WHY is the “big question” leading to a purpose. But even before talking about “Action”, maybe we could think a little about another question:
WHY do we Dream? WHAT we are dreaming about?
Last month, 17th August 2012, we had a seminar in Copenhagen (Denmark) at the HUB Copenhagen. We gathered there around 40 people from many countries (Denmark, Sweden, US, Spain, Lithuania,…) with a common goal: discovering how a “living bridge” looks like through different perspectives and one framework: social entrepreneurship, in order to connect virtual communities and local communities around the world in a coordinated way.
The Copenhagen seminar was part of an ongoing process which will continue its next step the 13th September in Chicago (blogpost NEXT GENERATION OF SOCIAL ENTERPRISE, Chicago), an event where we will participate online.
The “Living Bridges” movement is the result of something we are building together and Appreciative Inquiry was the approach we used at the seminar in Copenhagen to create a first idea about what it is a “Living Bridge”. We want to thank specially Kaj Voetman, Chairman from Appreciative Inquiry Community Denmark, who was the great conductor who lead this first step along the building process.
We have made a video with some photos from the seminar and we would love to count with the “Living Bridges” who atended this seminar to share here their personal experience and main vision about the designs and prototypes we built there.
VIDEO: LIVING BRIDGES Copenhagen DK Seminar 17082012
The story begins in Meghalaya, a place in the North-East India, one of the wettest place on earth where bridges aren’t build…. They’re grown…
The Living Bridges are made from the roots of the trees….
…and people learn how to build and maintain them during hundreds of years.
The Living Bridges from Meghalaya are our metaphor to build…
The Living Bridges for Social Entrepreneurs.
What is a “Living Bridge” for us?
1) DISCOVERING our own Living Bridges and sharing experiences.
2) DREAMING the challenges where the Living Bridges could be useful for social entrepreneurs.
3) DESIGNING & PROTOTYPING the Living Bridges.
KAJ VOETMANN (Appreciative Inquiry Community Danmark)
BERT-OLA BERGSTRAND (Social Capital World Forum)
JULIE TRAN (MAKECHANGE TV)
INMA VP (Photo & Video Production)
Special mention to: PETER FROBERG (HUB COPENHAGEN)
and thanks a lot to all the facilitators and people who made this Possible!
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For all those people who could not join us last August in Copenhagen but follow the “Living Bridges” concept, we would like also to have also here your opinion about what do you think it can be a “Living Bridge”.
We have been taking two videos as main elements to develop our own conceptualisation:
What do you think it could be the “Living Bridges” main characteristics and roles for building social entrepreneurs? How could it look like?
Thank you so much for your comments here or on the facebook group!
(blogpost by Inma Vp)