What is Raccords?

Raccords is a free digital newsletter sent to your inbox every three months. It offers inspiring, researched and documented content on various issues surrounding social innovation. Each issue focuses on a specific theme and features experts from all walks of life who share their point of view. Four sections are proposed in various formats (text, audio and visual) to engage your imagination and intellectual curiosity:

  • a written interview with a guest contributor
  • an episode of our “Raccords” podcast (a new addition for 2021, available on most podcast listening platforms)
  • a video or illustration signed by the artist
  • a list of top picks to discover

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Why Raccords? Beyond the nod to the french cinematographic term (which refers to the absence of editing glitches between scenes and ensures continuity), the title evokes our desire to fill the gaps that separate good ideas from their deployment opportunities, actors of change to the ecosystem players, and new approaches to those already tried and tested. Raccords (which could also be translated as Connections or Links) also refers to the MIS’s desire to contribute to the rooting of a true culture of collaboration and social innovation to better address the major challenges of the 21st century.

Raccords is a new form of digital content that allows us to broaden the scope of our collective knowledge in social innovation. By deepening our understanding of this approach, we hope to contribute to redefining a better way of living together.


#07, February 2021

How can we reconnect with Indigenous knowledge in order to accelerate social and ecological transition?

How can we reconnect with Indigenous knowledge in order to accelerate social and ecological transition?

We’ve said again and again that we must listen to science in order to address the urgency and devastating scale of climate change. But what can science learn from ancestral Indigenous knowledge, whose solutions to environmental upheaval have endured over the course of millennia?

Taking this paradox as a starting point—on the one hand, the impact of climate change on vulnerable populations, and, on the other, the demonstrated resilience of Indigenous land—Raccords asks how we might foster convergence between our respective knowledge systems and amplify our collective efforts to transform the social and ecological landscapes. (Photo credit : Allan Lissner | Indigenous Climate action)

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