I have read and I find it very interesting what you propose for the future of OSCEDAYS.
I believe that what has been done so far has not been lost in any way, and instead (as many of the design process, which is the subject I know and work) always necessary to rethink and re-start analyzing what happened always looking do things in a more adequate way to present situations.
from the perspective of someone who is on the other side of the world and has not been so linked to the organization I would like to give my view on how we see here the OSCED event and how they have perceived the event who have participated in the here, it is Perhaps this will serve to the process of global OSCED organization.
First i want to show that and how they have carried out activities in Colombia:
the open source and circular economy are two subjects that very few managed in our country. not normally found projects involving much less any 2 together. it is possible that theme in many cases projects are being copied from others who have already been developed abroad and applied to the needs of the territory. on the other hand, too many projects that really do not apply circular or do very superficial way to take advantage of the publicity is done now what are sustainable economy.
It is why in our case we wanted to differentiate the activities into 2 types. workshops and lectures: in the talks what is sought is to bring to the public, experts and those who in some way have developed projects that can even be considered that are part of any of these two thematic and serve as an excuse to talk and teach people on these two issues.
in the workshops we seek to develop joint projects with volunteers and companies or entities that provide the opportunity for such projects can be carried out as an experiment, proposed or possible potential project that serves not only to discuss the issue but to put in practiva and to assess it.
for this we have sought to invite several actors that we consider important:
academia and experts: as a space for dialogue theories and techniques
the company or foundations: as an entity and testing space, which serves as an evaluator than thought and allow to adjust proposed
the consumer, volunteer or citizen: as conjugator executor of ideas and models, final evaluation of what is proposed.
besides this, we look for each meeting of based on a fundamental axis, as has been food, environment, technology, economy etc. so that the theme developed not so open to miss a bit the theme and the end is not known about it was working.
Now I would like to express some of the things we have seen problems with respect to management platforms and the way we work with the rest of the world (and internal elements that we believe affect certain way these). p.d .: is clear that many of these things can be solved with actions in each of the cities:
1-Cities do not interact with each other (much as they should do) or during the organization of the event or during the event.
2-platform community is not used as the valuable tool that it is. not all cities use it and not all actually updated or upload information.
3-participants do not use the database or load the results, often making information and miss valuable development.
4- one week is little time to develop some projects.
5-some participants expressed that it is not clear how the global organization supports local events.
the first is quite general but I think that OSCED Global should give minimum parameters that allow each city perform activities within a thematic that routed and activities which in a way are mandatory.
1-we should organize teams work under the platform in a way that make each city work as a team by theme or project. (It may sound restrictive but I think it should be liable to each city to be part of at least 1 global project)
2- not if possible but somehow every city should upload information from time to time or fulfilled every stage of development of a project to keep the information for everyone.
3-should be given more relevance within each activity or project to the tools used to keep the information
4- global activities should be developed in stages throughout the year, for example oscedays week should be for the presentation of results of what was developed during the year and to launch activities to be performed in the next period, also allowing other meetings global to develop different stages of each project.
5-OSCED globally should be displayed as an essential part in each local event. make clear the important work being developed for these events can take place.
this is only a summary and without delving much
this is only a summary and without delving much, but I hope it will at least make it discussed by others and thus not be taken into account at least generate a dialogue.
i´m try to answer your proposed activities once make a deeper analysis of these.
thank you very much.