This is part of Rebel Wisdom’s Mediation Series. Matthew Taylor is the head of the Royal Society for the Arts (RSA), and has been at the centre of UK politics and culture for decades.

He first started focusing on the problem of polarisation and mediation a decade ago, and has seen the problem grow until it has become one of the dominant issues facing democracy. What lessons has he learned in that time?

This conversation with Rebel Wisdom’s David Fuller covers the destructive impact of new technology, how politics itself is based on bad faith argumentation and how a cultural shift is needed to reverse course.