In our second episode of our Social Innovation Podcast we are featuring: - Ezio Manzini and his ideas on Small, Local, Open and Connected projects as a new approach for social innovation - Tony Abrahams and the journey that took him to co-create Access Innovation Media (Ai-Media) - Latest Social Innovation News from around Australia
We would love to hear your feedback on the type of content you would like to see here.
I was reading the latest article from the economist on Social Innovation. I feel it is very encouraging to see how there are more and more people talking about Social Innovation in new ways. This article is concentrated in two main concepts:
The reasons why it makes sense for governments to become interested in Social Innovation
Why it is ok to make money and do good at the same time
For the past couple of months, we’ve been thinking about who we are, what we do and what we want to achieve. Aided by Rachel Botsman and with great input from a number of people in the social innovation community, we’ve been refining the way ASIX should define its identity and purpose. This blog post sets out the basic story. We’d be keen to hear from anyone with any thoughts and reactions to the way we’ve defined our identity and purpose.
To all those interested in social innovation, sustainability, and community & international development - we have organised the following upcoming events for Brisbane and would really appreciate your support/participation.
For more information, please either email me email@example.com or skype nbyrne85
What: Barcamp Brisbane VI
When: Saturday, October 23, 2010 10:00 AM
Where: The Edge
State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Bank
Information, knowledge management and collaboration in the community and international development sector – how do we get people to communicate openly together?
As I begin to enter a new career as the knowledge manager for engineers without borders Australia, I have been reflecting upon my experiences as a volunteer within the organisation. In Queensland, we recently tuned a strong focus towards an initiative called ‘local projects’ and with this, begun to actively network with other non-profit organisations around the region and country.
I have been following with interest a conversation that has been bringing together all the Social Innovators in Australia (Thanks to @edwardharran) around COSI10 and also with the Social Innovation Barcamp coming very soon. I feel that this has a lot of potential to collaborate in more things.
I thought I would open this thread to start having this conversation in an open space.
So, where from here? Any thoughts?
I’m a changemaker. Apparently. (I’m listed as one on this website.)And I want to be an active participant in the process of social change.But how much change do I want to make?And how much am I prepared to change who I am and how I live in order to see society change in the ways I think it needs to?Those are the key questions which Ezio Manzini’s recent presentations as part of the SIDialogues series raise for me.
The challenge is real.
One of the key messages that emerged from Ezio Manzini's masterclass a few weeks ago for me was the important notion that 20th Century determinants of success - upscaling in order to grow in dimension and magnitude - are potentially no longer relevant, and at least shouldn't be the measures taken forward and emulated by the social innovation sector. It's all too easy to be successful with a small pilot idea, and to then assume that the only way forward is world domination!