Author: David Clubb

  • Introducing; Mastodon for Organisations training

    Introducing; Mastodon for Organisations training

    As Xitter continues to plumb the depths of free speech absolutism, empowering, enriching and emboldening far-right views, many people are starting to question whether the dominant forms of social media are appropriate for them or the organisations they work for. Afallen has long been a pioneer of open source technologies, and we are proud to…

  • Afallen’s ‘Cynnig Cymraeg’

    Afallen’s ‘Cynnig Cymraeg’

    Header photo: a signpost from Tafwyl (David Clubb) Afallen and the Welsh language Afallen was created for a number of reasons. We want to keep money and skills in Wales. We want to help organisations understand, and better implement, Future Generations ways of working in order to achieve the Future Generations Goals. And we want…

  • If we tolerate this; Wales in the world economy

    If we tolerate this; Wales in the world economy

    This guest post by Professor Calvin Jones, published on St David’s Day 2024, is part of Afallen’s ongoing work to stimulate debate about the opportunities to create prosperity in Wales by thinking and doing differently. Header photo: the Amazon Warehouse (‘fulfillment centre’) in Swansea, obtained from Coflein.gov.uk. “The original marginality, of course, was that of…

  • Board training

    Board training

    Afallen is delighted to be working in partnership with Deep Insight to deliver a programme of training, fully funded by Welsh Government, to improve representation of Wales’ diverse communities on public Boards in Wales. The three training programmes, to be delivered in February and March 2024, are: Each of the training programmes is being offered…

  • Introducing Katie!

    Introducing Katie!

    Shwmae, I’m Katie, and I’m excited to start my internship at Afallen! I’m currently completing my MSc Society, Environment and Global Change at Swansea University. This course has allowed me to see the environment through a political, social and economic lens. I’m originally from Merthyr Tydfil but have lived in Swansea since 2017 when I…

  • Supporting Mastodon in Wales

    Supporting Mastodon in Wales

    One of Afallen’s values is championing the use of Creative Commons and open source solutions. This is because we believe – and the evidence supports our view – that a cooperative and co-production approach provides bigger overall benefits to society than a purely commercial economy. Our first White Paper outlined the potential for Wales that…

  • Afallen annual report 2022

    Afallen annual report 2022

    2022 brought us plenty of interesting work, and allowed us to contribute to our mission of bringing meaningful work to our amazing Partners and Associates across Wales. It also saw us taking on our first Apprentice, Louise! We’ve continued to grow in the range and size of the projects we deliver. This enables us to…

  • Assessing the intangible; parallel challenges in evaluating culture and nature

    Assessing the intangible; parallel challenges in evaluating culture and nature

    This article was written by Afallen Partner David Clubb, and first published in February 2023 by the Design Commission for Wales, in their 20-year anniversary publication. Culture has a uniquely defined place within Wales’ statute, being defined as one of the Well-being Goals within the Well-being of Future Generations Act [1]: A Wales of Vibrant…

  • We want you to have our transport impact spreadsheet!

    We want you to have our transport impact spreadsheet!

    We’ve been monitoring our transport impact in Afallen for just over a year now, as part of our assessment against the Seren EMS. Our data is imperfect; it relies on individuals filling out their individual trips made, and we all have pressing priorities. But – it’s a start, and it gives us an idea of…

  • Reaping the open source benefit for Wales

    Reaping the open source benefit for Wales

    Digital infrastructure and services underpin much of our modern existence. In work and leisure, with family and friends, we inhabit – to ever-greater extents – a digital world. This world, much like the ‘real’ world, is characterised by huge disparities in access and opportunities. Many digital opportunities are jealously guarded by global corporations that create…