“Is human nature separatism, tribalism and passionate distrust of the ‘other’? Or is it co-operation, recognition and, provided basic needs are met, a live-and-let-live attitude to all? What’s your [...]
For this blog I recorded a radio episode together with another friend with whom I live together in the community in Vlaardingen. We talk about the concept of the [...]
In this blog I will talk about Vlaardingen Commons - a commons-based project for fairer urban housing. This is my graduation project, on which I am working right now [...]
Hi! My name is Noemi Bardas, and I am currently a transformative social innovation student. In my study, as well as personally, I am interested in how we can [...]
From “Bossche bollen” to “Bossche koek”, the city of Den Bosch is the home of many treats that will satiate your hunger for “Brabant” goodness. The capital city of [...]
Societies across the world are facing many complex and interwoven challenges—poverty, inequality, environmental degradation, demographic change, discrimination, and violence—that threaten our efforts to enable people everywhere to live a [...]
Stepping out a process is hard and difficult. This is because we can go on for years when dealing with complex societal challenges, there are always new things to discover and change. Nevertheless, stepping out is also necessary and important.
If there is not enough ownership and urgency for participants to participate, developing a living system becomes hard. Participants together have to choose a structure, the foundation needs to be clear and sometimes transformation and doing a step back is necessary.
Different projects, different leadership styles. This blog post will be about several projects, community building and how I as a professional have to lead and facilitate.
Learning from other structures to construct a new structure that fits your organisation best. Learning from how others deal with a challenge to deal with your challenges. There are organisations and environments where they search for a different way of working, organising and structuring.