Hosted at the London Transport Museum in 2016,  Happy and Green drew connections between Sustainability and Wellbeing in supporting individual, institutional and societal resilience – and considered the particular role that culture can play. 

A day rich in provocation and discussion bringing together thinkers from the fields of policy and practice; public sector and private sector; economics, social change, community, museums and the wider arts and cultural sector.

Watch edited highlights of the event (parts 1 and 2) and full presentations from Lord Gus O’Donnell of Frontier Economics and Rob Hopkins, Co-Founder of the Transition Movement (below).  Read about a range of approaches in different fields taking a complementary frame for action and demonstrating and a storify of the event.

Part One

  • Introduction by Lucy Neal, Happy Museum Project 0:00 mins
  • Lord Gus O’Donnell, Chairman Frontier Economics 3:53 mins
  • Tony Butler, Executive Director Derby Museums 5:56 mins
  • Q&A part one 10:03 mins

Part Two

  • Maria Amidu, Visual artist 00:05 mins
  • Rob Hopkins, Co-founder Transition Network 04:38 mins
  • Q&A part two 12;45 mins
  • Last comments from speakers 16:34 mins 

Rob Hopkins on how our past can inform a better future

Lord Gus O’Donnell on how we measure societal progress