Get two books at a very special price

On the occasion of the crowdfunding campaign of the Civic Design Book we want to highlight and meet again the first CivicWise book: Civic Practices Book. If you still don’t have it or want to give it away, you have a new chance. Both are available at a very special price of 50 Euros, but hurry up, there are only 100 copies available!

The Civic Practices Book

The objective of Civic Practices was to contribute to the compilation of initiatives, demands, campaigns, actions, projects, research, methodologies, participatory and co-design processes that are being carried out around the world to create communities of civic practice. Thus creating a new imaginary of new forms of relationship and collective construction from the collective intelligence situated.
But what does it mean to be situated? They are projects or ideas that arise in a particular environment, so they respect and adapt to local realities.
In its four chapters: Civic Spaces, Methodologies, Research and Actions, the book brings together 90 contributions from 40 different cities, in their original language, created collaboratively, thanks to the many connections and encounters, both digital and physical.

The Civic Design Book

Two years later, the Civic Innovation School, part of the CivicWise community, launches a new book called Civic Design Book, a book created from the work of 500 participants of the Civic Design Course. A course that experiences a new way of conceiving the academic environment, based on horizontality, co-creation, mutual respect and the putting into practice of all these values in the community in which we live. The form of digital connection allowed the distance to be shortened and people from all over the world to work together, get to know each other and exchange experiences.

You can get them at goteo.org/project/civic-design-book.

Open Call: Connector Network

We are looking for passionate, curious and active people to be local connectors for the Civic Innovation School. We want to create a distributed network of collaborators, with the aim of representing, supporting, disseminating and promoting projects and activities in a decentralized manner.

What is the Civic Innovation School?
The CIS is an international institution structured as a distributed network that promotes collaborative learning environments focused on civic innovation, collective intelligence, open design and civic empowerment.

Why are we looking for connectors?
The connectors allow the international network to be connected to the local dimension, that is to say to the daily realities of the territories, thus situating global learning and generating new connections and synergies between global and local actors. Building a glocal network allows for two-way learning and a horizontal exchange of knowledge and experiences.

What are the benefits of a CIS connector?
First of all, it is important to clarify that this is an experiment and that in no way should the role of the connector be understood as a job, neither employee nor volunteer. We are proposing the possibility of generating a network of people who want to live first-hand the creation of a project that they can feel as their own and can replicate and enrich locally.
As we know that in any case it will be a question of putting in hours, the selected connectors will be able to count on an important return that is the possibility of participating for free in the next edition of the Civic Design course scheduled for October of this year.

How many people are selected?
At the moment we are thinking of selecting 12 people. We would like these people to be naturally distributed in different cities and countries.

What role/responsibility does a CIS connector have?
Promote and disseminate the focus, values and learning of the CIS network.
Create synergies between local actors: citizens, public, private and academic sectors.
Organize possible physical meetings in the territory.
Monthly update meetings.
Create possible contact sheets.
Monitoring and coordination of digital communication channels, to allow a smooth connection between the different agents (slack tool)

Selection process
The call is open until 17th August.
On August 24th we will publish a list of pre-selected candidates
From 24th August to 4th September we will conduct an individual interview with the shortlisted candidates.
On September 10th we will announce the 12 selected.

Connector Network

Send your application

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CivicMarathon #2

From Civic Innovation School we launched the second Civic Marathon, it will be a marathon of 15 days to discover and map people and projects focused on Civic Innovation: they can be people, groups, spaces, actions, strategies, projects and research.

Join us with the Civic Marathon!

Tell us about one or more Projects and People!

Fill the Form!

Two years ago we dared to launch the first Civic Marathon. It was a campaign to learn about new projects of Civic Innovation that ended with a live streaming that lasted more than 4 hours with participants from different countries in Europe and Latin America. In the streaming we were continuously changing the language depending on the person presenting your project.

Two years later we want to repeat this campaign again. It will also be the opportunity to present the Civic Innovation School, the next edition of the Civic Design course and the crowdfunding of the Civic Design Book.

We will close the campaign with a streaming session scheduled for Thursday 9th August at 6pm (GMT+2).

How can you participate?

The essence of this campaign is to know and map the people and projects that promote Civic Innovation, so the first thing you can do is to point out a person or a project of interest through this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfGXNJtWpLEUy4cqQganX7JulvgiaSYk5QBR5mOZit6grTeA/viewform

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Another thing you can do is to help spread the word about this campaign in your contacts and social networks. Here you will find a guide that can help you.

You can help spread the word about our online course on Civic Design.

You can also help spread the streaming that we will have at the end of the campaign by sharing the facebook event.

And above all you can help financially by supporting the crowdfunding we have activated to edit the book Civic Design Book and get a copy of the book.