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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.

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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Walking from Montmartre to Montreuil

Walking from Montmartre to Montreuil

By Tadashi Uda (Hokkaido University)

The view from Sacré-Coeur was great. As the terrain in the center of Paris is relatively flat, I could look over the city from there for the first time after coming to Paris.

We found a map at the side of the stairs in front of Basilique. The cityscape of Paris seen from the Sacré-Coeur in 1939 was drawn. I was surprised that there was no big difference between the current landscape and the picture drawn. I wonder if there is a “mega” city that has not changed the figure for 80 years in Japan (Even in Kyoto, the city/landscape has changed a lot except historical sites and a part of areas). The change of the cityscape in Tokyo is tremendous.

Things around us in Paris and Tokyo, for example are almost same. However, I came up with the question that how the difference in

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RGCS Paper Factory #1

RGCS Paper Factory #1

Program – OWEE paper workshop  

“RGCS Paper Factory #1”

3-5 June 2019, Dauphine University (Paris)

 

Coordinators : Olivier Irrmann & François-Xavier de Vaujany

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.fr/e/billets-workshop-owee-61782133023

Location: Université Paris Dauphine - Place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, 75016 Paris – Meeting at the entrance hall of the university main building.

 

Once upon a Walk

In 2016, we began a collective adventure about a collaborative learning expedition we called OWEE (for "Open Walked Event-Based Experimentations"). Since then, we organized 23 OWEEs, wrote a White Paper and started a research project focused on OWEE. This has already produced paper conferences (at LAEMOS, EGOS, AOM, OAP...) and we are now shifting to the stage of writing collaboratively academic articles about these experimentations.

 

The objectives of the workshop

On June 3-5 2019 (Monday to Wednesday) we will organize at Dauphine a collaborative writing workshop about the potential of OWEE learning

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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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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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Science popularization seminar #RGCSParis

Science popularization seminar #RGCSParis

by Aurore Dandoy (Université PSL Paris-Dauphine), Bérénice Thouin (La Fabrique des Territoires Innovants) and Christian Simon (Fablab Sorbonne Universités)

 

In February 2018, the #RGCSParis seminar took place in an intriguing fablab : FabLab SU. Why intriguing ?
– First, because it is a multisited fablab, situated in different areas of the university, based on the uses and the users of each part. We only visit three spaces on five but they were so different that we immediately understand the benefits of multisites.
– Second, because they are a real interdisciplinary places where everyone is welcome!
Espace Créa – Meeting point
We started with a meeting point at 17:30 in the Espace Créa, because it is closer to the entrance and easier to see how many participants we would be. We met
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RGCS Toulouse launched during the FabLab Festival – on the 12th of May

RGCS Toulouse launched during the FabLab Festival – on the 12th of May

by Amélie Bohas (Aix-Marseille Université), Constance Garnier (Telecom Paris-Tech) and Stéphanie Faure (Université PSL Paris-Dauphine)

In April 2017, a brand new RGCS (Research Group on Collaborative Spaces) chapter opened in Toulouse. So as to start this adventure in a collective and open way, a first convivial meeting gathering 30 people interested in the global RGCS dynamic and those who are especially concerned by the Toulouse’s chapter took place during the FabLab Festival. As Toulouse, through it’s festival organized by Artilect, became a major meeting point for fabbers and for all those who are sensitive to the open-fabrication-places growing movement, we focused this opening workshop on FabLabs & Research considerations :

  • Which are the different angles to approach FabLabs (and all makerspaces) in the ongoing research ?
  • Which are the links between the researchers and the fabbers, and how could they be enhanced ?
  • What is the RGCS network ?
  • How
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EURAM 2016 Fab lab, coworking space, start-up accelerator… New spaces of cooperation?

EURAM 2016 Fab lab, coworking space, start-up accelerator… New spaces of cooperation?

By Julie Fabbri and Anna Glaser

visuel-euram-420x235During the 16th EURAM Conference in Paris (at Paris-Creteil University) we had the opportunity to organize a Development Working Group (DWG) entitled “Fab lab, coworking space, start-up accelerator… New spaces of cooperation?”. The DWG was sponsored by the SIG Entrepreneurship and took place on Friday, June 3rd 2016. We are happy to share to a broader audience what happened there.… Read more

Coworking spaces, maker spaces, fab labs: true communities?

After a set of new visits of coworking spaces and fab labs this week, I am more than ever skeptical or at least, lost, about the use of the notion of ‘community’.

community

You will join a community, share a space, collective events. I’ve even heard the word ‘family’!

Let’s make a short detour. An historical detour again towards the history of western universities. It is often reminded that the word university comes from the latin word ‘universitas, universitatit, f’, which means (among others) ‘community’. Unversities have emerged for the Middle Age period. They are a typical collectivity of the Middle Age. The archetypal community of that time are monasteries (see previous post). With a strong set of rules, a major time and space unity. Monks of that time (and most monks today) are fully involved in collective life, day and night. Everybody is expected to respect the same rules, the … Read more