Version 1.0 (September 2020)
This activity is based on the question ‘Can humanity get into the Doughnut by 2050?’, with four different answers represented in the picture. Participants are invited to ‘take a stand’ and go to the corner of the room that best represents their view, then share their thoughts with others, write them down collectively, then go to another corner and reflect on and respond to what they see. Thoughts and responses are recorded on large sheets of paper and then put on walls to create a gallery of ‘Doughnut debates’. The activity ends with a period of reflection, inviting participants to notice how their view has changed or not, based on what they’ve seen and heard from others.
Communities | Educators | any groups interested in exploring the concept of the Doughnut
90 minutes (but can be done in less time)
10 - 50
Picture (download below), 4 large sheets of paper (at least A2), pens, post-it notes
Respond to and hold space for emotions that may arise
Original activity by Kate Raworth
Activity guide by Rob Shorter at DEAL
Additional contributions from Hannah Dewhirst
Yeu Wen Mak
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
For now, I will say that I have been inspired by Kate's work all these years!
Rionegro, Antioquia, Colombia
I'm here to learn and put my experience to the service of downscaling the doughnut to my city Medellin and my country Colombia.
Adolfo Chautón Pérez
Cáceres, Extremadura, España & Marvão, Alentejo, Portugal
Territorial Innovation for Socio-Ecological Systems
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