this is a message to let you know about our open space to start work on WOSONOS 2012. Any of you who may be interested please see the invitation below and pass this on to ANYONE else who may be interested.
Let me know also of any people you feel we should contact about this.
Opening space in the UK for WOSONOS 2012 London
How will we make it happen? Do you want to be part of it?
In May of this year, at the close of the Berlin WOSONOS, we made an invitation, which was accepted for WOSONOS
2012 to take place in London, for the first time. It will be the 20th
World Open Space on Open Space since they first started in the States back in
While it was Matilda that made the actual invite, it came on behalf of the whole of Improbable, and with the support of the other U.K. facilitators present – Romy Shovelton and Jon Harvey.
First a brief bit about Improbable, for those of you that don’t know:
Improbable create theatre, opera, site-specific work and since 2005, Open Space events for the arts community and others, both in the UK
and throughout Europe and the States. The company’s research into and
application of Open Space has broadened our reach and purpose, developing an
approach to grappling with complex issues that has not only caught the
imagination of the arts community but has also had a huge and very significant
influence on Improbable’s working practices as a whole. We now use Open Space
to run our company meetings and to create our theatre shows. You can look at
other Improbable things at www.improbable.co.uk.
After the Berlin WOSONOS, Matilda and Phelim (from Improbable) met with Jon and Romy, and together we decided we wanted to use
Open Space to help us facilitate the coming together of a UK WOSONOS 2012 host
team. We want to ensure that anyone in the UK that wants to participate is able
to do so. We see this is as a fantastic opportunity for UK OS facilitators,
practitioners and participants to meet one another and connect.
There are many different areas to be considered in hosting a WOSONOS and so numerous different kinds of skills and roles are required:
websites to be designed and run; venues and accommodation to be found; food to
be planned; social events to be cooked up, and more…Please come and contribute
your ideas, passions, thoughts, concerns, dreams, questions. All are welcome.
We will meet on the weekend of November 6th and 7th to open space for a day and a half on our question: WOSONOS 2012 London UK: How will we make it happen? Do you want to be part of it?
As yet we do not have a venue confirmed but please save the date and the full details of place, time and Saturday night social will follow
ASAP. On Saturday the day will run from 11am till 6pm, and on Sunday from 10am
We very much look forward to seeing you there.
From all at Improbable together with Jon and Romy
Any more thoughts on the next convergence for manifesting WOSonOS 2012?
I wonder how we are collectively looking after next steps?
yes more details to follow but our next open space on wosonos 2012 is going to be happening in Bristol in April about to get the invite out soon.
Cool - is there an organisers' discussion / planning space for this stuff?
Keep up the good work