The end of an Innovation Learning Network (@ILNMuse) in person meeting is often more dramatic than the beginning. There’s the customary thank you and robe ceremony (this year, it’s in 360 degrees):
Next time in the Netherlands
I knew the next meeting was going to be in the Netherlands, but I didn’t know would be at the I’ve-always-wanted-to-go-to REshape Center for Innovation at Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen, Netherlands (@reshape) founded by Lucien Engelen (@lucienengelen). Always-wanted-to-go-to because I’ve liberally copied/tried to keep up with Lucien’s pro-patient innovations, most notably patients included.
Design for Hope
I identify with this concept in so many ways, because wherever I see the future being born (which is everywhere), I always see hope. It’s a key reason I like to take pictures, to capture and remember it (and the human spirit).
I see people attempt to design around hope or try to design it away, and I always ask, “why would you want to oppose something so unstoppable in the human existence?”
Quick tip: Just don’t do it 🙂
Chris then told us about Jackie.
The photograph at the top of this post is of Jackie Lynton (@JackieLynton), in 2014, at the Innovation Learning Network in person meeting in Washington, DC. I believe she asked me to photograph her next to the image of Colin Powell, which is very fitting if you ever met Jackie.
As Chris relayed to us, Jackie is now fighting for her life.
Lynton sees her role as supporting and taking advice from people on the frontline and says it’s unhelpful when people describe her as the leader of Change Day. “We work in a hierarchical organisation,” she says. “Developing a social movement within a hierarchy is challenging enough. For me to then stand up and say I’m the leader of Change Day totally takes away from the fact that it’s a grassroots movement.”Jackie Lynton, The Guardian, 2014
You know it when you see it. Human spirit.
It is an unstoppable force, it’s beautiful, and we’ll forever be drawn to it and the people who harness it to change everything.
Additional photographs below. Click through to flickr to see the equirectangular shots automagically become photospheres.