Enspiral Newsletter: August 2023
Updates from the network of people doing meaningful work.
Hey there! It's time for the monthly summary of what's been happening in the Enspiral.
A lot of what makes Enspiral special is how we deal with money. For our next cobudget round (collaborative funding) we’re exploring a possibility of bringing Node Representatives together to align and design the process.
For context - Enspiral is now operating in nodes. One of the challenges we foresee (discussed in depth in this podcast with Francesca Pick) is building the inter-node coherence. Bringing the node representatives together into a working group could be one way forward on that front.
Podcast of the Month
Assembly Sprints - Enspiral Podcast with John Gieryn
How to focus collective energy in a decentralised organisation to get things done effectively? Well designed Assembly Sprints might be an answer.
In this conversation with Enspiral's ex-catalyst John Gieryn we explore the variety of components making up Enspiral's magic sauce, and how to brew it all together.
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Short video (3m) of Brian Eno speaking at "Basic Income: How do we get there?"
Cynefin Framework for decision making
A list of really fun change-making side-projects from Jade - one of Enspiralites
(NZ based) “Couples’ Authentic Intimacy Retreat” Friday 15 September to Sunday 17 September
Kickstarter campaign for a DRM-free ebook exploring "enshititfication" of internet platforms and what to do about it.
A short (3m) video about the importance of meaningful conversations in workplaces.
This time I invite you to create your own card - a voucher, to be exchanged for your chosen offer. Pick wisely 🧙♂️
(Illustration by Silvia, from the new card game developed by Michał.)