Microsolidarity is an open research network developing patterns and practices for mutual aid communities. This is not a podcast exactly, more like an audio diary for people participating in the research.
Previous episode is here: https://anchor.fm/Microsolidarity/episodes/Microsolidarity-in-Maastricht-pt-1-ebnh65
Bea + Josh are starting a new microsolidarity community in Maastricht in the Netherlands. This is their second conversation with Rich & Nati where they present their plans and seek feedback. We talk about crews, how to develop a sense of shared ownership & participatory culture, and meeting online vs in person.
More info: http://microsolidarity.cc
Video of this conversation here: https://youtu.be/QL6ajLeaBA0
Karl shares his plans for a new community of practice he is about to launch; Rich gives feedback; then they get deeper into the personal questions of what it is like to be us doing this community weaving work at this time.
- digital connection with physical distance
- choosing which 1 thing to work on and which 9 things to put down (how to delegate)
- Internal Family Systems Therapy and how it applies to our roles
- going with the dao of life, moving from inspiration not obligation
- a 21st century ashram that is non dogmatic, a life giving structure that creates the routines and structures that bias towards healthy interior states
- practicing aikido, making music
Karl's recommended resources here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1muX7TuVo-XiJujrRevxJW1MGAE6FgBD1ymZS6Mh8ze0/edit#
Cultural Catalyst Network: http://culturalcatalystnetwork.org/
More on microsolidarity here: http://microsolidarity.cc
A little taste to show you what we mean by microsolidarity: Ronan speaks for 7 minutes, Rich reflects back for 2 minutes, then they switch roles. An extremely simple relational practice that can make a big difference in less than half an hour.
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Bea + Josh are starting a new microsolidarity community in Maastricht in the Netherlands. This is their first conversation with Rich where they present their plans and seek his feedback. We talk about leadership, facilitation, boundaries, and the tension between abstraction and practice.
More info: microsolidarity.cc
Here's a conversation recorded at the big annual gathering of Enspiral, talking about the very practical side of starting and running Crews. This recording is annotated with lots of links, over here: