Living Bridges Talk #04 (2013-03-05) – hello OpenU West Africa, Egypt, India!


Leila País de Miranda and Joachim Lohkamp talking inter alia with Jay Cousins, Joy Lohmann and with Francis Okeke and the Community Manager of the Open University of West Africa.

Find more links like Open University of West Africa – Let’s grow ideas for a better tomorrow – and to the living bridgers in the thread on FB – here is the perma link:


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Living Bridges Talk #03 (2013-02-05)

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Topic poll on Facebook group

Thanks everybody participating, here some of our first insights!



Some lines informally harvested from our

– make friends 🙂
– everybody is a leader
– we all can support each other
– its not so important to have a big overview, its important to be active with your friends
– talk more face to face to your friends – also in hangouts – build trust
– we need soon some testimonial cases .. generated business or other benefits
– what is the vision of LBP?
– can we create a story in and around (?) LBP
– How to create a common vision? – is it possible in virtuality? do we need at least glocality?
– Feeling: We did meet at a kitchen table – and talked about great “dishes” from all over the world – to co-create the vision of Living Bridges Planet


Bridging into 2013 – Living Bridges Talk #02 (2012-12-27)



Part 2 (passed)

Part 1 (passed):





On december 27th there will be an online event focusing on social innovation and knowledge platforms.

There will be 2 blocks. First block will be 7-815 pm, and second block 845-1000 pm.
[Local time = CET (Amsterdam, Berlin, Stockholm) = UTC+1; check etc if insecure]


Block 1) 0700-0815

Tia Carr – Co-founder at RelationshipMangagementInstitute, Cahootify and consultant on US

After a twenty five year background in personnel and recruitment, Tia has worked for ten years at the rock face of emergent social media. Her expertise in interpersonal relationship building serves her well in translating the medium of the web into a powerful engine for creating, managing and maintaining social and professional networks and communities. The convergence of technologies and human communications are instrumental in determining how people share knowledge and expertise in the workplace as well as socially, and Tias passion is assisting the transition and transformation of both to optimum benefit. She work with business leaders, professional teams and communities of practice to help them collaborate productively and reveal knowledge collateral for business innovation.

Rafael Reinehr – Founder – Coolmeia – Brasil

Coolmeia, Ideas in Cooperation is a “think-and-do-tank” designed to address and solve by mutual aid and free cooperation the main problems of humanity. It´s a network that organizes itself in an autonomous and horizontal way, working to build Social Capital and Common Good by finding, sharing, discussing and improving knowledge, attitudes and solutions to be implemented by individuals or groups of people in their homes, institutions, collectives or communities, aiming to bring just and true benefit to as much of the humanity that is possible.

Paul Privateer – Founder – US™ is a virtual space that transforms the internet into a social capital engine to facilitiate the building or enhancement of communities needing social capital. As the first dotcommunity™, allows gobal users to share and profit from their ideas, knowledge, expertise and entrepreneurial creativity. It invites users to form virtual, knowledge-based communities formed on the basis of either individual interests, hobbies, research work orentrepreneurial inventiveness or on community information and resource needs. The tool, in essence, unleashes restricted information to form social capital.
Nilton Lessa – Co-founder Molegue de Ideias – Brasil

Nilton Lessa is a software engineer and one of the founders of Moleque de Ideias. Nilton has been working, researching and consulting about open, distributed and self-regulated learning-productive environments for more than a decade. Around the specific subject of software platforms, is the co-author with Augusto de Franco of “Learning platforms: what they should be” (Portuguese version).

Benjamin Tincq is a co-founder of – France

a global community of entrepreneurs, designers, hackers, researchers and citizens working to accelerate the shift to a Collaborative Economy. Our goal is to explore, connect and promote ideas, people and projects that contribute to the big transition to a new social and economic paradigm that is emerging right now, thanks to the internet.”


Block 2: 0845-1000 pm

Pedro Reis: Co-Founder Silo – Portugal

We work with people and organizations that want to bring great ideas to life, that have bigger problems to solve, that need good things to happen. We focus on finding better ways to take on ideas, and use the potential of teams to bring them to realization. Silo is creative collaboration.

Hildy Gottlieb – Co-founder of Creating the Future – US

Creating the Future is a living laboratory for accelerating social change. Our goal is that all social change efforts will, once and for all, be accomplished. Our work is rooted in 2 questions:
1) What really creates positive social change?
2) How can social change efforts infuse those effective frameworks into all their work, so they create the future they want to see?

Jasmine Idun Tova Lyman – Founder

Currently producing DIY Days Gothenburg February 2nd 2013 at Gothenburg Film Studios, , together with the knowledgesharing site and digital book DIY Days is a free gathering for those who create and a catalyst for peoples projects and glocal initiatives. The concept was founded in 2007 by filmmaker Lance Weiler, named one of the 18 who changed Hollywood, as a grassroots initiative in order to fuel creative sustainability for innovators in the arts. It is attended by a mix of storytellers, filmmakers, artists, hackers, game developers, educators, scientists, architects, musicians, designers… who come together for a day of experimentation and inspiration – one where like minds connect across disciplines and media.

