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Collaborative practices, workspaces and communities in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.

Collaborative practices, workspaces and communities in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.

  1. Welcome to the 5th RGCS Symposium

 RGCS and its Milan Chapter, in partnership with COST Action CA18214, are launching the 5th RGCS Symposium as an online event where to share ideas on the latest disruptive evolution of collaborative practices, workspaces and communities in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis!

In their various manifestations, from coworking spaces to open communities, forms of commons-based peer production and collaboration networks, collaborative practices have become widespread in knowledge-intensive industries, most commonly across urban environments (e.g., Palvalin and Vuolle, 2016), and strongly depend on face-to-face interactions to unleash their full potential. The Covid-19 pandemic, however, has bluntly interrupted this virtuous cycle.

In the unprecedented period of health crisis experienced on a worldly scale in the first half of 2020, the ways in which collaboration happens changed abruptly. Contextually, the most extensive remote-work (WFH) experiment has occurred (Konya, 2020; Memoori, 2020), which offers several opportunities

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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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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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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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« Collaborative finance for collaborative spaces », #RGCSBarcelona seminar on fablabs & crowdfunding

« Collaborative finance for collaborative spaces », #RGCSBarcelona seminar on fablabs & crowdfunding

By Heloise Berkowitz (Ecole Polytechnique, i3-CRG)

We thank IBEI for graciously hosting the event and for Carlos, Helena and Gloria for their precious help in organizing the seminar. And we thank our three presentators : Ignasi Capdevila (PSB), Tomas Diez (Fab City Research Lab Director, Smart Citizen Co-founder) and Sergi Figueres Moret (former IBEI student, co-founder and CEO of “Worldcoo”).

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On the 25th of May, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals hosted a #RGCSBarcelona seminar on “Collaborative finance for collaborative spaces”. The objective was to open a dialogue between two dimensions of the collaborative economy: fab labs and crowdfunding. Indeed, the collaborative economy not only deeply transforms and challenges working practices, but also calls for rethinking funding models and financial systems.

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A demonstration of percussions opened the seminar, right below the windows of the classroom.

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Meeting point at the AOM 2016

Meeting point at the AOM 2016

We will organize an off-the-track workshop this year at the Academy of Management (Anaheim, 5th-10th August).

Join us if you are interested in collaborative communities, collaborative spaces, collaborative movements (coworkers, makers, fabbers, hackers…) and work transformations at large (new mobilities, telework, digital nomads, slashers, etc).

Very good cookies will be waiting for you 🙂

To know more about our event: Invitation – Workshop AOM Off the track collaborative communities

The coordinators

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RGCS White Paper (Version Alpha)

RGCS White Paper (Version Alpha)

Dear all,

Please find below the Alpha version of our White paper (in French):

Livre blanc RGCS_Version Alpha bis

The English-speaking version will be put on line very soon.

Best

RGCS teamp

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A process for RGCS White Paper

Please find below more information about RGCS White Paper

A process for RGCS White Paper

Version Alpha of the WP is already on line here

Version Omega, the final version of our White Paper, will be published in December in the context of RGCS Symposium in Paris

Best

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Call for papers – First RGCS Symposium 2016

Call for papers – First RGCS Symposium 2016

We are pleased to announce the first international symposium of the RGCS network:

 

 Friday, 16th December, 9:00 – 20:00 (9PM – 8PM) in Paris

  Work and workplace transformations:

The new communities of makers and entrepreneurs in the city

 

 Call for papers First RGCS symposium

  1. Topics of the symposium

 

This first international symposium will be a twofold opportunity.

Firstly, it aims at gathering academics and practitioners interested in work and workplace transformations, in particular at the level of collaborative communities and social movements (coworkers, hackers, makers, fab labers…) embodying and conveying them. The key topics discussed will be: the relationship between collaborative communities and work transformations as well as new collaborative spaces, the nature of their social movement, the new business models behind them, public policies and their impact on the collaborative dynamic, clusters and social hubs and their relationship with collaborative spaces, innovation and new innovative practices grounded … Read more