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The LOTE5 Pressure Cooker - a co-counselling/storytelling extravaganza for projects and people

Have you ever answered a question like "What are you working on?" or "Who do you work with?" or even "Who are you?" with "Well, uhm, it's complicated"?

Then, this workshop is for you.

Are you profoundly empathetic, an amazing out-of-the-box thinker or a deep analytical thinker? Do you love exploring and helping others?

Then, this workshop needs you.

Sun, 2016-02-28 14:00 - 18:00 +01:00 (Europe/Brussels)

The anatomy of failure

Disclaimer: This post has a fairly high chance of being censored and/or elicit a slew of unconstructive commentary. It's unavoidably personal and reflects negatively on my experience with LOTE5, which may cause people to draw out their swords in defence. Nevertheless, I believe it is a story worth telling for a few reasons. One, that there is a chance I may never get the opportunity (again) to tell my side of the narrative, which experience has told me is one of the crucial elements in retaining self-respect.

Masters of Network 4: Networks of Care

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Care happens in networks. People take care of each other. They seek advice, medical help and moral support from each other. They exchange knowledge and share resources. They meet, interact, and work together. And, of course, no human can live well if he or she disconnects from the fabric of society at large (in recent times, care also happened in big bureaucracies, but that approach has issues. Here we look for something better).

We come together to find out how networked humans can better take care of each other. We do so by network analysis.

Sat, 2016-02-27 9:30

The EU and its people: a failure in democracy

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Two stories about patterns of failure in EU policy-making that happen to affect our rights in an increasingly digital society. One illustrates the way the institutions fall short, the other how civil society sometimes is part of the problem as well. We also want to explore questions like:

Sat, 2016-02-27 10:30 - 11:45 +01:00 (Europe/Brussels)

Failures in development in Colombia - sneak preview and talk with the director

Jochem Casier, a film director and an artist based in Brussels, will join us to show the first material of a documentary that he and his friend recently shot in Colombia. He will also talk about various problems they encountered and depicted in over 50-hours of rough visual material - along with their experiences from talking to the locals, who told them about their dreams and hopes, and activities. 

The talk will follow three lines, just as the movie does - all connected by similar lack of consideration from the government, resilience, and creativity from the people. 

Fri, 2016-02-26 (All day)

Shark Infested Waters; Publicizing Failures in Development

This session will explore the failure learning cycle and why it is broken in development. We will dissect Engineers Without Borders' 8-year history of producing its National Failure Report, a collection of failure submissions from all corners of the organization from the collapse of ventures to financial missteps. Discussion will focus on how to engage donors in the conversation and how to build authenticity in admitting failure.

Sat, 2016-02-27 11:00

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The anatomy of failure

Disclaimer: This post has a fairly high chance of being censored and/or elicit a slew of unconstructive commentary. It's unavoidably personal and reflects negatively on my experience with LOTE5, which may cause people to draw out their swords in defence. Nevertheless, I believe it is a story worth telling for a few reasons. One, that there is a chance I may never get the opportunity (again) to tell my side of the narrative, which experience has told me is one of the crucial elements in retaining self-respect.

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