With edgeryders we now structure our community learning sessions into edible chunks - smaller, more focused sessions on specific situations and needs. At the OpenVillage festival we hosted masterclasses on community building and on digital security. In December, in Matera we offered a two day training to support a new online community for the city. Last week in Medenine, with Anique and Matthias, we delivered workshops for local social innovation. Now, with @Johncoate we are happy to test a new format - a two part webinar to share things we know about what makes communities thrive.
The Culture Open Source event where we met! Photo by CIN
I’m very happy that we’re now starting a collaboration with the Cultural Innovators Network (CIN), a network of artists from 28 countries who, after the Arab Spring, wished to connect stronger the North and South of the Mediterranean. They use culture as a tool to make a difference wherever they are. CIN now wish to level up and structure their organisation as a sustainable, project building community. I’ll let @Filomena, one of the core members who also has been on edgeryders for some time, introduce CIN better.
This webinar happens on the 10th and 11th next week at 18:00, in 90 minute sessions. We will touch on the following aspects: deep knowledge about what keeps groups together; what makes a good community manager; the social contract with your community: how members benefit but also take responsibility to contribute back; how to work at the network level and balance structure with freedom; tools to run truly open, participatory projects; how edgeryders does team coordination on a regular basis. A mix of project examples and case studies will support these concepts.
Attending will be CIN network members and friends who have attended the culture open source forum in Berlin last September (ping @lorenzoci @Maysa @Helga..).
We have 3 spots to offer to our community members who would like to attend one or both. If you wish to be one, please leave a comment below with your interest in the topic and we will send you instructions in private.