Everybody's an activist today. This site will make you a better one.
Hey :). I’m Mehran Khalili, and I’ve worked on over a hundred campaigns as a grassroots organiser, political consultant and corporate comms guy.
Subvrt brings together what I’ve learned so far on how to confront power and make change happen. It’s a free, weekly newsletter and website, sometimes podcast interviews and video guides, with tips and tactics you can use right now.
There's no theoretical BS or moralising here. My take on activism is simple, practical, and based on what gets a result. It draws on project management and marketing, but also psychology, culture and even meditation.
Whether you want to build a volunteer-powered international campaign, or just be more persuasive in standing up for what you believe in. Whether you’re impact-curious or a full-on shark… Subvrt is for you.
A bit about me
Co-founded the political consultancy Clearcase. Adviser to the Democracy In Europe Movement (DiEM25); coordinator of the Campaign Accelerator programme. I also run community projects and take black-and-white photos.
Previously: Management consultant at Andersen; PR adviser to tech companies (Philips, Xerox and Novell), based in London.
Async, remote-first and working out of Crete, Greece. 😎