This is our monthly open discussion to cultivate values we believe will lead to increased personal well-being and social change (but we’ll see!)
- Some of us don’t like work and we welcome people looking to a future with less work.
- We don’t want this to be a chore or a bureaucratic grind but adaptive, flexible and accountable to who shows up.
- It’s always free – we are not looking to turn this into a lifestyle brand.
- It’s like “on a refait le monde” talk in a European cafe or the leisurely governance practices of the Indigenous American Creek* (involving hanging out, smoking, and drinking coffee)
*via Dawn of Everything by David Graeber & David Wengrow
- We work on a bit of structure to stay engaging and inclusive.
- One or more core participants have experience in critical theory, facilitation, teaching, organizing and art/culture practice. There’s likely someone you can learn from – and we hope to learn from you!
- We hope it can lead to personal change, further organizing or direct action, or inform whatever work you do.
What is it about?
- work culture
- political culture
- everyday life culture (relationships, family, home, health, media, educations, consumption, city life)
- personal & systemic transition
What is the structure?
Time: 1 hr. 30 min.+
Place: Jitsi video conference room or around LA
Agenda/Notes: NextCloud OnlyOffice share doc (unique link on calendar/email invite or Discord)
- Review Minimal Viable Structure & Code of Conduct*
- Personal intros*
- Collect questions or topics on a shared doc
- Set up the context of question or suggested topic
- Clarify when you’re done or check in periodically to see if people want to keep going or move to the next topic
- Take loose notes on references, project links or good points while respecting privacy
- Wrap up and get feedback (10 min. before end)
- People who want to keep going or revisit any topics are free to stay longer
*if there are new people
What are common topics?
- challenges or victories
- strategies for changing material conditions – what works, what doesn’t
- new readings, media, ideas – especially as they connect to you
- what new institutions, practices and habits could look like and what mindsets, interventions and actions could get us there