Faced with the threat of mass extinction, a global pandemic and rising inequality, we cannot afford to merely fight symptoms, but have to instead radically rethink the economic and social systems that produce them.
We connect radical organisations working on bringing about post-capitalist economies, communities of care, or waste eradication with our growing community of software developers and designers. Our aim is to provide those who best understand the problems with the technological resources they need to successfully implement the solutions.
Along-side our immediate support, we organise meetups, co-working events, and speed-dating sessions for engineers and projects to meet.
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We only succeed when the systems and tools we create are inclusive to anyone, regardless of time, physical fitness, wealth, or digital literacy and built by a diverse group of people.
Effective Altruism asks how we solve the world’s problems & pairs this with a theory of change: start by doing the most effective good you can. Effective Radicalism suggests that the best we can do, might be to consider changing systemic conditions.
Our problems are too great and our systems too complex to go at it alone. The Radical Engineers believe that lasting change happens when humans set their egos aside and collaborate.
Too often disruption takes the form of vulnerable people having their lives uprooted. Instead, we value strategies that help us transition to new economic systems.
Does your project or organisation need our help? Our call for projects is now open.More info here!
Anouk has a background in political economics and software development. Over the past decade, they developed their research skills as an economic analyst and investigative journalist, worked as a software developer and founded several communities in the technological space.
Tom is a software developer / hacker, interested in projects with clear social, political, and environmental impacts. Also worked on an art commission looking into the future of work - Work We Want, shown at the Southbank.
Margreet is a behavioural economist and web developer with an interest in projects with social and environmental impacts.
James is a business planner specialising in income and budget planning for charities and organisations with radical ideas for improving the world. You can also find him running around behind the scenes at events like the Escape Room Industry Conference, Now Play This and Hack the Police.
Zarinah is a neuro-scientist who in addition works on building intentional communities and prefigurative politics. Citizen and nomad of the Embassy Network, where their projects include Alternative Justices, Second Life, The Social Observatory, Haight St Commons and many others.