Ci2i Global is a global support network of practitioners who use co-creative methods to achieve social impact and innovation. We're testing out the Edgeryders platform to see whether this is a place where our conversations and working groups might live.

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Mapping the 'field' of cocreative practice

I'm thinking of reconnecting with the 'what is cocreation' question again this summer, doing a bit of research, focusing on feeling out the 'field' and related practices.  A bit like a lit review I guess.

Also keen to finally write a "what is cocreation?" paper, but squarely and specifically aimed at local clients and collaborators, connecting to their language and challenges.  I'm not sure this part will have much resonance with this group.

Letting go <> letting come

Been engaging a lot recently in Theory U at all levels.  The concept of letting go and letting come has helped me to understand the 'creativity' that others described in Thailand as being essential to cocreativity.  The extra thing which makes creativity more than just 'making'.  You can't let come (presencing the emergent future) unless you let go of that which ties you to the past, and in particular your past, limited self (baggage).
That is all
With love x

Agile parallels cocreation?

Just read an article on agile. Moral of the story: if your delivery chain is broken down into silos, you can't really be agile. You need to iterate the whole process to learn and deliver value in a lean fashion. I feel like there is a parallel - that we cannot cocreate in silos... we can work cocreatively, but cocreation needs to embody the whole delivery process. Any thoughts? Is it a farcical connection?

BURNING QUESTION - MAY - What are the ethics and values in co-creation?

Implicit (and sometimes explicit) in the selection of co-creation processes is a clear ethical choice and a set of values about how one choses to operate in the world. Some of us are on the cusp of choosing co-creation for ethical reasons, and we would love to hear about that shift. Also, as we practice co-creation, we may struggle with conflict around practicing our values or surface a deeper understanding of them. We would love to hear about your learning edge on practicing values and acting on your ethics.

Towards a description of cocreation...

I know many of you aren't worried about describing cocreation. I unfortunately tell people that's what I do (I sell it!), so I'm doing it every day. I'd appreciate any thoughts on my latest iteration: "Cocreation is an umbrella term encapsulating many different approaches, all reflecting a philosophy for responding the a challenge - 'how can we work together?' This philosophy is creative and grounded; holistic and systemic; participatory and empowering"

Angles on shared purpose

I can across a couple of references to shared purpose purpose in recent days that got me thinking. HBR's "thought of the day" is that collaboration needs shared purpose Insight Labs identify that successful collaboration depends on 'transcendent interest' (http://www.theinsightlabs.org/favorite-ideas/you-cant-collaborate-without-a-transcendent-interest/) I like the idea of transcendence in purpose, because it speaks to me of organically emergent shared purpose.

Monthly Magazine Planning

In the working group for Ci2i community engagement, I've been tasked with developing a newsletter mailing. It was super inspiring to learn that [tomjd] [eimhin] [nadia] and others were brainstorming about developing a magazine right after the Learn/Share Lab. So I'm sending a first mailing today - based on content we've got and what we want to build out at ci2iglobal.com. I've invited folks here to talk about working together to create the next issue in 1 month. I'd love to imagine the magazine becoming a container for our interactions around a different practitioner theme each month.

BURNING QUESTION (APRIL): What are the challenges you've noticed about stepping into a co-creative leadership role?

Some burning questions around co-creative leadership arose at #cocreate14, including: Who decides who's in? When and how are traditional leadership skills needed at the center? When does a leader need to let go in order for co-creative magic to happen? What does it look like to have an initiative that's not leaderless but "leaderful"? How does credit get attributed? How does a leader with a vision guide a co-creative initiative toward emergence?

Our world is already inherently cocreated— we just don't do it very well. Discuss

This phrase is quickly becoming my mantra and the premise behind my practice of cocreation. It was inspired by a comment by Harrison Owen, that we are all already in open space (cf Open Space Technology), but that we don't do it very well. It was reinforced earlier today thinking about ecology and closed-loop systems. No matter how much we try to ignore the bigger picture and focus on input-output processes, these are part of bigger picture, closed-loop systems whether we like it or not. Closed-loop systems aren't an 'option'. If we ignore the broader system, we tend to stuff things up.

Mapping the 'field' of cocreative practice

I'm thinking of reconnecting with the 'what is cocreation' question again this summer, doing a bit of research, focusing on feeling out the 'field' and related practices.  A bit like a lit review I guess.

