Founders Meeting: Day 1 (30/11)
A network is, before all, about the people who compose it: Therefore, the first day of the Founders’ Meeting aimed to allow all participants to get acquainted with one another and with one another’s work. It was be a day of short, diverse, lively conversations and experience sharing. While the morning was reserved to the Founders and dedicated to getting to know one another, the afternoon was open to a broader public and dedicated to content, visions and methods exploration through discussions, workshops and debates.
MORNING – 9AM: Participants get acquainted in active mode. They interact in small groups, regularly switching groups. Some language diversity is made possible by identifying participants fluent in multiple tongues. Record is kept of ideas, insights and challenges that emerge out of the interaction.
LUNCH – 12:30PM: Buffet, small tables and other settings that facilitate conversations.
AFTERNOON – 2PM to 5:30PM (see detailed program below): Participants present, experience and discuss their respective works, and their ideas about/for the future. This afternoon is also open to a broader public (60-80 additional participants). It will be organized as a small « Festival », with 3 one-hour slots during which 6 to 8 sessions will happen simultaneously:
- Workshops around methods, using tools and techniques created or utilised by the founders to help groups or organisations explore new ideas, challenge their visions and expectations, and imagine different alternatives.
- Talks, during which 3-4 participants will present their work and thoughts around a given topic, and interact with one another as well as with the public.
- Interpellations by audience members, formated around a “shocking affirmation or question” intended to encourage group discussions.
Discover the afternoon’s detailed program below or download a simple table with the whole program >>
EVENING – 7PM: Social, fun, informal event, to create shared memories.
Speculative Resistance: using imagination to come up with future scenarios ranging from the radical to the incremental in order to better understand the assumptions and path dependencies that keep us stuck.
Initiator/Facilitator: Malka Older
Artistic Interpellations: How to play, slam, perform your ideas.
Initiator/Facilitator: Olivier Fournout
If we can see the future we want, we can also shape it! In this interactive workshop, discover and reflect on methods for immersive collaborative storytelling, and why they are so important to future-making.
Initiator/Facilitator: Petra Ardai
New Metaphors: A semi-structured creative process to generate new ways of thinking about big issues facing humanity.
Initiator/Facilitator: Dan Lockton
Phonvert AI: Workshop to repurpose retired smartphones into context-aware intelligent bots.
Initiator/Facilitator: Tomo Kihara
The House Modernity Built: A Theory of change created by people involved in high intensity struggles, and how it related to YOUR Theory of change.
Initiator/Facilitator: Vanessa Andreotti