A narrative for unMonastery Matera

After the launch event, I spent quite a lot of time crafitng an article for an Italian online magazine that I regularly contribute to. It’s not a big thing: about 3000 unique visitors per day, but it is right on target – its editor is the highest-profile innovation columinst in the country.

It turns out it is quite difficult to explain the unMonastery to a layperson. It makes sense to hackers, mostly, but civilians struggle to get the point.

After finisihing my article, I translated it into English. The English version is here. I offer it as a contribution to building the project’s narrative for the benefit of non-insiders. I would be interested in seeing work other have done in this direction.