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« Apprendre au bout de ma rue… en 2019 », l’évènement d’une nouvelle ère!

« Apprendre au bout de ma rue… en 2019 », l’évènement d’une nouvelle ère!

L’apprentissage est un débat récurrent au sein de la société, comme en témoignent le nombre d’écoles alternatives, de rapports d’échecs scolaires[1]et de réformes de l’éducation nationale par chaque nouveau ministre[2]. C’est aussi un thème qui émerge des pratiques et des espaces de coworking[3]. En effet, le coworking est une question de communauté (co) et de travail (working) et cela inclut de l’apprentissage social. Et quand une communauté de travail décide d’apprendre ensemble sur le thème « Apprendre au bout de ma rue… en 2019 ! », on en tire un événement génial !!

Photo 1: Apprendre au bout de ma rue en 2019 à Sceaux Smart (source : padlet[4])

 

Cet événement, le premier World Café de Sceaux Smart[5],  a eu lieu le 20 février de 18h à 20h dans l’espace de coworking, transformé en espace événementiel. L’espace était organisé

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Collaborative Ethnography: Welcoming the Passenger

Collaborative Ethnography: Welcoming the Passenger

By François-Xavier de Vaujany, PSL, Université Paris-Dauphine

Ethnography, auto-ethnography and collaborative ethnography are more and more parts of my research and teaching practices. Open Walked Event-Based Experimentations (OWEE), these collaborative learning expeditions experimented since 2016, have been an opportunity for me to explore further the collaborative side of ethnography with co-produced articles, shared log books and collaborative use of social media.

By means of a movie I use for some of my teachings, the Passenger  directed in 1975 by Michelangelo Antonioni, I would like to come back here to three key issues about collaborative ethnography: “reversibility” of the conversation, “silence” and “depth” (more than “perspective”). Those are topics which particularly resonate with the work of the philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty and the writer, poet and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Collaborative ethnography is not about ‘applying’ a research protocol. Sometimes, the use of logbooks in the context of ethnography

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Program of « Makers, DIY & DIT in Lisbon »

Program of « Makers, DIY & DIT in Lisbon »

The program of our next collaborative learning expedition #OWEE is now on line.

Our event entitled "Makers, DIY & DIT in Lisbon: the New Explorers" will take place on April, 23rd-24th in Lisbon

The full program can be accessed here

Registration is free and open to all. It can be done here

Looking forward to meeting you soon in Lisbon!

Best

The OC

Contact: collaborativespaces@gmail.com

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Overview of RGCS activites (2014-2018): studying and experimenting collaborative practices

Overview of RGCS activites (2014-2018): studying and experimenting collaborative practices

Our network has first been a working group (NETC) set up in October 2014. It has then be a network gathering researchers, entrepreneurs and activists interested in new ways of working (e.g. collaborative work and collaborative spaces) and exploring new ways of working for academics-practitioners collaborations from 2015. What did we do since the beginning of this adventure? It is time to take stock of our activities.

These years have been opportunities for numerous experimentations, attempts, failures, surprises, a lot of bricolages and improvisations. We did our best to make things happen. Most of all, we are proud of what we did or tried to do.

Our key accomplishments and contributions could be summarized the following way:

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What could be the next steps? What do we want for the next years? Difficult to say. As we like to repeat, let's surprise ourselves...

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Join us for the next chapters of this

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Representativeness, Legitimacy & Democracy: Towards a New Politics of Organizing?

Representativeness, Legitimacy & Democracy: Towards a New Politics of Organizing?

The 3rd OOSE workshop at EGOS conference will take place in Edinburgh on July, 3rd 2019 (7.30 PM).

For long, Platon, Condorcet, Arrow have imagined what democracy and democratic organizing could be. The issue of the transitivity of preferences and the right democratic mediations have always been at the heart of the political debate. But social media, new kind of social movements, globalization, all make their view partly obsolescent. None of the founding figures of democratic thoughts ever imagined that a crowd, whatever its diversity of opinions, heterogeneity of physical and temporal presence, could become a mass and perform something political. All this raises new questions for researchers interested in organizing processes. Let’s talk about it!

 

More details here

Contact: collaborativespaces@gmail.com

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Demain tous clonés ? De l’assistant Google à la duplication numérique

Demain tous clonés ? De l’assistant Google à la duplication numérique

NB : cet article reprend l'annexe de la dernière note de recherche RGCS. Les notes de bas de page ne sont pas reproduites dans cette version.

