On day two, of the „Free Coworking“ Campaign, the Group has already doubled in size. If we could double the size of the group every day now, we would reach our first target in 14 days!!! Spread the word, join the group!!! Many of you might ask themselves what we might do with all this Social Capital? For one, we could „put“ ;-) it into a „Timebank“ (see Mira Luna´s article on Shareable) or we put it to work for the growth of Coworking and Coworking Infrastructure. Become an activist for „Free Coworking“ and build „Free Coworking“ (link to follow ;-)) with us!
Thanks to Mindaugas Danys we can present you the „Entrepreneurs Church“ described in the article of arcticstartup. We believe this new coworking space which starts „extended“ operation on the 10th of January with „Startup Tuesdays“ fits very well into our series of creative environments with its motto: „have fun and play with ideas“. Three elements are particularly conducive to creative work. 1. Large Open Space: To widen the mind for new solutions you need space to develop several ideas at the same time. This happens not only on a physical, but also on a mental level. Literally we have to give space to our new ideas. 2. Multi-Level: For development the change of perspective is extremely important. How does our idea look from a different perspective (looking down from the first floor and vice versa)? Which dimension changes or is affected by our new idea? 3. Historic background: A building like this former church offers an unusual and provocative environment. Similar to the process of change of perspective, the provocation by new sets of meaning and association/dissociation brings about new insights.
Giving is an art form. I believe a very good present would always have some element of surprise and individual touch. Individual touch as an expression of the giver and individual touch in recognizing the uniqueness of the person you give to. If you put some special effort into it, you will even succeed in transforming what many people would consider as waste into a beautiful present. What is the favourite product of the person you like? Maybe the packaging would be the right basis for the present. (see video below for instructions)
In July 2010, we were fascinated by the project „Plastiki„. A boat made out of 12,500 plastic bottles to make a change. The idea was to draw the attention to the plastic waste in our oceans. The project received wide attention ( Oprah, NYTimes etc.) and represents a benchmark in terms of creativity, team spirit and publicity factor for a good cause. This week we found the story of the „Philippine solar light bottles that offer hope„. A concept originally credited to the Brazilian Alfredo Moser.
COMMON Pitch NYC February 15, 2012: Still a few months away, but every good event needs a good preparation and anticipation. If you have not used the „Open International CoWorking Calendar“ yet to promote your coworking or social media week event, get direct access just by sending us your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more events and details see Open International CoWorking Calendar.