Back in May 2011 a bunch of “policy vagabonds, 3rd Sector tarts, social enterprise mercenaries and reformed Marxists” took over a disused Subway shop in Clerkenwell and the first pop-up social enterprise think-tank was born. It operated for a week of intensive discussions, debates, arguments, papers and tweets and then “went dark”.
Well, the report from that period of intense activity has now been published. (Although I’m sure pop-up think tanks don’t call their publications “reports” — that would be nowhere near cutting-edge enough.)
The good news is, POPse’s Bursting Policy Bubbles is an excellent read — informative, provocative, probing, ideas-driven. And moreover, it is also well written and readable (even if the pop-up copy editors weren’t always available).
Highly recommended for its breadth of ideas, analysis and critique. (Click the graphic for a direct download of the PDF.)