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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 119

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

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

Simon Grant (Cetis LLP)

Simon Grant (Cetis LLP) February 13th, 2020 09:49

Excellent! She is the best 馃槏

Hope to see you soon

Simon

Joshua Glass

Joshua Glass February 13th, 2020 09:42

Hey Simon,

I'm excited to see that there are some folks like you and Ria nearby ! Hopefully our communities can join forces. I'm reaching out to Ria to connect directly since she seems to be potentially available and nearby. Perhaps Bea and I end up coming out to Ransberg before 4 March. We'll be in touch !

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!!

Simon Grant (Cetis LLP)

Simon Grant (Cetis LLP) February 12th, 2020 22:25

Hi Joshua and Bea! The idea of something in Maastricht sounds great -- I am in the (slow) process of moving to a place half way between you and Brussels! And the people I know there are all into Art of Hosting, so there are loads of people who could help facilitate gatherings. Rich himself has visited Ria and me in Ransberg, so could fill you in a bit more from that perspective. Unfortunately I won't be in Belgium on 7th March as I've already booked my train back. I will be around in Ransberg from 21st Feb to 4th March, so maybe some opportunity to come and visit in the meantime?

All best wishes

Simon

Joshua Glass

Joshua Glass February 12th, 2020 17:22

A call for facilitation 鈥 a new mutual aid community out of Maastricht, NL

Hello out there! This is a call to connect with a great facilitator.聽

My name is Joshua Glass. I am reaching out from Maastricht, The Netherlands on behalf of myself and co-host Beatriz Fonseca in hopes of connecting with lovely facilitators who would be available to hold space for our community.聽

What: We are co-creating a new mutual aid community of about 20 to 40 people in and around Maastricht, the Netherlands based on Richard Bartlett鈥檚 proposal of Microsolidarity.

When + Where: There are three very special moments when we鈥檒l need your facilitation.

MARCH 8 [陆 day in Maastricht]
APRIL 12 [陆 day in Maastricht]
MAY 15鈥17 May OR 22鈥24 (!)
[2-3 days 鈫 within 3hr radius of Maastricht]

In between these moments we would like to remain in touch as we will be working closely with our group in a digital space (Whatsapp, Loomio, and/or Autopia) to co-create a program and set of topics for the May Gathering. The dates in May are the most crucial. If you are totally unable to join us during either of the first two meetings, we鈥檒l do our best to find an additional person or facilitate ourselves.

The group: Our core is Bea and myself. We are a pair of co-hosts and organizers of this Congregation and Gathering. We are now having talks with 13 of our most trusted and motivated friends and colleagues in Western Europe to bring together the core of the Congregation. From there, the group should expand to about 30 people. We are between the ages of 23 and 40. Many of us are socially and/or environmentally engaged entrepreneurs or freelancers; some of us are finding our ways since recently graduating university. Overall, we are a group of people from many parts of the world who care about deep, genuine, emotional and playful connections with each other, ourselves and the planet.

What we need from you:聽

  • We are looking for someone who has experience in getting people to know themselves and each-other better. Someone who has a background in holding spaces for personal and interpersonal self-development.

  • We would highly appreciate it if you鈥檙e fun and playful in your approach (but if you feel like you aren鈥檛, we鈥檙e willing to compromise ;)) .

  • You will definitely be able to join us during either of the proposed dates of our May Gathering, and you are also available to meet online 鈥撯 especially between April and May 鈥撯 in order to co-create the program of the Gathering.

  • You鈥檒l put cherries on the cake if:

    • you already know about Microsolidarity and have experience facilitating gatherings in this context.

    • you can join us in Maastricht during the first one or two meetings as well.


How we can reciprocate:
We have some budget for facilitation. Let鈥檚 connect and dialogue about both of our costs and needs. This should be a win-win!

This is what we think we need to become an awesomely supportive group of people who are strengthening our abilities to do good work! We want to listen to your thoughts. We are working out loud and hope to share the process. Please reach out if what we鈥檝e written here resonates with you and you can work with us.

With warmth and gratitude,

Joshua and Bea

P.S. have a look at our hour long Zoom call with Rich on starting up a new group here! https://youtu.be/Jg0X6YfHKaw


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 - No
0 - Yes