Hello all, after three months of working like dogs I am starting to see the bigger picture for year 1 of OpenCare. It works like this:
- January: project starts
- February, Brussels: 1st Consortium meeting, Collaborative inclusion (by @Ezio_Manzini ), Masters of Networks (by @melancon and myself) at LOTE5
- March, Milano: Meeting with 5 communities in Milan
- March, Milano: onboarding workshop at Fa' la cosa giusta
- April 2: Opencare presentation at Genuino/Arduino Day in Milan
- April: the OpenCare Research Fellowship program is launched
- April, Milano: onboarding workshops at 5° Forum delle politiche sociali and S. Gottardo Social Street.
- April-June, Berlin: Hacking Utopia, course on design of community-driven care services (by @Nadia and @Susa). In collaboration with University of the Arts Berlin (UDK)
- May 2-4, Berlin: Nadia speaker at Re:publica (audio and video documentation available here)
- May 4 -11: co-design session in Milan
- May 11, Milan: presentation at Disruptive Week.
- May 18, Berlin: presentation at CAPS community event.
- End of June, Stockholm: 2nd consortium meeting, and hopefully public-facing onboarding event (by @Lakomaa and @Tino_Sanandaji)
- July: OpenCare Practice Fellowship launches
- July, Milan: prototyping activities at WeMake
- 7-9 September, Online: project development sprint in preparation for prototype-a- thon at CERN with the UDK students. In collaboration with CERN Ideasquare.
- 7-9 October, Online: project development, requirements engineering and team matchmaking in preparation for prototype-a- thon at CERN with the UDK students. In collaboration with CERN Ideasquare.
- 7-11 November, Geneva: Prototype-a- thon at CERN with the UDK students. In collaboration with CERN Ideasquare.
- 15-16 September, London: OpenCare at Data For Policy.
- November, Milan: 3rd consortium meeting and again onboarding/public facing event (care of WeMake).
This is quite impressive work. It gives us the opportunity to do good communication, because we have a “pulse” to the project and plenty of ways to engage with it, online and offline in (so far) five countries in year 1 alone.
Now, I think, it is time to integrate a bit more. We need two things:
- Documentation of offline stuff, so that offline workshops can be re-used to engage people online. This is not an option, but part of a legally binding contract we have with the Commission. Maybve it's just me, but I am missing documentation of the Milano events (example).
- TIghter coordination. For example, I can see a larger role played by WeMake and the City of Milano in the CERN event: there will be making, after all, and Milano can represent the policy maker, which is always interesting to designers – ping @Luciascopelliti and @Rossana_Torri . Partners have staff and travel budget, and I would humbly suggest this is a great way to spend some if it.
Are you up for discussing this in Monday’s community call?