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Open Architecture Collaborative - Origin Story & Direction

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This is the basic story of the the Architecture for Humanity Chapter Network became the Open Architecture Collaborative and how we are moving forward with a different, bottom up strategy.

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Open Architecture Collaborative - Origin Story & Direction

  1. 1. RAISING A PHOENIX Garrett Jacobs @garrjacobs
  2. 2. JANUARY 17 2015
  3. 3. Well.
  4. 4. We’ve got all these people.
  5. 5. Over 10,000 of ‘em…
  6. 6. Who aren’t doing it for money.
  7. 7. Rally Time!!
  8. 8. FEB. 2015 - Independent Congress
  9. 9. APRIL 2015 - Steering Committee Strategy
  10. 10. FROM TOP DOWN
  11. 11. TO BOTTOM UP
  12. 12. OUR VALUES OPENNESS PARTICIPATION TRUST
  13. 13. WE WORK LOCALLY TO SUPPORT MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES AND THEIR VISION... ...AND DEVELOP NATIONAL PROGRAMS AND PARTNERSHIPS TO SUPPORT THE GRASSROOTS WORK.
  14. 14. “Having worked with a lot of groups, I was really impressed with both the level of alignment in your values, and the shared purpose that you all worked with throughout the day. I left the day really optimistic about your future” Joel Mills - AIA, Communities by Design - Facilitator
  15. 15. FOLLOW YOUR OWN RULES! PARTICIPATION LEADS TO OWNERSHIP
  16. 16. 32 CHAPTERS supporting 250+ local leaders 9000+ volunteers
  17. 17. WHEN PEOPLE DESIGN AND BUILD THEIR OWN ENVIRONMENTS, THEY TAKE OWNERSHIP OF THE PLACES THEY CREATE, SUSTAIN THEM LONG TERM, KEEP THEM SAFE, INVEST IN THEM, AND COLOR THEM WITH THEIR MOST PRECIOUS EXPRESSIONS.
  18. 18. LISTEN - FACILITATE - ADVOCATE IN PRACTICE
  19. 19. LISTEN OPEN ARCHITECTURE / GUADALAJARA
  20. 20. FACILITATE OPEN ARCHITECTURE / CHICAGO
  21. 21. ADVOCATE OPEN ARCHITECTURE / HOUSTON
  22. 22. ADVOCATE OPEN ARCHITECTURE / SANTA FE
  23. 23. ADVOCATE OPEN ARCHITECTURE / New York
  24. 24. BUILD OPEN ARCHITECTURE / DHAKA
  25. 25. DESIGN MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR EVERYONE TO DREAM & BUILD
  26. 26. Chapter models that work
  27. 27. A GLOBAL PLATFORM FOR LOCAL LEADERS
  28. 28. Launched a Collectively Built Brand
  29. 29. Post launch travels
  30. 30. Post Launch Design community needs 320 volunteer signups 17 requests for new chapters 10 project requests 192 webinar registrants
  31. 31. The Future…!
  32. 32. PID Landscape
  33. 33. From Centralized to Distributed
  34. 34. New Strategy: Train Members Convene Leaders Broadcast the Needs Pilot for Best Practices Incubate New Chapters
  35. 35. Train Year 1: Lightweight - webinars, podcasts, blog posts & toolkits Year 2: Curriculum for organizing and community design Year 3: Certifications
  36. 36. Convene Year 1: Strategic leadership gathering (BOD, RLC) Year 2: Network wide gathering to bring all chapter leaders together Year 3: Public conference with OAC leaders, members, partners, and awards
  37. 37. Broadcast Year 1: Advocacy campaign (summer) & International day of Impact (fall) Year 2: Participatory campaigns, research, Scaled Days of impact Year 3: Keep on scaling…
  38. 38. Pilot Year 1: Focus on 2 chapters who wish to position themselves as the ambassadors for the design community. Year 2: Based on the results, scale the program Year 3: Continue scaling and launch new focus areas.
  39. 39. Incubate Year 1: Support materials for launching and running a successful chapter Year 2: Accelerator development. Training events, office hours, mentor chapters, and advisors Year 3: Launch PID Accelerator program
  40. 40. Chapter Growth Activity: Discuss I Assess I Make I Program I Organize Structure: Fiscally Sponsored I State Entity I Federal Entity
  41. 41. At the end of the day The OAC is meeting the demands of our local communities for having designers as collaborators to bring their visions to life. It’s all about people.
  42. 42. How might you help? What does your city need? Is everything covered? Got and idea for training? Or a best practice to share? Got too many pro-bono projects in your pipeline? How about extra space? Spread the word! Creative funding ideas are always welcome!
  43. 43. HOW DO YOU OPEN ARCHITECTURE? Thank you! Q & A @OPENARCHCOLLAB OPENARCHCOLLAB.ORG @garrjacobs garrett@openarchcollab.org

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