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Conversation about the concept of the workshop

Heartfelt thank you, Alain, Franco, and Silke for initiating this very timely and important workshop!

Let's use this discussion space for furthering the proposal in commoning style, appreciating the contribution of each and trusting that the vision emerging from the conversation can be even more powerful than as it is already.

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What is the purpose of the workshop?

The draft says: "The main objective of the meeting is to gather different persons with skills on communication and educational projects in order to define plans and future initiatives to improve the communication about commons towards a broader public." (boldface added by GP)

What follows the "in order to" is certainly a very valuable, public-facing objective. I can imagine, and would feel just as enthused for working for a complementary, movement-facing objective. Something like this — in order to: enhance the movement's collective consciousness, intelligence, and wisdom.

How does that sound to you? If my suggestion resonates with you, the enlarged purpose would also need to be reflected in crafting the invitation, the selection of invitees and the design of the workshop. George Pór - 18:59, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

from Alain Ambrosi, Dec 17, 2012 at 11:43 PM :

This first draft was written as a memo to be built on. I didn't have time to react myself since the Mexico encounter. You responded first and you are abolutely right : we need both public-facing and movement-facing objectives. At the Mexico deep dive meeting we came to the conclusion that, given the variety of ways, levels and domains of commoning of the group of participants, we are engaged in the co-creation of a new culture with its own narrative, institutions and daily practices of conviviality (ways of being and doing together) . We need to share, disseminate and promote that new culture at two levels :

  • the commons movement in order to « enhance the movement's collective consciousness, intelligence, and wisdom » and
  • the general public in order to inform people and hopefully convince them that "another world is possible" and another way of doing things is feasible here and now.

All the best, Alain

Ideas for further discussion before or at the workshop

"We heard from Michel that the P2P Foundation has identified about 2,000 interesting videos and I guess, many of them directly commons related. I believe, Neal Gorenflo of Shareable.net has also some very relevant vids.

Imagine, if we could organize all of the above, index, annotate, tag and curate in a dynamic repository where individual pieces or clusters of them could become target for co-creative conversations, serve as Open Education Resources, or fuel the international dialogue for building/strengthening the Commons movement! If that appeals to you, let's organize some exploratory conversation about this, even before the communication strategy workshop in May, and invite all the commoners who have audio-visual resources. The outcome of that could then flow into and enhance what we do at the workshop." (G.Por)