Reboot helps communities expand our collective imagination, find common cause, and craft a world rooted in care.

Since 2010, we have worked alongside community leaders, artists, activists, and researchers in over 40 countries to champion visions of a more just, caring, and equitable world. We also partner with leading institutions—in the government, non-profit, corporate, and philanthropy sectors—to align efforts, co-create policies, and launch programs that center these visions for systemic change.

We believe in a future that honors the dignity and joy of all, and we help diverse communities come together to shape it together. 

Our principles.

  • We believe that everyone has a unique and meaningful role to play in transforming our world.
  • We center the voices and aspirations of those who have been historically marginalized, and find authentic and nourishing ways to elevate their perspectives.
  • We harness diverse forms of power—cultural, spiritual, political, economic—to create change, and we speak truth to unjust or corrupt power.
  • We bring a point-of-view to how we facilitate dialogues and mediate debates, as “neutral” facilitation simply sustains a toxic status quo.
  • We believe in true reform and champion innovation—but we call out when such efforts simply drive cosmetic change.
  • We believe methods should be interrogated and updated because systems-change too often ignores its colonial and white supremacist roots.
  • We celebrate our excellence in our craft, and recognize we have so much more to learn. We commit to proactively growing and unlearning every day.
  • We reckon with history in our work, to acknowledge historical harms and seek to address their impacts in how we reimagine and redesign anew.
Transformative change comes from diverse communities coming together to challenge narratives of division and hopelessness.

Our history.

Reboot was founded in 2010 on the belief that all people, especially those that have been historically oppressed and marginalized, deserve a meaningful say in shaping our world.

In our early days, drawing from practices in ethnography and design, we worked with leading development and humanitarian agencies to deliver programs and services for the world’s most vulnerable.

Over time, recognizing that complex challenges required interdisciplinarity, we shifted our focus to supporting coalitions and multi-stakeholder initiatives wrestling with the thorniest challenges of our times, from protecting human rights, to advancing participatory governance, to decolonizing knowledge production.

Today, while we continue to work across issues and geographies, we have come to see that deep, transformative change will only come from diverse communities uniting to challenge narratives of division and hopelessness, to celebrate the humanity and wisdom in one another, and to co-create the world that we all deserve. Through research, advisory, and co-creation, we are proud to support our partners in imagining, embodying, and creating transformative change.

We are currently focused on fostering equity-centered democratic evolution, deepening mutual understanding and care, and expanding our civic imagination.

We are curious, humble, restless, and undaunted.

Our team.

The dreamers, designers, organizers, and fighters of Reboot (2010-23):
Abayomi Akinbo
Abubakar Idris
Adam Parker
Adam Talsma
Adeola Ojebiyi
Adriana Alvarez
Alan Joseph Williams
Alik Mikaelian
Alyssa Kropp
Amira El Sayed
Angela Ogbu
Anjali Bhalodia
Ann Lin
Anna Gradlyan
Anna Levy
Anna Xu
Andrew Haupt
Anjali Bhalodia
Aqsa Mirza
Arman Gasparian
Asch Harwood
Ashley Parent
Bayo Opadeyi
Beatrice Nordling
Beth Dunlap
Brian Wampler
Carrie Oppenheimer
Calvin Hutcheon
Casey Gerald
Catherine Park
Chelsey Lepage
Chioma Aguwebo
Chinenye Ugonna
Corey Chao
Dane Roth
Daniela Félix Carvalho Martins
Dave Algoso
Dhiaeddine Boufahja
Eli Ackerman
Elliott Wilkes
Emily Herrick
Emily Lanzas Bogaard
Emma Gardner
Emma Pattison
Erin Moore
Erin Wispelwey
Ethan Wilkes
Faaria Volinski
Farida Kabir
Georgette Stewart
Gloria Suen
Hashim Hashim
Heewon Lee
Herrick Andriamitaha
Husna Ali Khan
Hyun Ju Lee
Ian Pottash
Ijeoma Mba
Iracema Marques
Irfan Kareem
Isabel Munson
Jaime Archundia
Jacmen Kouakou
James Reeves
James Neimeister
Janessa Goldbeck
Jennifer Thibault
Jenchat Bishen
Jeremy Canfield
Jeremy Evans
Josh Levinger
Juliet Barbara
Kate Krontiris
Kate Reed Petty
Katherine Maher
Kerry Brennan
Kisha Bwenge
Keith Pocaro
Kristen Malone
Laura Freschi Hildebrand
Laura Summers
Lauren Gardner
Lauren Suiter
Lauren Weinstein
Leslie Dongh
Lilit Mkhitaryan
Lynn Pyfer
Maddie Gubernick
Mahmoud Shamaa
Maria Unawu
Marielle Velander
Matthew McNaughton
Max Stearns
Megan Marini
Meghana Khandekar
Merlin Chatwin
Michael Touchton
Micah Goldston
Michal Alter
Mollie Ruskin
Mohammed Maikudi
Mostafa Kashef
Nadav Green
Nathan Gold
Nicole Anand
Nina Kiernan
Nonso Jideofor
Olga Elizarova
Ornella Ohoukoh
Osione Itegboje
Panthea Lee
Patrick Ainsline
Paulus Alfons
Priya Ghosh
Raissa Xie
Raul Zambrano
Robin Newman
Roby Purnawan
Rose Harvey
Rose Longhurst
Royce Nitta
Rufai Ahmed
Samantha Hammer
Sarah Fathallah
Sedera Raharinirina
Sheba Rivera
Seyi Adegoke
Slim Hadoussa
Susanna Gevorgyan
Tahir Sherriff
Umma Ahmed
Ugochi Ekwueme
Uzma Aziz
Yop Rwang Pam
Yunie Nurhayati
Xianping Xu
Zachary Brisson