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Weekly round-up- The rise of female philanthropy, loneliness in the city & alternative democratic systems.

Author: SIX
Published Date: 3 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!


Marco Shek: The Rise of Female Philanthropists - And Three Big Bets They Make

Most of the private wealth that will change hands in the coming decades is likely to go to women. How will philanthropy change as a result of this? (via Forbes, July 2018)


Duncan Collins-Adams: Why the Mayor of Seoul sleeps in a shack

He wants to learn how to live the hard up life. (via The Economist, August 2018)

Duncan Collins-Adams: How art helped me see the beauty in loneliness

Olivia Laing’s The Lonely City explores the connection between isolation and creativity. In this extract she examines its role in the work of Edward Hopper, Andy Warhol and others, and suggests we should all be a little less frightened of being alone… (via The Guardian, February 2016)


Megumi Koyama: The Ride to Vote: Use Lyft to Exercise Your Rights

Lyft claim to be working to improve lives by connecting people and their communities through the world’s best transportation. This Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 6), they want to help people across America exercise their right to vote. (via Lyft Blog, August 2018)

Julie Munk: Elements of the democratic economy

Traditional policies and neoliberal principles are proving to be unsuitable to address issues of income equality, concentrated wealth community divestment and displacement, persistent place- and race-based poverty, and environmental destruction. What are some alternatives and hybrid forms of systems that are taking place? (via The Next System Project, August 2018)