Glocal Future event Vuollerim – DEC-14 2012

Glocal Future event Vuollerim – December 14th 2012

Continuous action for vital local societies!

Download the program as PDF (new version 2012c).

After the (livestreamed) workshop there will be a broadcasted G+ hangout (“On Air”) with great Living Bridges guests.


DOWNLOAD PDF - FLYER Glocal Future event Vuollerim Dec-14 2012 cx

Welcome to this event with focus on Future, by looking into local actions of today. 

There will be two parts during the day.

Starting time 9 o´clock am.

Part 1 – Examples
Interactive part with sharing examples of local actions.

Common factors that makes local actions increase in both numbers and strength.


Part 2 – Common ground

Workshop discussing common ground for continuous local actions for vital societies!

Closing time 4 o’clock pm


Broadcast / sharing / conversation

Streaming live with Bambuser. 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm local time, GMT+1


Twitter hashtag: #glocalfuture

Tweet chat to engage in conversation:

More event information:

Local house jumping dinner at villagers homes starting time 6 o´clock am.


After event – Living Bridges Talk

After event. Starting time evening  8:30 to 10 GT+1

Summarizing and livestream event. Google hangout (on air = broadcast) together with SCF Gothenburg and SCWF global.

Livestream link will be posted on and on LBP facebook group.

Twitter hashtag: #glocalfuture

Tweet chat / questions:

Guests of Living Bridges Talk

Servane Mouazan – OGUNTE network

“I love helping women social innovators to be more influential and better connected. I have founded Oguntê and the Global Tribal Network, to prove that women can solve pressing social & environmental issues and create commercial opportunities at the same time, when given more skills and space to do so. highlight and the mission of our organisation.”

Jennifer Sertl – Agility3R

Jennifer Sertl is a thought leader in the emerging field of corporate consciousness – the convergence of neuroscience and existential Philosophy fostering inspiration and subsequently creating strategic advantage and enhancing value. She is an internationally respected author, keynote speaker and the president and founder of Agility3R.

Slavica Bogdanov – Wechangeworlds

Slavica Bogdanov will be speaking about the launch of, a website dedicated in broadcasting worldwide good news about children making a difference. Its mid term goal is to open the minds of parents to let their children be leaders of world change and innovation and increase consciousness about animal protection (we are all the same “children”). The long term goal is to facilitate world communication between children who want to make a difference and help them get organized both globally and locally.

Philippe Greier – Playmakers Industries

Presente! is a global movement. Philippe is part of it. We are a bunch of enthusiastic superheros from 14 countries traveling to play an education (r)evolution. We play for higher inclusion and a stronger participation of our younger and older generations. We love unconventional approaches and crazy adventures by following that playful mindset we experience different ways of the next generation in education in order to explore different ways to solve our daily challenges.

Giorgio Bertini

Founder and Director at Learning Change Project … on action learning systemic change. Supporting self-organized small groups into discovery and dialogical action learning, with a free and open access to a large 8 blogs library, developed during 7 years working on action oriented research within a large set of disciplines, needed to understand changes in our complex world, going into the weaving of society, culture, critical thinking, complexity, systems, rhizomes, networks, self-organization, creativity, innovation, sustainability, futures, and much more.

Kevin O’Malley and Christie Dames – Techtalk studio

– Kevin O’Malley

With an international background in cross-cultural communications and linguistics, Kevin applies unique training and coaching skills and partnership building to the world of corporate speaking and events. His approach successfully brings disciplines such as deconstruction and semiotics into executive development and face to face interactions with targeted audiences.

– Christie Dames

As founder and developer of the Niehaus Ryan Wong, Inc. Speakers Bureau, Dames created the first speakers bureau ever dedicated to strategically placing leaders and visionaries before rapidly growing audiences in the new and evolving technology arena. Her vision opened new doors in the conference industry by bringing tech speakers to the forefront through innovative settings, in-depth research methods, creative collateral materials, broad-based audience appeal and strategic speaker development.



Workshop about exploring experiences and possibilities for vital local societies as a start for the upcoming Glocal Future conference in April 2013.

Local initiatives – global effects

What characterizes a sustainable local engagement?

Exchange of experience.
This is the main issue to find a common base December 14th.

Conference: 400 SEK per person including coffee and lunch.

Conference package: 1.775 SEK per person including conference, “house jumping dinner” party with the locals in their homes, hotel one night with breakfast in double occupancy.

Conference: 97an conference building in Vuollerim

Possibility to visit local initiative in reality Monday 17th. Join the Arctic and stay at the Blue Light Festival December 15th to 17th

More information

Anders Y Larsson, Glocal Future

+46 70 646 0978

Audun Otterbech

+46 70 660 1166


Contact person

Eva-Lena Skalstad

+46 976 10030

Location / directions

Vuollerim is situated along the world heritage road, road 97, 90 km north of Boden.

