Today we set up our workshop down in Foodhall in Sheffield city centre. This is the second time the team has engaged with Foodhall, the first was as a venue to host the recipe exchange. This time we were exploring a very different format of engagement, a collaborative design workshop. We spent the first day… Read More Summary: Day 1 of the Collaborative Carpentry workshop
One of the tools we have been testing over the course of the last few days during our London event programme is a toolkit of roles we defined for during, before and after a master:CLASS. The following are all roles that we considered necessary to successfully facilitate, execute, record and analyse a master:CLASS. MASTER –… Read More Reflections on the London event: analysing roles to facilitate a master:CLASS
In the next few days we are going to be posting a series of blogs, reflecting on what we learnt from our time in London, what we can take from our experiences and how it can be applied to our Sheffield workshops and user guides moving forwards. We enabled this by collating feedback via survey monkey… Read More A reflection series: after the London master:CLASS event
Day two of the Knowledge hub programme, following an engaging talk at Urban Growth and a stroll through Brixton markets we returned to Loughborough farm this afternoon to Volunteer and learn a bit more about the ‘wish you were here’ programme run by Karen, a volunteer at the farm. The scheme works with local health… Read More Loughborough farm revisited!
The first day of our knowledge hub event we facilitated a master:CLASS that revolved around exploring the glossary of terms we are looking to use in our civic curriculum as well as challenging the name Civic University and all that it represents. master:CLASS is a prime example of a term that has many varied understandings and a… Read More What’s in a name?
Following our weekend in London having explored multiple sites that function entirely on volunteers, we are left questioning the ‘Civic CV’. If you have a particular skill set, whether its team organisation, or software knowledge or brilliant presentation skills, marketing genius, it goes on your CV. Your CV is a log of your employable skills. Of… Read More How can I keep a log of my civic CV?
You thought it was simple? So did we… In a short social experiment earlier today we exchanged methods of tying our shoelaces. Have you ever tried to describe to someone the detailed process of tying a shoelace, in mirror, ie. giving detailed instructions to someone stood facing you. Suddenly a natural, instinctive process becomes a mystery! Whilst… Read More how do YOU tie your shoelaces?!