Forward
Forward Democracy is a studio set up with the aims of defending and developing democracy in our digital era. Forward is founded by the same team as the Swap my Vote platform, which has so...
Future Fridays
A civil society based in Cambridge, an interdisciplinary community of practitioners and thinkers working around the intersections of technology, ethics, and society. Technology is advancing rapidly and has implications not guided by how we (in a...
Freedom Film Foundation
Freedom Film Foundation uses film as a way to explore and develop human freedom. On the first Friday of each month, Freedom Film Club watches and discusses films related to freedom, in Cambridge UK and remotely on the...
Future Friday VII | Mental Health & Technology – 30th May 2019
How can technology help support better mental health? Instead of building spaces that breed toxic behaviour like trolling and bullying, are there ways to use...
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GOTV with WhatsApp
We've released another version of our WhatsApp tool that helps spread a pro-democracy message through our social graph on that network - this time to help...
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Freedom Films VIII: The Babushkas of Chernobyl – 7th June 2019
The Babushkas of Chernobyl (2015, Dir. Holly Morris, Anne Bogart, 71 mins) is this month's curated Freedom Film Club film. In the radioactive Dead Zone...
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🇪🇺 in 🇬🇧? Register to 🗳 – and 📣
We have relaunched Save our Future, with messages in 13 new European languages, providing a simple way to send a message to  European friends and...
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Freedom Films VII: Persepolis – 1st May 2019
Persepolis is this month's curated Freedom Film Club film The story of this animated film follows a young girl as she comes of age against...
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Future Friday VI | Narratives for Progress: Climate Change – 26th April 2019
Which narratives and ways of framing the seminal challenge of our age have the best chance of helping us meet that challenge, climate change? What...
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Freedom Films VI: Malcolm X – 5th April 2019
Malcolm X (1925–1965) was an American human rights activist and Muslim minister who was a hugely important figure in the civil rights movement. Best known...
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Supporting Local Democracy Through Data
Democracy Club is a hugely important initiative that has as its mission "An ambitious goal to provide accurate, non-partisan information on every election and candidate...
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Launch: WhatsApp Cascade (‘Save our Future’)
We built a simple tool to help people share a message with their friends and groups on WhatsApp. Clicking the link creates a message in...
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Future Friday V | Global Responsibility – 29th March 2019
How should (and do) current and near-future technology relate to the responsibility of peoples and states to other peoples and states? How can heavily developed...
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Freedom Films V: Suffragette – 1st March 2019
This month's film is 2015's historical fiction about the epochal struggle for votes for women, Sarah Gavron's Suffragette. Interestingly, it was apparently the first film to be...
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Compare the Brexit and Tech for UK in Wired
Wired have run an article on the civic tech innovations coming out of the Tech for UK movement, including our own Compare the Brexit platform. 
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Forward

Forward Democracy is a studio set up with the aims of defending and developing democracy in our digital era.

Forward is founded by the same team as the Swap my Vote platform, which has so far helped thousands of voters to make their votes count, in the UK’s 2015 and 2017 general elections.

We are building a community of civic-minded technologists to further forward democracy and the civic realm.

We are members of Tech for UK and are working on interventions around Britain’s proposed exit from the EU, designing a WhatsApp cascade, Save our Future, to aid civic engagement with the debate around Brexit, and contributing to the Brexit comparison site Compare the Brexit.

Please get in touch if you’d like to be involved in any of the above.

Let’s push things forward.

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