commons.hour - the venue
Here we describe commons.hour - the main bridge between user members and operational members of meet.coop, and one of the essential venues for multistakeholder stewarding of the coop's commons.
Updated: 26aug2021This is draft, to be evolved xxx
commons.hour is the main bridge - the most regular and approachable bridge - between user members and operational members of meet.coop, and one of the essential venues for multistakeholder stewarding of the coop’s commons. The format - regular, scheduled, compact, facilitated, plural contributions - is intended to constitute a kind of brand: a regular venue where users can talk to and listen to operational members, and all can tune in to one another’s perspectives.
See commons.hour, the 'assembly' space, one of meet.coop's core venues, part of the stewarding machinery of meet.coop.See commons.hour - the design project This is the evolutionary project that the commons.hour venue is designed to inform, evaluate and energise.
Basic protocols of commons.hour include:
- commons.hour is a monthly meeting held on the fourth Monday at 18:00 UTC
- the meeting lasts for 60 minutes
- commons.hour has extra.time of 30 minutes afterwards, for informal connections and follow-through (including
offers-&-wants) among whoever chooses to stay
- commons.hour and extra.time are facilitated
- meetings normally are in English language, but we mean to expand out of this
- the standard format is 15min presentation/discussion-starter followed by 40min open exchange
For an initial period, commons.hour will serve as the design venue for multistakeholder governance in the coop. See commons.hour - the design project. In a sense - the sense in which ‘governance’ is the continuous, reflexive reassessment and redesign of an institutional practice by a community that is 'subject to' the institution - ongoing redesign continues to be the function of commons.hour.
The initial design period - the project - will close-out when meet.coop adopts a constitution, and holds its first General Assembly. Protocols developed during that period will determine just how commons.hour functions after that point. But one way and another, being a bridge and a place of exchange between multiple stakeholder communities, and being a venue for organisational design and infrastructure design under principles of design justice and conviviality, are at the heart of the commons.hour ‘brand’.
xxx commons.hour and commoning. Stewarding, provisioning, enjoying. A cultural commons, an aesthetic commons.