A sampler of themes from our Atrocity Prevention Challenge.
We're switching things up this week on OpenIDEO. Our Atrocity Prevention Challenge moves from its insightful Inspiration phase to its collaborative Ideas phase. Join in with your fresh thinking around our challenge themes: Applying Technology, Signalling Danger, Creating Clarity, Enabling Action and Hubs + Connectors. Maybe grab some friends plus our Brainstorm in a Box toolkit and try out a brainstorm – or OpenSTORMS as we call them hear on OpenIDEO.
We've also selected a member of the OpenIDEO community to work alongside our team on this challenge to encourage participation and spread the word. A few weeks back we put out the call to our community for applications and now we've chosen seasoned OpenIDEO collaborator Arjan Tupan as our Atrocity Prevention Challenge Community Champion. Check out his intro interview, catch this video clip he made to help out participants on the challenge and watch out for him across challenge conversations. Also check out this week's Featured Eyewitness Interview with Zeinab Blandia – a peacemaker from Sudan who's been described as a point person for creating community and maintaining peace in the Nuba Mountains.
We're especially excited this week that the Made in Lower East Side (miLES) initiative, which evolved from our Vibrant Cities Challenge, has been featured by Fast Company: This “Airbnb For Storefronts” Is Creating New Opportunities In A New York Neighbourhood. This is an OpenIDEO concept which is being implemented by our own community members. How are you going to be part of turning ideas into action where you live?