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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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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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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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The new Coworking Library is now online

The new Coworking Library is now online

By Johanna Voll

 

In January 2019 the Coworking Library announced a major update: You can now search the open interdisciplinary database by discipline, publication year, language, document type and/or keyword. It's a free resource that features all research that is related to coworking, including papers, books, chapters in books, conference papers, research projects (Phd, MA or above), market reports and other studies in one place.

The non-profit project is initiated by the German Coworking Federation e.V., Deskmag and included.co. RGCS and the Coworking Library have been in close contact while developing the website. In addition, many international researchers, students of the European University Viadrina and countless friends from the coworking movement have contributed to this journey. Researchers can now not only use the library as a database, but also add their own research directly.

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What will work look like in 2030?

What will work look like in 2030?

By François-Xavier de Vaujany, Université Paris Dauphine – PSL; Amélie Bohas, Aix-Marseille Université ; Aurélie Leclercq-Vandelannoitte, IESEG School of Management; Julie Fabbri, EM Lyon et Sabine Carton, Université Grenoble Alpes

Work is changing and so is society as a whole. Debates on its future have been particularly animated over the past three years, (re)launched by discussions on digital technologies, self-employment, individuals with multiple careers (slashers), universal income, or questions of new forms of management, solidarity and governance.

Focusing on employment, work or management practices, these debates have had one merit: to bring to light the multiple possible futures of work.

Did you say “atmosphere”?

In its latest research note, “The future of work in 2030: four atmospheres?”, the international network and think tank RGCS offers a multi-faceted vision of the future of work.

We begin by presenting eight paradoxes at play in … Read more

Assembling the old and the new worlds: plugging an unconference into a conference

Assembling the old and the new worlds: plugging an unconference into a conference

By Marie Hasbi (Université Paris II)

 

Summer is filled with notable academic conferences. For organization researchers, July is particularly notable for holding the annual and big conference of the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), an interdisciplinary event about organizations, organizing and collective activity. As most academic conferences, EGOS colloquia provide a venue for researchers to present and discuss their research papers through sessions and sub-themes.

In 2017, The Research Group on Collaborative Spaces (RGCS) added an event off the track, an unconference called: “Organization & Organizing of the Sharing Economy” (OOSE). I have been part of the organizing committee of the two first sessions in 2017 and 2018.

 

Behind the Unconference Scene

 Each season, through a series of Skype planning meetings, our small group of conveners shared visions about a gathering that might both enhance and criticize the current thinking on the sharing and … Read more

Learning differently with students: walking our teaching

Learning differently with students: walking our teaching

By Julie Fabbri (emlyon business school, OCE & STORM, fabbri@em-lyon.com), David Vallat (Université Lyon 1) et Amélie Bohas (Université Aix-Marseille)

Entrepreneurship is an incredible Odyssey whose leaders are the heroes”. These were the first words of the organizer of the 7th Printemps des Entrepreneurs in Lyon (France), where we spent a whole day with students from emlyon business school. Why? To experience real-life working conditions. How? We led an Open Walked Event-Based Experimentation (OWEE) in this context to help them to get the most out of the event. In a nutshell, we lived a spatio-temporal odyssey in and around the fair to grasp, all together, what is at stake in entrepreneurial journeys and what could be the future world of organizations.

On April 24, 2018, at 8am, about thirty red dressed students gathered in front of the Double Mixte, a well-known business event hall. They are double-degree … Read more