Communication by numbers, symbolic power and slowdown
A seminar for the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity, London School of Economics, March 29th 2019.
Audio recording of a seminar given on the subject of how to tell compelling stories about inequality, and social change using data. Danny talks about how to draw on statistics to present engaging and clear arguments and information to the media, the general public, policymakers and politicians with the aim of increasing awareness of inequality and helping to effect change. He shares some stories from his own experience of what works and what doesn’t, and why – and especially on why you really need to have your facts straight.
Fellows were asked to read this paper before coming to the seminar. The seminar concentrated on the complex issues of showing how change occurs, and an audio recording of it is below: