We had some fun in the sun for meeting No. 2 in Brussels for culture culture.
The meeting was super lax yet productive. We used the Case clinic methodology which seems to be very effective with a very focused group. To be honest, being outside and enjoying the heat of the sun, I feel, distracted us a bit and it was easy to go on tangents (useful ones none the less).
The methodology we used also put some pressure on me as the host- at first I was apprehensive and wanted to make sure I presented the case as accurately as possible. Even though the format was clearly described before, where participants could ask clarifying questions and paint a better picture from the host’s answers. As the case clinic went on it became clear that it was meant to be a back and forth of ideas that really did serve the sole purpose of allowing one to see the case from a different perspective.
So there are some cons but they do not overpower the pros.
The evening proved to be refreshing as some new faces came forth and some connections were made - Specifically between artist commons and communa- that otherwise would not have happened without the meeting and discussion.
I am eager to hear other’s thoughts on the evening as it really demanded some focus on two specific cases. How was it from the other side?