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2022-23 · Action-Research

Culture and Practices of Commoning, Care, Kinship

We are hosting and engaging in a series of projects and workshops to enquiry how can we practice and nourish a culture of commoning, care and kinship to build the vital foundations of nurturing a healthy and thriving society.
2021-2022

Experiential Learning

Inner-to-outer transformation: How can we cultivate commonsc of democracy? We hosted an online, seasonal, learning journey to explore and practice our own personal transformation and how these can lead towards collectively creating the commons of democracy that are needed to radically change our societies. The journey was hosted around four topics that we believe are core to cultivating these capacities: embracing a living system perspective; creating healthy, collective power relations; decolonising ourselves; cultivating commons of democracy.
Blooming crocus captured by Wilfried Santer via Unsplash
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4. Spring Season- Cultures of kinship

  • Carolin Goethel
  • Alice Priori
  • Louise Armstrong
| May 4th, 2022
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3. Winter Season - Decolonising Self

  • Alice Priori
  • Carolin Goethel
  • Louise Armstrong
| March 10th, 2022
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2. Autumn Season - Power Dynamics

  • Alice Priori
  • Louise Armstrong
  • Carolin Goethel
| December 15th, 2021
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"Sulla corteccia, dentro la goccia.." by mariateresa toledo is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
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1.1 What are we learning about Living Systems View?

  • Alice Priori
  • Louise Armstrong
  • Carolin Goethel
| September 29th, 2021
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CLab Learning Journey - Summer Season
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1. Summer Season - Living systems view

  • Alice Priori
  • Carolin Goethel
  • Louise Armstrong
| September 29th, 2021
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Illustration: Molly Costello
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0.1 Introducing the CitizensLab journey and approach

  • Alice Priori
  • Louise Armstrong
  • Carolin Goethel
| September 29th, 2021
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Commons transition
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Democracy as a commons

  • Alice Priori
| January 28th, 2021

"Democracy as a Commons: European landscape of new forms of citizens co-creation and participation”

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Resources & Publications

Readings, articles, books we have been referring to or co-creating through our action-research approach.
Blooming crocus captured by Wilfried Santer via Unsplash
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4. Spring Season- Cultures of kinship

  • Carolin Goethel
  • Alice Priori
  • Louise Armstrong
| May 4th, 2022
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"Sulla corteccia, dentro la goccia.." by mariateresa toledo is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
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1.1 What are we learning about Living Systems View?

  • Alice Priori
  • Louise Armstrong
  • Carolin Goethel
| September 29th, 2021
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Network Navigator: Rome Workshop

July 24th, 2017

In March 2017 during the CitizensLab Network Meeting in Brussels, CitizensLab members started to organise small prototypes. One of the...

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Mapping new forms of civic engagement in Europe

May 23rd, 2017

Stories about new forms of civic engagement and how they are pushing the boundaries of democratic practice in different countries...

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2017-2020 · CLab

Network Gatherings

Building a European network of local change-makers across sectors. Read about the participatory gatherings we hsoted for up to 70 practitioenrs prototyping “How can our diverse practices create a more meaningful quality of life in Europe?”
Toulouse meeting report
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Toulouse Citizens Lab Network Meeting

November 27th, 2018

Highlights from the 5th Citizens Lab Network Meeting in Toulouse, France, 1-4 November

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CLab Journey 2020
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CLab online network meeting. Sesson 1: Community getting together

  • Alice Priori
| June 29th, 2020

The CLab Community connected online during Covid 19. Our 1st session explored and experimented with connecting in times of physical...

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CLab Community Check-in November 2020
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CLab Recipes for Radical Care

  • Alice Priori
| November 16th, 2020

The CitizensLab community met to reflect on the topic of Radical Care in times of disruption, uncertainty and extreme social...

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CLab online network meeting. Sesson 2:Community Co-creation

  • Alice Priori
| June 29th, 2020

A session dedicated to help us immerse in the Clab process methodology through guided visualization and harvesting, in order to...

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CLab online network meeting. Sesson 3: Community Collaborations

June 29th, 2020

CLab session 3 is about taking collective actions and prototypes to steer into new futures and tackle the social, economic...

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Terni meeting report
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Terni CitizensLab Network Meeting

July 3rd, 2018

A booklet with the most important insights from the 4th CitizensLab Network Meeting in Terni, Italy 12-15 April 2018

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Frankfurt (Oder)/ Slubice Network Meeting Report

November 23rd, 2017

A booklet with the most important insights from the third CitizensLab Network Meeting in Frankfurt (Oder)/Slubice.

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Brussels network meeting report

May 23rd, 2017

A booklet with the most important insights from the second CitizensLab Network Meeting in Brussels.

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There is always a possibility to take action…

March 30th, 2017

By Naila Ismayilova from Azerbaijan who attended the CitizensLab network meeting in Brussels as a winner of the “shadow visit...

