Doughnut Dreams

An activity to imagine your vision of a future when we are all living in the Doughnut

Version 1.0 (September 2020)


Overview

In this creative activity participants are invited to express their vision of a future when we are all living in the Doughnut. This can be done visually by drawing on a blank Doughnut template and / or a written or spoken story of that vision. And it can be taken in many directions, such as turning the visuals into a gallery or a spiral, or turning the stories into a book or a play. If done as a collective, the activity can start with an optional visioning exercise to help participants access a more creative and imaginative space.


Why do it?

  • Visioning is an enormously powerful activity for opening people’s sense of possibility
  • The simplicity and flexibility of this activity means it’s suitable for everyone and can be adapted in many ways
  • It’s fun and can be enjoyed by everyone, including those who participate and those who get to see and hear the visions that have been created


Who is it for?

Educators | Communities

How long does it take?

60 minutes

How many people is it for?

Any number

What materials do I need?

Print-outs of the blank Doughnut template on white cardboard, drawing / colouring materials and if you’re making the spiral you’ll need scissors and glue

Acknowledgements

Original idea and lesson plan by Rob Shorter of DEAL. Time machine idea from Rob Hopkins of Transition Network. Doughnut Dream picture drawn by Siri Krznaric, age 11. Additional contributions from Kate Raworth, Carlota Sanz, Andrew Fanning of DEAL and Stephanie Leite.

Links

Open the Doughnut Dreams activity guide in Google Doc

The Doughnut Dream Spiral


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    Sandra Matecki

    Luxembourg (Luxembourg) & Trier (Germany)

    I am looking to connect, exchange and collaborate. And offer my experience of living and volunteering in different countries

    Shannon Coles

    Otley, West Yorkshire

    We are hoping to both Lear from and support the DEAL community

    Alexandra Cook

    London, England, United Kingdom

    I'd like to bring doughnut economics into my KS3 Geography / KS5 Politics curriculum. Keen to collaborate with other educators.

    Kevin Shea

    Baiting Hollow, Calverton, New York, United States of ...

    Becoming effective altruistic, seeking to participate in politics of belonging, and doughnut economics

    Stéphanie Gauthier

    Les Houches, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

    My objectives : improve my knowledge of change, take action through the pedagogy of change and resilience

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