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Weekly round-up- Nintendo at 130, a government giving power to the powerless, the invisible barriers to capital & more!

Published Date: 16 March 2019

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!

Video games

Duncan Collins-Adams: Nintendo at 130: 'It’s on us to create that wow moment for players'

As the video game giant turns 130, veteran developers Shinya Takahashi and Hisashi Nogami reflect on Nintendo’s creative process and legacy. (via The Guardian, March 2019)

Technology

Marco Shek: The 5 Biggest Future Technology Trends: Accenture Reveals Their Vision Of Post-Digital

What are the key technology trends that will disrupt the next three years? (via Forbes, March 2019)

So Jung Rim: Geoff Mulgan: Councils mustn't cede the role of digital placemaker

We’ve all become used to the idea that local government can play a role as a placemaker in the physical world. But these days we live our lives as much in the digital world. It’s online that we connect with friends, manage finances and plan holidays. (via LGC, February 2019)

The political left

So Jung Rim: A radical Labour government must give power to the powerless

Real democracy means giving people more control of their lives every single day – in the workplace, in the community, and over the public services they use. (via Labour List, February 2019)

Duncan Collins-Adams: Exiting the Vampire Castle

We need to learn, or re-learn, how to build comradeship and solidarity instead of doing capital’s work for it by condemning and abusing each other. This doesn’t mean, of course, that we must always agree – on the contrary, we must create conditions where disagreement can take place without fear of exclusion and excommunication. (via Open Democracy, November, 2014)

Funding

Julie Munk: Dismantling Invisible Barriers to Capital

Nonprofit and philanthropic leaders discuss tools and strategies to help address systemic barriers to investment, power, and voice in the sector. (via SSIR, February 2019)

Design

Duncan Collins-Adams: How the Bauhaus Kept Things Weird

Many imitators of the famous art school’s output have missed the surreal, sensual, irrational, and instinctual spirit that drove its creativity. (via City Lab, March 2019)