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by Kirstin Butler How a numbered list can start a personal revolution. Some days everyone needs a little extra encouragement. The words or lines or colors don’t want to come , or worse, we don’t even want to sit down to create .
Communal work is when a gathering takes place to accomplish a task or to hold a competition. A number of cultures have such gatherings, often for the purpose of holding a competition, as in a spelling bee , or for providing manual labour, as in a barn raising . Especially in the past, the tasks were often major jobs, such as clearing a field of timber or raising a barn, that would be difficult to carry out alone. It was often both a social and utilitarian event.
The basis of THNK, located near the heart of Amsterdam. | THNK. The Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership.About THNK A school with a mission Of course the world is changing. That’s what it’s done since time began. Evolution is natural.
After a first pilot in Rotterdam, Your Lab will start in Amsterdam, June 2012: a project for youngsters between 16 and 29, from different social and cultural backgrounds. Participants are coached for two months, two days a week and will learn skills necessary to create a culture free of opposition, narcissism, fear and strategic games. Growing up in such an opposition culture that has been set as an example by many of today’s politicians, entrepreneurs and media, is leading to crises we are seeing today. In Your Lab participants will learn the skills to lead the transition towards a culture based on: openness, empathy, integrity, interest. Your Lab does not focus on the development of knowledge and skills alone.
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In jazz, creative input is egalitarian and meritocratic. If you can “blow” you can play regardless of background, personal style, or anything else. Miles Davis famously wrote in his autobiography, “I don’t care if a dude is purple with green breath as long as he can swing.” Do you add spice to your creative team? Do you contribute to the process of the whole? O ne of the defining elements of jazz is improvisation, the act of composing on the fly.
Unless you’ve been living in Cathay Pacific’s first-class lounge at Hong Kong Airport and reading nothing but Agatha Christie novels, you may have noticed that more architects and designers than ever are working to save the world. They want to contribute not just to a healthy economy but also to a clean, well-regulated environment and peaceful society. And they’re beating multiple paths to those ambitions: forming nonprofit companies or partaking in corporate social-responsibility initiatives, mobilizing students, partnering with NGOs, applying for foundation grants, and participating in competitions trolling for innovative ideas. They’re even moonlighting in their studios, designing emergency shelters, water purifiers, public-awareness campaigns, sustainably sourced fashion, and solar-powered stoves. Are they spinning their wheels?
Pebble watch face idea: Ulysses, abridged, in real-time over 24 hrs. 23 March 2013 | LINK
Members join for a variety of reasons. It’s an interesting and effective way of giving Network membership helps us discover more interesting social change projects than we can find on our own. Membership is not everyone’s cup of tea, because often these projects are quite radical and risky: challenging rather than cuddly. However, by working together, we share expertise and the risks, and so find that we can fund important and cutting-edge projects. By giving collaboratively, we separate our giving from power.
Transition Towns (also known as transition network or transition movement ) is a grassroots network of communities that are working to build resilience in response to peak oil, climate destruction, and economic instability. [ 1 ] Transition Towns is a brand for these environmental and social movements “founded (in part) upon the principles of permaculture ”, based originally on Bill Mollison ’s seminal Permaculture, a Designers Manual published in 1988. [ 2 ] The Transition Towns brand of permaculture uses David Holmgren’s 2003 book, Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability . [ 3 ] These techniques were included in a student project overseen by permaculture teacher Rob Hopkins at the Kinsale Further Education College in Ireland.
After 6 months of thinking *very hard* about the more controversial things of life, like democracy, creativity and the future of society, *quietly to myself*, I suddenly find myself almost ready to ‘think out loud’ again and publish some unfinished thoughts for others to consider. While this can feel very risky at times I consider that collaborative and public conversations around some of these difficult topics holds enormous value – so I invite you to agree, argue and criticise the ideas and suggestions below as strongly as possible – with a view that this process toughens thinking - hopefully making it more robust and useful. Recap of earlier thinking
NESsT is a catalyst for social enterprises in emerging markets and worldwide. We achieve our mission by providing financial capital, training and mentoring, and access to markets for a high-impact portfolio of social enterprises in emerging markets. We combine the tools and strategies of business leadership, entrepreneurship and investment with the mission and values of the social sector to enable our portfolio to: better plan, improve management capacity, grow, and increase their social impact.
Since 1983 Mediamatic has been active as a cultural institution. We are interested in cultural developments that foster new technologies, and new technologies that spur cultural developments. We have produced CD-ROMs and magazines, exhibitions, workshops, salons, dev camps and other get-togethers. We contribute to the development of software and art, and occasionally act as a publishing company. Mediamatic.net was launched in 1994 and has been a growing online social network since 2002. Past
is voor leden en geïnteresseerden. De site geeft een beeld van wat Het Halve Werk is, doet, en waar het voor staat. Leden hebben, nadat ze zich geregistreerd hebben, toegang tot het ledenbestand en kunnen zo meer over elkaar te weten komen voor dat ze met elkaar aan tafel te gaan zitten of juist daarna. De website is bedoeld als een agenda en ledenbestand, als visitiekaartje, prikbord en naslagwerk. Het is niet de bedoeling een tegenhanger te zijn van facebook of andere netwerksites, deze doen al heel goed wat ze doen.