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Patterns of Process – The Art of Hosting Conversations That Matter

November 28th, 2016

Impressions from the Steering Group Meeting November 6-8, 2016 in Berlin by Lisa Schulze (MitOst)

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2017-2020 · CLab

Prototypes & Labs

The CLab practitioners co-created and implemented local prototypes addressing themes of social inclusion, urban transformation, participatory democracy, and education.
The team in London
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Enacting Systemic Change, Retreat in London

October 2nd, 2018

In August 2018, the Enacting Systemic Change team organized a retreat to critically reflect on their leadership skills and practices...

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Prototype Introduction: Step Out of the Box – Start Dreaming

September 12th, 2018

A model for interaction with people struggling with socio-economic or cultural “depression”, provoking them to “step out of the box”.

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Prototype Introduction: ... is like riding Trojan Horses!

September 12th, 2018

Focusing on micro interventions and micro methodologies, this project aims to help people stay politically and culturally active.

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... is like riding Trojan Horses! Heybeli Island Update

  • Handan Saatçıoğlu Gürses
  • Karsten Michael Drohsel
  • Anna Szilágyi-Nagy
| December 10th, 2018

In October 2018, the first series of workshops for this prototype took place off the coast of Istanbul.

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Microgames in Neighbourhoods: Part 2, Liverpool

September 11th, 2018

The second part of Microgames for Neighbourhoods took place in Liverpool, June 27-30.

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Microgames for Neighborhoods: Part 1, Athens

  • Mateja Rot
| September 11th, 2018

In June 2018, two microgames events, described by and included in “phase A” of our prototype, took place in Athens...

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Source: https://www.forumforthefuture.org/system-change-capabilities
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Prototype Introduction: Enacting Systemic Change

September 7th, 2018

Building a model of training in systemic leadership for civil society organizations.

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Prototype Introduction: Microgames for Neighbourhoods

September 7th, 2018

Exploring the power of Microgames to engage, empower and bring together neighbourhoods to experience the potential for change and exchange.

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The SWAG team in Rotterdam
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SWAG: Rotterdam Meeting 17-20 January 2018

  • Angeliki Tseliou
| August 21st, 2018

Schools could really use some SWAG! Share ideas. Work together. Act now. Get involved. 2nd meeting | Rotterdam 17-20 January...

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Ministry of Space was the place of the meeting: ducks everywhere.
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We.Budget - Belgrade Meeting Report

  • Francesco Saija
| August 21st, 2018

The second WeBudget prototype meeting in Belgrade developed the prototype’s tools and processes.

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Exploring The World Heritage Site Through Urban Games: Urbingo Liverpool. Part 2

  • Gerry Proctor
| October 26th, 2017

The second part of the mobility between Jekaterina Lavrinec (Laimikis.lt – urban games and research lab, Lithuania) and Gerry Proctor...

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Exploring The World Heritage Site Through Urban Games: Urbingo Liverpool. Part 1

  • Jekaterina Lavrinec
| October 23rd, 2017

Jekaterina Lavrinec (Laimikis.lt – urban games and research lab, Lithuania) visited Gerry Proctor (Engage Liverpool CIC, UK) to create the...

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Prototype Introduction: We.Budget

October 19th, 2017

An open source platform for the visualisation of local governments’ budgets to increase transparency and involve citizens in budget planning.

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Rethinking Local Budget to Rebuild Trust

  • Francesco Saija
| October 18th, 2017

Francesco Saija (Parliament Watch Italy) reports about WE.BUDGET prototype meeting in Budapest.

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OF ROOTS, PROVISHTO AND JANKAS

  • Handan Saatçıoğlu Gürses
| October 16th, 2017

Handan Gurses (Komsu Kapisi Community House) traveled in June 2017 to Sofia, Bulgaria to meet Yanina Taneva (Ideas Factory Association).

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School of Tomorrow: Athens meeting 6-9 July 2017

  • Lilian Jüchtern
| September 27th, 2017

Lilian Jüchtern (European Forum for Freedom in Education, Germany) reports about School of Tomorrow prototype kick-off meeting in Athens.

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Network Navigator: Rome Workshop

July 24th, 2017

In March 2017 during the CitizensLab Network Meeting in Brussels, CitizensLab members started to organise small prototypes. One of the...

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Skill-Up Co-Design Workshop in Bari

July 18th, 2017

Skill-Up is co-creating a co-working space and platform to jump-start collaboration, empowerment, skill mapping and strengthening among migrants, refugees and...

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Prototype Introduction: Skill-Up!

May 24th, 2017

A co-working space and platform to jump-start collaboration, empowerment and skill strengthening among migrants, refugees and local communities.

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Prototype Introduction: Network Navigator

May 10th, 2017

An online mapping system that provides knowledge about successful local and transnational networking models.

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