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February 7th, 2020 16:13

Connecting with other people interested in Microsolidarity

Richard D. Bartlett
Richard D. Bartlett Public Seen by 156

Hey folks, there is a slowly growing list of 70+ really interesting people in this group. I feel there is a lot of potential sitting here, which could be activated at any moment!

I wanted to be explicit: I am not planning to lead a lot of community engagement, at least not yet. I am busy getting my business in order, doing R&D for microsolidarity, and publishing whatever I learn. When people approach me with interest in the topic, I direct them to this group.

My invitation to you all is: please feel free to self-organise! If you want to host discussions, have a virtual meetup, pair up to share research, find people to meet in your local area... all of that sounds good!

I just wanted to clarify that you shouldn't wait for me to initiate something here, and open the floor for anyone that has energy to animate the potential in this group 馃帳

Joe Lightfoot

Joe Lightfoot May 13th, 2020 03:32

Weaving and gardening tend to be the two metaphors I lean on the most. I'd be interested in expanding this repertoire though. I find it to be definitely as much as an art as it is a science.

I like the term orchestrating, or playing the role of Orchestrator, as getting lots of different sounds into harmony seems to fit the bill quite nicely. Although occasionally I have been lovingly accused of being (and often times also appreciated for) being more of a 'Puppet Master' than anything else, especially in the early stages.

How about you @Joshua Glass ? Got any words or terms up your sleeves?

Jacob Karlsson

Jacob Karlsson May 11th, 2020 23:46

When doing lower level/more detail stuff I like "Community gardening"

Richard D. Bartlett

Richard D. Bartlett May 6th, 2020 10:00

One of my elders Billy Matheson calls it social process design. Also I'm in a group of 'community weavers'. I like both those phrases.

Joshua Glass

Joshua Glass May 6th, 2020 08:57

Question: what do we call the art of building community and creating Microsolidarity (e.g. social design, community work ...)? What are some words you've used to describe this medium of work?

Marek Koys

Marek Koys April 8th, 2020 04:42

Hi guys, it seems I joined the party a little bit late. Nevertheless, I'm based in Hong Kong, and I am an active facilitator in the local community of social entrepreneurs. Lately, I have been invited to lead the change in restructuring the group into a more decentralized, self-organized organism with a focus on micro-solidarity. Richard's articles and book become extremely valuable in my practice and I just find out there is a Loomio thread, so I'll be happy to participate in the ongoing research and discussion around this topic. I saw you already Started with Virtual Meetup for Microsolidarity. If you don't mind, I would still like to chime in?

Rashid Owoyele

Rashid Owoyele February 18th, 2020 13:04

I am sorry that I am late, but I do want this! I am in Berlin and just starting my PhD on topics related to Microsolidarity and cooperatives (platform and otherwise). Since I am in Berlin and doing this as part of my work, it would be nice for me to have this during working hours (10am to 6pm CEST)

Jacob Karlsson

Jacob Karlsson February 16th, 2020 20:34

I'm in Barcelona until and including wednesday, if anyone is in town I'd love to meet! :)

Markus Koller

Markus Koller
Yes
February 14th, 2020 10:16

+1 for mo(o)nthly

Pascal Hazeleger

Pascal Hazeleger
Yes
February 14th, 2020 08:18

Monthly would be great

Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez
Yes
February 13th, 2020 17:41

RB

Ria Baeck February 13th, 2020 11:04

So, here I am again with some more information.
(and to Rich, I might live closer to Maastricht than some of the Art of Hosting (AoH) hosts that you know! I'm actually only one hour away by car I think)

As Rich mentioned AoH in your conversation, I'm one of the senior trainers - stewards as we call them in our global network.
So far, I could make all the dates, with a slight preference for the second weekend in May. Maybe the only problem could be my age? I could definitely be your mom!! and maybe I am too serious??? But I have always worked on the edge of things...

James Lewis

James Lewis
Yes
February 13th, 2020 10:43

Joshua Glass

Joshua Glass February 13th, 2020 09:38

Woohoo! How lovely to read your response, Ria. I've actually stumbled upon some of your writings and podcasts as well, so I have a sense that I somewhat know you already :)
Let me know when you've had the moments to read through in more depth, and perhaps we can meet for a call (if not a luxurious in-person tea).

I'll reach out via Loomio private message to share my contact details.

Sid Sthalekar

Sid Sthalekar
Yes
February 13th, 2020 03:20

Bernhard Resch

Bernhard Resch
Yes
February 12th, 2020 23:38

RB

Ria Baeck February 12th, 2020 22:25

Hello folks!
I'm living in Belgium, not too far from Maastricht - I know Richard and his ideas quite good... I will read tomorrow a bit more and more in depth, but I am surely interested to help facilitating!!

Patrick Campbell

Patrick Campbell
Yes
February 10th, 2020 20:43

Monthly would also work for me

Josh Fairhead

Josh Fairhead February 10th, 2020 11:49

I dig the moon-thly meme personally! We have a hub network booting up that will have an updates call every full 馃寱 (pattern established yesterday). If we do follow such a pattern it would be great to do it on new moon as we are finishing the previous months harmonisation and entering discovery mode again! :)

Historical note; the industrial revolution was kick-started by loosely coupled lunatics meeting moon-thly as well!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_Society_of_Birmingham

Connor Turland

Connor Turland
Yes
February 9th, 2020 18:28

This sounds a bit meta... Meeting to discuss micro solidarity, not to practice microsolidarity. Likely that's far too oversimplified a thought. Anyways, I am interested in both a discussion on microsolidarity as a topic, as well as an exploration and experiment in the practice of it.

Ronen Hirsch

Ronen Hirsch
Yes
February 9th, 2020 16:55

once a month sounds good to me too

Richard D. Bartlett

Richard D. Bartlett
Yes
February 9th, 2020 15:33

monthly, or moonthly would work for me :)

Adam McKenty

Adam McKenty
Yes
February 8th, 2020 22:51

Josh Fairhead

Josh Fairhead
Yes
February 8th, 2020 01:49

With limited capacity, yes. I'd make a monthly discussion but weekly would be too much overhead.

Drew Hornbein

Drew Hornbein is checking February 7th, 2020 21:47

Do you want to participate in an online discussion? Closed 8:02pm - Friday 14 Feb 2020

Outcome
by Drew Hornbein February 16th, 2020 18:54

Looks like we have 12 interested people, which would be a nice size for a crew. Next I'll start a discussion about how we want to format the discussion, then we'll use the tools here to decide dates and time.

Discussion thread: https://www.loomio.org/d/sDcm4Tx7/online-discussion-group-what-could-it-be-

Would you be interested in joining a regular meeting online around the topic of #microsolidarity?

The format, frequency, and time can be figured out later (we have amazing tools here on loomio for that). Right now I want to gauge if you would participate in something. Should I put the effort into coordinating this?

You have 1 week to decide.

12 - Yes
0 - No