The League of Pragmatic Optimists (LOPO) is a meeting place in cities and towns across the globe where people who want to make the world better can meet, generate ideas and projects, get inspiration and a recharge, find collaborators and have their neurons tickled in the cause of improving the story of humanity. Another way of looking at it is as an exercise in “engineered serendipity” – a mechanism for diverse people and ideas to bump into each other and create (and deliver) projects that aim to improve things. Local chapters meet at regular intervals to free themselves from day-to-day organisational or mental silos, and network in an inspiring atmosphere of do-ers.
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Co-habitation: housing and communities. Dear pragmatic optimists, Two weeks ago, we met for LOPO lab #6 where we explored questions and solutions around the current housing crisis in London. We went deeper too, sharing thoughts and feelings about cohabitation, community, ownership and what makes a home. Thanks to Will Mercer from the Trampery who kicked […]