As a totally inclusive organisation they do not have specified roles in the organisation and acknowledge that all members can all widely contribute to whatever they want to achieve.
In 2016, Outlandish helped found Co-operative Technologists, or CoTech for short. This is a network of UK-based digital co-ops who are actively practising the seven co-operative principles - specifically numbers five and six. This means that education and information is shared among the network in order to develop effectively, as well as inform people who are not currently working with co-ops about the benefits of doing so. Essentially all the co-ops that make up CoTech have a very similar aim which roughly falls on making the world a better place through digital tools, so this collaboration only makes sense.
Kayleigh Walsh will be joining us from Outlandish and be talking through CoTech as an example of what collaboration and cooperation can achieve.
Why I'm Losing Control
This version of control that so many of us are used to is overrated and not good for us but exploring a different alternative can sometimes seem risky or unattainable if an individual tries to do it alone. Pooling knowledge and resources is a huge part of supporting a social movement.
What I'm bringing to the party
A positive outlook and an insight into some of the challenges around self organisation.
What I want to leave with
An understanding of how other people are approaching change, and hopefully a bunch of fresh faces to share the experience with.