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I arrived in Brussels last night, and am really enchanted with the Hub here. Its a really creative space, with some awesome custom furniture made by a local artist.
The space started up in an adjacent side room last February and expanded into the larger space shown in the photos and video below. It was great chatting with Simon about how they are attracting members, hosting events, and supporting inspiration and collaboration in the community. The hosts offered lunch to us today, and we had a great chat that started off about football evolved into the history of Flanders, the Netherlands, Spain and France.
I’ll be touring Europe this summer with the intention of learning the secrets of success in social innovation from experienced practitioners.
I’ve decided to harvest the stories, wisdom and insight that I learn along the way into an attractive deck of cards, such that the key concepts are easily digestible and can be assembled into mind maps.
I’m wondering how these cards could be incorporated into art of hosting/harvesting so that as new wisdom emerges, it can be crystallized into card form and added to the body of knowledge.
Key to the success of such a deck would be the template design into which the content would be placed. There needs to be enough flexibility to allow for a wide diversity of ideas, solutions, stories, etc but also enough order such that the cards can be organized into comprehensible mind-maps.
So I’m looking for the right categorization structure. Perhaps the Chaordic Stepping Stones would work well? What other ontologies have you found to be useful for organizing thinking about social innovation?
I’ll be touring Europe this summer with the intention of learning the secrets of success in social innovation from experienced practitioners. I’ve decided to harvest the stories, wisdom and insight...