A vivid place where the great rivers meet, in the heart of Swedish Lapland belongs the Arctic Circle.  Between Treehotel (40 minutes south) and Jokkmokk, Sami Culture Center (40 minutes north)

Lat: N 66º 25.871, Long: E 020º 37.046

Train station: Murjek, 14km, Overnight train from Stockholm and Gothenburg

Airport: Lulea Airport, just 1 hour flying time from Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

We can arrange transfer from either the train station or Airport.


Video channels

Livestream 1 – day:

Livestream 2 – evening:
More videos:

Image source of first picture:

Facilitators of glocal-virtual bridging: @ContChange @wschroll

DAY1 • NOV-30 • SCWF 2012 Gothenburg (part 1)


We had a lot of fun! Here is a bunch of the many “living bridgers” that have been meeting in Gothenburg. Left to right: Alexander Dill, Willi Schroll, Rafael Reinehr, Leila País de Miranda, Patricia Mellin, Anni Roolf, Bert-Ola Bergstrand, Philippe Greier, Justo Mendez Aramburu  !!!

We have started the harvesting of the SCWF12 final event.
We will add more contents as they are dropping in. Please go to the tab “SCWF 2012 Gothenburg” in the navigation menue and find the pulldown for videos, photos and more, e.g. Video – Day 1 – NOV-30.


Looking for photos?
Enjoy the photo sets, like that of Patricia Mellin on flickr “Social Capital World Forum 2012 – Sweden
Social Capital World Forum 2012 - Sweden


recording at
See our video pages in the pulldown menue of tab “SCWF 2012 Gothenburg” in the horizontal navigation menue.

Some first entries:

Anders Y Larsson (Glocal Future Vuollerim)

1.45-1.55 in the life-stream on the afternoon.
Local actions – Everyone matters – This can be done anywhere


Marc J Lane

  • How Social Enterprise Policy Becomes Law: Illinois’ Social Capital Initiative – Marc J Lane, Chairman of the Task force for social innovation and entrepreneurship, Illinois state, USA (Skype conversation) + Bert-Ola Bergstrand

Alexander Dill
Alexander Dill

  • Social Capital goes Econometrics – First steps to establish social capital as an indicator, Alexander Dill, Managing director Basel Institute for commons and economics, Switzerland (the short youtube video has been recorded before the event)

Some updates made 2012-12-14

EduLab Live 2012 – Virtual-glocal event connects the Next Edu folks (NOV-02)

///////This post is in the making///////
The event has just ended, here is some first raw content ….

The EduLab Live was a great experience. Thank you to all guests and participants, and especially thanks the moderator Philippe Greier of presente! group!

You will find more images and text here soon – hopefully tomorrow!

Philippe + “Katzi” at Dreamicon Valley, Austria – glocal guests including two Finnish girls, currently changing the world in Brazil – and sometime surfing there

Original program – without the little changes [TO BE DONE …]:

·      18:15 Harald ‘Katzi’ Katzenschläger (

·      18:35 John Moravec (

·      18:55 Anne Madsen (

·      [19:15 Justo Mendez  ( cancelled]

.       19:35 Heather Bayfield (

·      20:20 Paul Bloch (Designer |

·      20:40 Clement Delangue(

·      21:00 Henna Kääriäinen + Hanne (

The 2:30 hour long session cannot be summarized here, at least not by me. But I have learned not only about the topics in alternative education approaches etc. – I have made another step forward in developing “virtual faciltation space” with a minimalist stance, just using open and free tools like google docs.

Collaborative slide deck – A shared space complementing the livestream on youtube
We used a prepared structure on a slide deck (google docs presentation) to better communicate and flexibly organize. The scaffold of structured slides worked fine to let participants integrate their content according to their own purpose (good old crowdsourcing). At times I saw up to 34 visitors there on the coordinative/collaborative space. The funny thing: Clement Delangue created a platform with quite similar basic functionality (, to let people easily collaborate synchronically.

Glocal-virtual bridging and collaboration tool philosophy
Why this slide deck? As I frequently like to propagate: You need not only feeds (rivers), but shared spaces of “lower speed” (banks and ponds) to have a healthy environment for virtual bridging and collaboration. Listening to the livestream connects the audience, but they feel separated as long there is no mimimal visabilty of presence, as happens when you see some users “walking” and “sitting” on the shard document as the 34 users above. So this slide deck is a “working prototype”, that people can copy, adopt and fork for their own use! It is not only a complementary tool added to the livestream, but at the same time it is brdiging into the time dimension – it is an auto-documentary of the glocal-virtual event, is accessable in the future (“what was the name of that guy from Vienna?” – you know this kind of situation), it can easily be downloaded as a pdf, which is nothing less than kind of “quick and dirty” conference reader 🙂