Michel Serres (2018 : p 10) : « Nous croyons à la dualité de l’âme et du corps. Les Egyptiens, eux, pensaient qu’il y avait trois choses : l’âme, le corps, le Ka, le double, une sorte de fantôme qui vous accompagne partout. Quand je vois les gens dans la rue, fascinés par leur portable, j’ai l’impression qu’ils sont avec leur Ka, leur double ! Les Egyptiens sont revenus ! Quand nous perdons notre portable, la panique nous prend… Nous avons le sentiment de perdre notre identité ! »

Le numérique est aujourd’hui omniprésent dans nos vies, en particulier avec un objet : le smartphone. En revenant sur la mythologie égyptienne, Michel Serres le compare au « Ka », ce double fantomatique qui

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RGCS opens a chapter in Washington!

RGCS opens a chapter in Washington!

By Serge da Motta Veiga

The Greater Washington (or Capital) region has a population in excess of 6 million people with a diversifying business presence and a gradually shrinking federal government presence. Five counties across the region are among the top ten counties in the country for median household income. The region is also well represented among the most educated residents across the country. There has been good and steady growth across Greater Washington in the last decade, with the District of Columbia increasing from approximately 550,000 people in the early 2000s to over 700,000 residents today.

Surprisingly, although it is the capital of the county, there are many “sectors” other than the federal government that make up the business life of this region. The leading hotel companies in the world are based in Greater Washington – Hilton, Marriott, Choice, Ritz, Host and other ones are headquartered in and around

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Porter la pédagogie hors les murs : une expérience en master de management

By François-Xavier de Vaujany, Université Paris Dauphine – PSL
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Quitter le cadre universitaire invite les étudiants à changer de posture (ici, des élèves de Paris-Dauphine dans les locaux de Startway).

En octobre 2018, j’ai eu l’opportunité d’initier à Paris-Dauphine un cours de master sur les transformations du travail à l’ère du digital. Il s’agissait de comprendre les liens entre évolutions du travail et nouvelles formes d’organisation et de management. Dans l’esprit, cet enseignement était aussi l’occasion d’essayer de lier des pratiques souvent séparées (pédagogie et recherche). Les débats, le faire et l’analyse s’entremêlaient avec des séances hors les murs. Une partie des heures devait ainsi se passer sur le terrain, dans ces lieux où se construit l’objet même du cours : espaces de coworking, labs d’entreprise, makerspaces, hackerspaces, associations militantes, coopératives…

Au-delà de ce décloisonnement spatial, l’idée était aussi que les étudiants se voient comme des participants au

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São Paulo: the capital of the state of Sao Paulo

São Paulo: the capital of the state of Sao Paulo

São Paulo city, the largest metropolis in South America, is the home to over 12 million people and it is considered as the Latin America’s Silicon Valley, with a broad variety of start-ups, innovation hubs, a buzzing place of entrepreneurship, and investments to push a ‘smart city’ agenda. With its economic power, São Paulo stands out for bringing together 2,700 active tech startups and the most important initiatives, basic conditions and government support to stimulate the startup system. São Paulo city is home to the largest and most mature startup ecosystem in South America, and home to 38 of the 100 largest private companies with national capital and 63% of international groups installed in Brazil.

 

São Paulo State is responsible for 69.5% of the total invested by the states in Research and Development in Brazil. It has an extensive network of public and private research institutions, with an expressive

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Kaunas as a RGCS new chapter

Kaunas as a RGCS new chapter

Presentation of Kaunas as RGCs chapter

Prof. Vladislav V. Fomin, vvfomin@gmail.com

Viktorija Janavičienė, Viktorija.Janaviciene@knf.vu.lt


The city of Kaunas is the second largest Lithuania‘s city. Kaunas is located at the confluence of the two largest Lithuanian rivers, surrounded by the hills and situated at the crossing of international roads going North to South (Tallinn to Warsaw, to Berlin) and East to West (Minsk to Klaipeda). Due to its geographical position, Kaunas is Lithuania‘s most important center of multi-modal communication.

 

The city is famous for its Interwar architecture which was awarded the European Heritage label and is on its way to UNESCO. Kaunas is the only city in the world where so much of the style of the buildings has survived to the present day. The city keeps the authentic spirit of the country‘s national character alive.

 

Kaunas, also called the temporary capital city of Lithuania, was chosen as the

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