in Transition

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Rob Hopkins

In this online webinar, co-hosted with the international Transition Network and Post Carbon Institute, Transition Movement co-founder Rob Hopkins will set out the key ideas behind his new book From What Is to What If and invite participants to reflect on the role of the imagination in their work in Transition. It will include some interactive exercises, stories from around the world, and a way of looking at it that you may not have experienced before. As Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics described it, "for anyone seeking a renewed sense of possibility, this one's for you."

Rob Hopkins is a cofounder of Transition Town Totnes and Transition Network, and the author of The Power of Just Doing Stuff, The Transition Handbook, and The Transition Companion. In 2012, he was voted one of the Independent’s top 100 environmentalists and was on Nesta and the Observer’s list of Britain’s 50 New Radicals. Hopkins has also appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Four Thought and A Good Read, in the French film phenomenon Demain and its sequel Apres Demain, and has spoken at TEDGlobal and three TEDx events.
An Ashoka Fellow, Hopkins also holds a doctorate degree from the University of Plymouth and has received two honorary doctorates from the University of the West of England and the University of Namur. He is a keen gardener, a founder of New Lion Brewery in Totnes, and a director of Totnes Community Development Society, the group behind Atmos Totnes, an ambitious, community-led development project. He blogs at and and tweets at @robintransition.  In his spare time, he likes to draw.
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