In our blog entries over the past week we tried to explain the way we work , and a lot of our work and activities take place within collaborations, co-operations and networks. What we were trying to bring across is the simplicity of getting involved in shared action. That collaborative working can come out of casual meetings, informal get togethers and often random encounters. For us the collaborative and collective is the most interesting field to work in – for many different reasons: sharing resources and ideas , mutual criticality and knowledge exchange and testing collective ambitions and logistics within a public realm.
We would like to end our role as guest editor with an invitation to join/copy/adapt some of the systems we have talked about here: the Friday Sessions and the International Village Shop idea.
The Friday Sessions are easy to adapt and to “franchise”. The name and idea is open source, and if anyone starts them, it would be nice to link up.
The International Village Shop is equally open, someone just has to have a good reason to run one and add products. A Shop Fanzine template is now downloadable from the website, and can be used to think or describe another version of the shop.
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Andreas, Kathrin and Torange from public works