Richard Hawkins


Production Lead & Direction Group

I’m a designer, facilitator and org-systems tinkerer. I lead the design and production of PIRC’s materials and resources. I also coordinate PIRC’s Direction Group which ensures we have an amazing and effective Board of Trustees, a clear organisational strategy and a culture of learning and development.

Previously, I led PIRC’s work on Common Cause between 2010-2015, exploring the role of values in social and cultural change, facilitating workshops and trainings across the third sector and civil society in the UK and Europe. I also coordinated PIRC’s climate work, bridging between the scientific community and campaigning NGOs and authored the Climate Safety report.

I love visual communication and have worked on several social and environmental projects with information designers and London Design Colleges. I have a degree in Law, specialising in International Environmental Law, from the University of Nottingham. I’m a co-founder of Campaign Lab & Culture lab and a reluctant Fellow of the RSA.

Skills & interests

#participatorydemocracy #disco #orgculture #flatorgs #puns #liberation #cwtches #captainawkward #framing #facilitation #boardgames #values #ultimatefrisbee #informationdesign #typography #whitetextoncolourfulbackgrounds #xkcd

Recent posts by Richard:

Part 1: Unimaginable times

Pandemic Response: Part 1Unimaginable times 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 areRead more

Framing Nature Toolkit

About the toolkit It builds on the work of Common Cause for Nature concentrating on the practical application of communication tools in conservation. The content was created during the framing nature project and has come from working closely on projects with the Wildlife Trust, RSPB, Fresh Water Habitats Trust and ZSL. Download The toolkit isRead more

Open Framing

Civil society creating powerful, shared stories “Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity.” —Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Author What we’ll do Successivamente inizia il processo naturale diRead more

Framing Climate Justice—Applications OPEN

Catastrophic heatwaves, devastating droughts, deadly wildfires and extreme storms. In 2018, the world saw glimpses of what the future could be without urgent action to solve the climate crisis. But everywhere, people are coming together to organise for real climate solutions. More than ever, we need to be fighting to win, to shift the narrative,Read more

General Election Framing Guide

For anyone working towards a more equitable, democratic and sustainable society It’s just seven days until the polling stations close. Depending on your constitution (and/or the most recent poll you have seen), you might feel we are living in exciting (or terrifying) political times, or you might agree with Brenda in Bristol that there is justRead more

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