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Running list of sessions

Scheduling a sequence of a dozen-or-so monthly instances of commons.hour, over a 12-month period.
Updated: 05sep2021
There are more than twelve sessions below. It seemed appropriate to expand the running list a little, to enable more member organisations to bring a focus. Three phases. Some sessions held in dual language?
For a shorter listing, without comments and notes, see Summary running list
Running list of sessions - outline : Sept 2021
The paras below, formatted like this one, indicate which area of the handbook we have in our sights for this session.

Phase 1 - Intro

Session #1- Sept 2021 - Intro

Wouter Tebbens, Mike Hales @ meet.coop Community circle - Intro to commons.hour: intentions of commons.hour, rationale for the running list of topics, the methodology for designing a weave of contributions thro protocols and a handbook.

Phase 2 - Opening the frame(s)

Session #2 - Oct 2021

Ela Kagel @ Supermarkt, Berlin - Community development and geography, the community of a trans-region digital infrastructure? Learning to behave in digital space.
Intersectional community - Community development in a trans-region digital-mediated landscape: ‘infrastructuring’ as community development

Session #3 - Nov 2021

Natalie Brenner, Jaime Villareal @ May First Movement Technology, USA/Mexico: Autonomous movement organisations and governance, in the MayFirst platform of tools and movement education.
Assemblies and deliberations - Operating with a membership comprising autonomous movement organisations. Working with a machinery (or ecology) of boards, annual assemblies, elections, priorities; paid and unpaid contributions.
December 2021 - No session this month.

Session #4 - Jan 2022

Monica Garriga/David Jacovkis/David Gomez @ femProcomuns, Barcelona: developing and maintaining a digital commons. the difference it makes, to approach a coop as building a commons?
Political economy - Provisioning the stack of digital commons: evolving and tuning the toolstack and how it runs, maintaining it, paying a fair wage for the labour involved.
  • Hold this in dual language?
  • Invite Remix to comment here, in advance of their later session #8?

Session #5 - Feb 2022

Graham Mitchell @ Platform6, Webarchitects, Yorkshire: governance in coops, specifically multistakeholder. Being realistic about work contributions from unpaid members (unpaid executive membership of Boards?) but not collapsing into a de-facto provider-led worker coop, or passive consumer coop.
Assemblies and deliberations - Coop governance - in workers’ coops, consumer coops. Working with a machinery of executive vs non-executive board members, users and workers, elections and sociocratic circles.
  • Comment invited from Francesca Pick @ GreaterThan/OuiShare/Enspiral

Session #6 - Mar 2022

TBC - ¿Silvia/Stacco? @ Guerrilla Translations/DisCO project - or perhaps ¿Lynn? @ Mikorizal/ValueFlows: contribution accounting in practice, including kinds of contributors, types of work, forms of recognition (including credits), tools for accounting and valueing.
Political economy - Contribution accounting and recognition of different kinds of contributions; including livelihood of operational members.
  • Invite Nathan Schneider to comment, in advance of their later session #10?

Session #7 - Apr 2022

Cade Diehm/Ben Royer @ New Design Congress: ‘Society as user’, design justice as a practice in cultivating a stack of digital commons.
Intersectional community - Solidarity as collaborating and federating: how to achieve mutuality across movements in our making and mobilising of venue-, media- and platform-spaces
  • Invite Trinh @ commUNITY, Georgia @ SimSec, Stefi @ Moving Sports to comment here? Might this convergence of perceived concerns be white-male tokenist?

Session #8 - May 2022

Sophie Bloemen @ Commons.network/European municipalist network: Organising in a frame of municipalism and doughnut economics, multi-region/multi-language: tools for conviviality, platforms and digital infrastructure. And the governance of these - commoning, not just coops.
Assemblies and deliberations - Distributed peer-to-peer organising; deliberation (in threads), text chat. Working in a flat organisation: work-circle (sociocratic?) organisation, project organisation, campaign organisation.
  • Hold this in dual language?

Session #9 - Jun 2022

Fred Sultan, Yves Otis @ Remix the Commons: cross-language and cross-region challenges and shared learning spaces.
Intersectional community - Silos: why we find ourselves in silos, how to organise ‘beyond fragments’ and uneven development
  • Hold this in dual language?

Session #10 - Jul 2022

Nathan Schneider @ Media Enterprise Design Lab, U Boulder Colorado /Everything for Everyone: a ‘provocation’ on multistakeholder governance, rationale for federation rather than internal complexity.
Political economy - Collaborating, flat organising & norms in the world of P2P free-libre culture. Benevolent dictatorship, unlimited individualism, ‘autonomism’? The power of protocols & limits of ‘trust’. Differences in a commons, between free-libre freedom and sanctioned participation.
No session in August.

Session #11 - Sept 2022

Jason Nardi @ RIPESS: Organising and steering for solidarity economy across flat organisations, within and across regions.
Assemblies and deliberations - Peer-to-peer organising; deliberation (in threads) and text chat. Flat organisations: work-circle (sociocratic?) organisation, project organisation, campaign organisation. Benevolent dictatorship, in the world of P2P, endless forking - even, sectarianism? Falling back on libertarian individualism?
  • Jason: Invite local solidarity economy organisations to contribute? NYC? Jackson? Francophone north-south? Etc etc.
  • Invite contribution by MayFirst? GEO?
  • Hold this in dual language?

Phase 3 - Drawing together protocols into practice

Session #12 - Oct 2022

meet.coop Community circle - Firming-up on protocols, assembling and implementing a handbook - GENSET.
Any chance of involving Cilla Ross in this, ex-Vice Principal, Coop University, UK? As governance of a commons of movement capability, aka a distributed college

Session #13 - Nov 2022

meet.coop Community circle - Distilling protocols and principles into a Constitution. Including Political economy - User members’ and operational members’ privileges and limitations (aka Code of conduct); obligations and sanctions (including moderation, exclusion, credit or status penalties, whatever).
Contribution from Emi Do, Matt Noyes @ social.coop invited here.

Session #14 - Dec 2022

meet.coop Community circle - General assembly, preparations for the inaugural assembly. Relationship with Standing assembly of operational members (aka All-hands) and commons.hour (aka standing assembly of user- and operational-members). A Council (comprising the speakers of operational Circles?) as standing proxy for the General assembly?
Recruit user members to Community circle - although this should have been ongoing.
Additional session - To be scheduled?
Tor project - xxx
Political economy - Members’ privileges and limitations in the digital commons of meet.coop; obligations and sanctions. User members; operational members. Safety, privacy, defence of meet.coop spaces.
Please do register if you hope to participate in a session. A head count helps us plan for facilitation.
Documentation on commons.hour