[CHALLENGE] - CIRCULAR COMMUNITY SPACES - Making Open Guidance & Resources

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OUTLINE

This “Challenge” activity is part of the London OSCEdays on Friday the 10th of June 2016, a continuation of:

Both looked at and worked on last year

FOCUS
Our focus will be collaboratively reviewing and developing these further, developing insight, inspiration and practical resources to support integrating circular thinking (making and doing ) into community space (makespaces, libraries….) and provide tips, tools and templates for the startups, and makers, prototypes using them. Taking forward and building on from last years challenges ( and subsequent research, circular area developments). Aiming to produce some practical tools & guidance that can be built on and taken forward by others.

KEY CONSIDERATIONS

  • Making outputs evolvable, adaptable and open
  • Consideration of different audiences and engagement, communication, tech open source, circular economy, design knowledge
  • Practical tangible and almost instantly useable outcomes, resources, tools, templates
  • Input from previous work, reports, resources

WHERE AND WHEN?

  • WHERE : Machinesroom - 45 Vyner Street (Ground Floor), London E2 9DQ
    You can find it on openstreetmap
  • WHEN: 10:30 to 6pm
  • AFTER: Probably open drinks in a pub near by - tbd 6:00pm onwards

TO BRING
We’ll have paper and pens to hand, but if you’ve got a laptop, and may be looking to contribute in graphics, webs, code etc then please bring. It will also be useful to document, access the forum, link with other cities if need etc!

There’s plenty of places near by for us to venture out and grab some lunch and after, a drink. We’ll have a urn for teas, coffee etc

OUTLINE AGENDA AND TOPICS

Scene Setting
We want this to be a collaborative event - we’ll be doing a bit of opening facillitation and getting to know who’s here but then we’ll all be exploring and working on aspects together in a very open agenda :slight_smile: this is your event to shape throughout the day too!

INTRO’s & SHARING
We’ll be sharing a bit on the Open Source Circular Economy days, what went on last year and what’s happening this
Intro to last years activtiy and focus regarding Circular Make Spaces as well as Future Makespaces research with @Grit & @sharmarval, @TechnicalNature (and others chipping in)
We’ll also hear about the Open Energy Life Cycles challenge from @Trystan_Lea from Open Energy Monitor - what we worked on last year, what’s happened since then and what could be great to do this.

TOPICS

There are a number of topic areas that have emerged from the challenge that we intend to have a “world cafe” style round to give everyone a chance to think, discuss and feed into them and plan what may be interesting to “create”,
Those reading online/ around the world

PLEASE CONNECT WITH US AND WE"LL ALSO LOOK ONLINE _WE"D LOVE TO SPEAK WITH OTHERS WORKING OR WHO HAVE INPUT ON THE BELOW

Topic areas include (but not limited to):

  • Platform/ Community - What is the best form for hosting a resource, guidance ? Front facing glossy website / Git hub /Discourse…

  • Values/ Manifestos/ Guidance/ Manuals - How can Circular principles be integrated and embedded in an organisation and community space? Outline examples and templates, inspiration to support building in front end circular thinking, principle and values / Workspace manual / Circular, Social & Enviro policies…

  • Guidance at point of use/ signage & resources - - Developing elements of point of use / influence signage around: Efficient material usage / Visually showing 3D printing sizes & quality / Circular Economy flows from small scale - where maker is manufacturer perspective

  • Circular Design and startup tools, tips, resources - Life Cycle / Circular thinking- Developing supporting checklist / guidance for startups, make space maker on circular economy applied to business, EcoDesign Link, System mapping / LCA (links to OEM embodied Energy Challenge)

  • Local Connections & Context - Mapping Material flows / shared resources/ Community Connection links / Energy mapping (providers, renewables) Note: this could also feed into following days mapping activities in Reading. Focusing on developing on specific resources related to mapping - Opportunities to share, reuse, recycle etc Local ecosystem, related OS/CE links

THEN ???

Once we’ve had a chance to explore all of these - it’s then up to participants to choose which area they might like to work on for the rest of the day, either staying with one or floating, rotating later.

We’ll spend the afternoon then working on these before sharing where we’re up to and thinking about next steps from around 16:30 to 17:30 before clearing up and heading to the pub!!

What better way to spend a Friday hey? :wink:

PUB 6:30 - TBD


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Initial Write-up underway - Documentation Friday 10th June - Circular Community Spaces
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