Also keen to finally write a "what is cocreation?" paper, but squarely and specifically aimed at local clients and collaborators, connecting to their language and challenges.  I'm not sure this part will have much resonance with this group.

Letting go <> letting come

Been engaging a lot recently in Theory U at all levels.  The concept of letting go and letting come has helped me to understand the 'creativity' that others described in Thailand as being essential to cocreativity.  The extra thing which makes creativity more than just 'making'.  You can't let come (presencing the emergent future) unless you let go of that which ties you to the past, and in particular your past, limited self (baggage).
That is all
With love x

Agile parallels cocreation?

Just read an article on agile. Moral of the story: if your delivery chain is broken down into silos, you can't really be agile. You need to iterate the whole process to learn and deliver value in a lean fashion. I feel like there is a parallel - that we cannot cocreate in silos... we can work cocreatively, but cocreation needs to embody the whole delivery process. Any thoughts? Is it a farcical connection?

BURNING QUESTION - MAY - What are the ethics and values in co-creation?

Implicit (and sometimes explicit) in the selection of co-creation processes is a clear ethical choice and a set of values about how one choses to operate in the world. Some of us are on the cusp of choosing co-creation for ethical reasons, and we would love to hear about that shift. Also, as we practice co-creation, we may struggle with conflict around practicing our values or surface a deeper understanding of them. We would love to hear about your learning edge on practicing values and acting on your ethics.

Towards a description of cocreation...

I know many of you aren't worried about describing cocreation. I unfortunately tell people that's what I do (I sell it!), so I'm doing it every day. I'd appreciate any thoughts on my latest iteration: "Cocreation is an umbrella term encapsulating many different approaches, all reflecting a philosophy for responding the a challenge - 'how can we work together?' This philosophy is creative and grounded; holistic and systemic; participatory and empowering"

Angles on shared purpose

I can across a couple of references to shared purpose purpose in recent days that got me thinking. HBR's "thought of the day" is that collaboration needs shared purpose Insight Labs identify that successful collaboration depends on 'transcendent interest' (http://www.theinsightlabs.org/favorite-ideas/you-cant-collaborate-without-a-transcendent-interest/) I like the idea of transcendence in purpose, because it speaks to me of organically emergent shared purpose.

Monthly Magazine Planning

In the working group for Ci2i community engagement, I've been tasked with developing a newsletter mailing. It was super inspiring to learn that [tomjd] [eimhin] [nadia] and others were brainstorming about developing a magazine right after the Learn/Share Lab. So I'm sending a first mailing today - based on content we've got and what we want to build out at ci2iglobal.com. I've invited folks here to talk about working together to create the next issue in 1 month. I'd love to imagine the magazine becoming a container for our interactions around a different practitioner theme each month.

BURNING QUESTION (APRIL): What are the challenges you've noticed about stepping into a co-creative leadership role?

Some burning questions around co-creative leadership arose at #cocreate14, including: Who decides who's in? When and how are traditional leadership skills needed at the center? When does a leader need to let go in order for co-creative magic to happen? What does it look like to have an initiative that's not leaderless but "leaderful"? How does credit get attributed? How does a leader with a vision guide a co-creative initiative toward emergence?

Our world is already inherently cocreated— we just don't do it very well. Discuss

This phrase is quickly becoming my mantra and the premise behind my practice of cocreation. It was inspired by a comment by Harrison Owen, that we are all already in open space (cf Open Space Technology), but that we don't do it very well. It was reinforced earlier today thinking about ecology and closed-loop systems. No matter how much we try to ignore the bigger picture and focus on input-output processes, these are part of bigger picture, closed-loop systems whether we like it or not. Closed-loop systems aren't an 'option'. If we ignore the broader system, we tend to stuff things up.
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Processes for co-creative impact & innovation (a list of lists)

In co-creative approaches to social impact and innovation, the processes people engage in together can be just as impactful as the outcome a group is seeking. Here's a list of lists that offer lots of information on designing small group and community processes that can help to foster co-creative impact. Know of another great resources that shold be listed here? This is a wiki so please add it! 

Technologies that enhance co-creative impact and innovation work

There are very few technologies that actually enable co-creative process, but there is a wide range of technologies available that can support co-creative work. This list began in Open Space at #cocreate14. Please help improve and keep the list current by adding links to the tools you use, and feel free to re-arrange as you see fit!