Episode 5 | The Tyranny of Structurelessness Have you ever been part of a grassroots movement that started out with the best intentions, but eventually fizzled out or turned toxic? In this episode of our podcast, we examine “The Tyranny of Structurelessness,” a phenomenon where a lack of formal structure in grassroots movements can lead to unintended consequences that undermine their effectiveness and sustainability. We explore the origins of this idea and its relevance to contemporary social movements, including the challenges and benefits of formalising organisational structures. You’ll also hear our firsthand accounts as activists and organisers who have experienced the negative effects of structurelessness and discuss potential solutions to ensure that movements maintain their grassroots spirit while still operating effectively and sustainably. Join us as we dive into this thought-provoking topic, and learn how a deeper understanding of structure and power dynamics can contribute to building more effective and sustainable social movements.