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Simon grant sf-giad

slides for a talk at @sharedfuturecic #giveitawayday 2015-11-19

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Simon grant sf-giad

  1. 1. How to find out when and where to engage with what and who?
  2. 2. useful example report published yesterday (2015-11-18) by the Post Carbon Institute makes sense good thinking
  3. 3. their four crises ● Ecological ● Energy ● Economic ● Equity perhaps we all have our own favourite ways of describing global issues (I do)
  4. 4. their “Six Foundations for Building Community Resilience” 1. People. 2. Systems thinking. 3. Adaptability. 4. Transformability. 5. Sustainability. 6. Courage. ● we could come up with some good list, too ● (they do explain them of course, nicely)
  5. 5. then what does postcarbon say? ● “If this community invited in a resilience scientist, she might lead them through a process that looks like this:” – “ … describing … socio-ecological system … – attributes … capacity to cope with change … – develop plans to ... cultivate overall resilience” ● how does a community “actively participate”? ● (where is there a tame “resilience scientist”?)
  6. 6. and, how could I know, by myself… ● which venture to engage with? ● who to collaborate with? ● when to offer time, experience, expertise? ● which parts of my knowledge are useful? ● what useful abilities I have? ● how to train or prepare myself better? ● how to collaborate effectively?
  7. 7. the big issue, to me, is … how do we find people who will help us, and who we can help, and then work with them?
  8. 8. would be hugely significant ● because it's not just identifying one issue ● but scaling down to the local level ● enabling people's collaboration on many issues ● building vision along with relevant abilities ● bringing together people for ventures ● forming values-based communities
  9. 9. some components I can see ● finding people ● developing ideas and ventures ● developing abilities
  10. 10. finding people ● who: – share values – share interests – may have complementary abilities ● so that they can collaborate effectively – when and where must also coincide – locality – (they could perhaps even be refugees) ● my concept: “CHOICE System”
  11. 11. developing ideas for ventures ● many people have good ideas ● but they lack fertile ground ● bring people together in a open-minded context ● tested – interesting things happened ● (Mandy was involved in this) ● my concept: “re-co-venturing”
  12. 12. developing skills ● straightforward learning from “following” ● can learn from followers as well ● benefits of old fashioned apprenticeship – but peer-to-peer, no hierarchy – much more flexible ● my concept: “follower guidance”
  13. 13. potential results ● beyond my estimation (that's what I like) ● why? just because – they serve rather than pushing – once set up, they take little human time – they avoid the bottlenecks of hierarchy – they are truly peer-to-peer – part of a newly emerging society?
  14. 14. contact ● ● @asimong ● search for asimong