The TIP Resource Lab will be launched in 2022 as the ‘connective tissue’ between the projects, experiments and geographies of the Consortium.
It will offer practical tools and resources for implementing TIP methods, and share learnings from the journey of TIPC members, associated members and partners across Latin America, Africa, Europe and Asia. It also links to academic research that drives TIP thinking about the nature of society and processes of change.
The Resource Lab will be open access and online, launched through a series of learning events. It is envisaged as an open and creative space, focused on the exchange of knowledge and experience, capacity building and reflexive learning – a place where the TIP community can meet and learn from each other with the shared aim of fostering transformations. It will also provide a conduit for connecting research into TIP with practical application.
The TIP Resource Lab will be made up of five components.
The first three will explore TIP’s methods for:
- understanding a chosen socio-technical system, and defining what changes are needed;
- planning and implementing experimental interventions to help build new rules to enable change; and
- monitoring, evaluating and learning from the experimental interventions.
The final two components provide complementary tools, resources and references for:
- ways of working with different political and cultural contexts, with different types of organisations and with a variety of people, with an attention to the process of implementing TIP; and
- extending the TIP community of practice and the knowledge infrastructure needed to continuously improve TIP practice and theory.
The components will be accompanied by a narrative user guide that alludes to the questions, processes, case studies and tools.
The TIP methodology is, above all, flexible and experimental and the continued customisation of tools and resources and diversity of interpretations across different contexts will help to enrich future thinking and practice.