EVENTS

Greater Manchester from the air, by Doc Searls

The Inquiry will be hosting a series of events and workshops across England during 2017-8.

There will also be an opportunity for you to host your own event Civil Society Futures Conversation.

Civil Society Futures events

Jul
27
Thu
Civil Society Futures: Barking
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm
Civil Society Futures: Barking

From 6.30pm on the 27th June we will meet to discuss the future of civil society in Barking with others from the local area.

If you’re part of civil society in Peckham and are interested in joining this workshop – get in touch with Calum: [email protected] or Khadra: [email protected]

The session will be hosted by Citizens UK

Civil society is all of us.

When we act neither for profit nor because the law requires us to, but out of love or anger or creativity, or principle, we are civil society. When we bring together our friends or colleagues or neighbours to have fun or to defend our rights or to look after each other, we are civil society.

Whether we organise through informal friendship networks, Facebook groups, community events and protests; or formal committees, charities, faiths and trade unions, whether we block runways or co-ordinate coffee mornings, sweat around charity runs or go to church every Sunday morning; when we organise ourselves outside the market and the state, we are all civil society.

This Inquiry will be a two-year exploration by English civil society into its future, and you’re invited!

 

Other civil society events

Jul
6
Thu
Conversations: The digital culture, tools and infrastructure for civil society 1/3
Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Doteveryone will host a series of three events to explore what kinds of digital culture, digital infrastructure, and digital tools are useful and necessary for civil society to thrive. Joined by other organisations like Local Welcome, MySociety, Co-op Digital and more, the events will move from talking to making as a way of understanding the practices and opportunities that technology affords. 

The first session will focus on:

Mapping what digital tools already exist to enable/assist with civil society activity and technology that enables people to: host, convene, meet, gather, campaign, speak out, share, learn for community, association, participation, organisation and solidarity. The output of this session will be an open directory. 

We have a limited number of places for these sessions, please email Cassie Robinson at [email protected] to find out more.

Sep
7
Thu
Conversations: The digital culture, tools and infrastructure for civil society 2/3
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Doteveryone will host a series of three events to explore what kinds of digital culture, digital infrastructure, and digital tools are useful and necessary for civil society to thrive. Joined by other organisations like Local Welcome, MySociety, Co-op Digital and more, the events will move from talking to making as a way of understanding the practices and opportunities that technology affords. 

The second session will focus on:

What’s missing? What else do we need (what are the user needs / institutional needs/ moral needs)? What is working? What is harder to use, engage with or has less uptake? Looking into the future, what would a digital civil society look like (from digital leadership in civic institutions through to local communities being supported by a digital layer)?

We have a limited number of places for these sessions, please email Cassie Robinson at [email protected] to find out more.

Nov
9
Thu
Conversations: The digital culture, tools and infrastructure for civil society 3/3
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Doteveryone will host a series of three events to explore what kinds of digital culture, digital infrastructure, and digital tools are useful and necessary for civil society to thrive. Joined by other organisations like Local Welcome, MySociety, Co-op Digital and more, the events will move from talking to making as a way of understanding the practices and opportunities that technology affords. 

The third session will focus on:

Making: What can we make and start trying out throughout the Inquiry so that people can start using sooner rather than later at the same time as building the digital capabilities of civil society?

We have a limited number of places for these sessions, please email Cassie Robinson at [email protected] to find out more.

 

Past Civil Society Futures events

  • » Peckham: Playback

    31st May 2017 – Civil Society Futures Peckham workshop The basics: Who? Active citizens of Peckham What? Discussing the future of Peckham, and the forces shaping it Where? All Saints Church, Peckham When? 6:30pm, 23rd May, 2017 Why?  This was part of Goldsmith’s research Insights: (what stood out for you?) It was clear that people in the workshop had … Read more»

     
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