Some short notes about various things:
- Friends of mine in Estonia have started the White Tulip movement to bring peace to a deep seated ethnic conflict that is flaring up there at the moment.
- In the Ukraine, the 15th annual OpenSpaceonOpenSpace has just concluded and the photos are online. I was reflecting on how much easier it is to harvest from these gatherings now than it was when they began, or even six years ago when we hosted OSonOS in Vancouver.
- I haven’t plugged Redwire Magazine for a while. Redwire is published by indigenous youth in Vancouver, and it captures a raw spirit and energy of some powerful young leaders. You can read their issues online, or better still, subscribe for the real thing. Once in a while they produce a “Redwire mixtape” which is a CD of mostly rap and poetry. These guys are the urban native storytellers of our generation.
- In the true spirit of sharing his thinking and learning, Rob Paterson is musing openly about his reboot presentation, called is on the natural patterns of human organization. Here are parts one, two and three of that thinking, some of which had it’s origins in a yurt in Carleton, Nova Scotia, when Rob and Toke Moeller and I explored organizational forms with some other folks. That has spawned my thinking as well, and a post is forthcoming.
- Finally, Phil Cubeta has published a small set of links on developing true community, which I’ll have a peek at soon. I think these might actually complement some of the thinking Dave Pollard has been doing on designing for emergence.