intro’d to Pedro via this fb share by Michel (may have seen him before.. as i see he’s interviewed Michel.. et al].. resonations with prototyping self-organizing ness
Be more Human¬Governance
Pedro: business activator for collaborative live-styles in online and offline fields. Co-founder Agora, Coliga,..
Over the last 5 years while living in Berlin, I co-founded Agora, Apoio and Coliga. In the process of building these companies we were able to experiment with multiple organizational structures. …shared purpose to explore different ways of working in order to create the circumstances for a more self-organized world.
We have made many mistakes in this process and I have come to realise that many of the limitations of our working processes were not due a lack of structure, but rather to the state of mind of the people operating it
In light of these developments, it is becoming apparent that we are living in an embryonic phase of new governing structures. In this moment, we have the opportunity to challenge the normative ideologies that reign our understanding of power and hierarchy by experimenting with new models and approaches. At a fundamental level, this experimentation seeks to dislodge fear as the main motivational force in society. By creating more participatory governance structures, we can distribute responsibility among people and create a foundation for overcoming this paradigm of fear by the power of trust.
The challenge as we start to implement new models is not repeat patterns of the past by assuming that people will self organize and work things out over time. It reminds me of a comment from a friend, who recently asked in a joking tone: “Who is organizing all the self-organization?” *To avoid creating systems where frustration emerges through the lack of clarity and coherence, it will be important for the pioneers of the new paradigm to come together and learn from the successes and failures of historical governance experiments and prevailing systems of governance alike.
*? i don’t know
maybe that’s our problem..and why we haven’t yet
we’ve not yet let go enough.. and partial is killing us
on the agora collective:
sounds like city sketch up ness
I’m a 28 year old Berlin based entrepreneurs, working around creating infra-structure for eco-villages, co-working, art, hacker spaces to prototype alternative ownership, governance and business models that can lead to a more regenerative society