A Public Thing: Opening space for public conversation. In person and in print.
On Saturday, November 5th (Bank Transfer Day) the conversation will be about financial independence/interdependence and how we can create healthier economies for individuals and communities. Learn more about our first gathering here.
Here’s how A Public Thing works:
A Public Thing gatherings are facilitated using principles of Open Space Technology. Open Space works best when the work to be done is complex, the people and ideas involved are diverse, the passion for resolution (and potential for conflict) are high, and the time to get it done was yesterday. Here’s what will happen: All of the issues that are MOST important to the participants will be raised. All of the issues raised will be addressed by those participants most qualified and capable.
A Public Thing publications are co-created by participants at A Public Thing gatherings. Creative documentarians will be embedded in the gathering’s small group conversations to help record and tell the story of what was discussed and generated. A Public Thing collects these stories and documents, and uses them as the basis for a publication to be be designed, printed, and distributed within weeks of the initial gathering.
We hope to provide a collectively-authored resource for those interested in engaging these ideas and experiences in new ways.
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