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Dora Meade

Dora Meade

Associate


Associate

For me, building diverse networks is key to the success of any framing intervention. My focus is on how we create communities that are able to work, and speak, together.

I am also a facilitator and qualitative researcher; I co-authored the Framing the Economy report and a communications handbook for equality bodies. I have a particular interest in how we communicate, and bring about, a new economy.  Before joining PIRC in 2016, I was the Lead Organiser at Positive Money and Political Editor of Shoppinghour Magazine. I am an urbanite stuck in rural mid-Wales. Please send help.

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Recent posts by Dora:

Pandemic Response: Part 6 Resources Regularly updated

Action is the antidote to despair. Joan Baez Resources for solidarity, support & mental health: Local Organising to Support the Most Vulnerable in Our CommunitiesCovid-19 Mutual Aid UK On living your best self indoorsNim Ralph Resources for communicating about COVID-19: National Covid-19 Messaging DocumentASO Communications Talking About COVID-19: A Call for Racial, Economic, and HealthRead more

Pandemic Response: Part 4 Pandemic Metaphors 21 Tracking the narrative

Analyses of language reveal the extraordinary fact that we use around one metaphor for every ten seconds of speech or written work. If that sounds like too much, it’s because you’re so used to thinking metaphorically – to speaking of ideas that are ‘conceived’ or rain that is ‘driving’ or rage that is ‘burning’ orRead more

Pandemic Response: Part 3 Pandemic Beliefs 1 Understanding the narrative

Only a crisis – actual or perceived – produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. Milton Friedman So what are the ideas that are lying around? You may not share Milton Friedman’s opinion of the ideas we need lying around. But ourRead more

Pandemic Response: Part 2 Messages of Hope 1 From across civil society

When we drop fear, we can draw nearer to people [in some ways at least], we can draw nearer to the earth, we can draw nearer to all the heavenly creatures that surround us. bell hooks We have in the past week been grateful to receive several beautiful messages of hope from our colleagues andRead more

Pandemic Response: Part 1 Unimaginable times 2 An evolving resource

Just a few weeks ago, this moment was unimaginable. We would not have believed the headlines, or been able to picture how the high street looks today. COVID-19 has abruptly pressed pause on anything that resembles ‘normal’ day-to-day life. This is a moment of anxiety. We are fearful for our health and the health ofRead more

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