[P2P-F] Fwd: New WG is formed: Reporting back from the first meeting of the Peer Producing FLOS and Commons University WG

Örsan Şenalp orsan1234 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 8 21:44:25 CET 2015

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From: Örsan Şenalp <orsan1234 at gmail.com>
Date: 8 March 2015 at 21:21
Subject: New WG is formed: Reporting back from the first meeting of the Peer Producing FLOS and Commons University WG
To: Nieuwe Universiteit <nieuwuni at gmail.com>, "rethink-uva at list.uva.nl" <rethink-uva at list.uva.nl>

Contact person: Orsan Senalp (networg.nl)
Email: networg at networg.nl

To design and implement ‘the new university’ in a way it is grounded
and working at the #Maagdenuis and p2p networked to outside world,
now. It’s form, content / curriculum, and governance will be peer
produced, as in some of the free/libre and open source projects, where
people can produce, shared, and disseminate knowledge as a commons, by
each participants. What we have in mind is to construct an working
‘emancipatory’ model, where students and academic workers, of UvA and
in general, empowers each other and delivers emancipatory knowledge
for the use of broader society. Such model needs to be thought in
binary opposition to the current ‘disciplinary’ model that is designed
to maintain the status-quo that favours the rich, powerful, greedy,
a-social, destructive, and boring ruling classes. Therefore one
criteria for the new networked university we have, is the emancipatory
empowerment of all the participating nodes.

Report from the first meeting:

* We initially decided to hold 3 regular meetings per week (every
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday), at the same time (14:00) and same
place (@Cafeteria / in case it is too noisy @Cinema in the Room 223),
to work further on and put the ideas in practise.

* Some of us will be attending in the earliest GA to report back
updates -either on the same evening or the next day. In any case will
send reports and updates to the email(lists)

* Before Wednesday 11 March, we will prepare and secure online and
physical space and infrastructure to communicate the program as we
build it (including the course flow, initiator's contact info,
location, time so on), and to deliver the classes. The infrastructure
will be composed of an online pad (titanpad), physical large board,
somewhere visible at the maagdenhuis (fixed location), in the physical
class we will have a projector, computer, sound system, papers and
pens, etc. online attending to the class will be possible.

* Who ever like to initiate or take place in the classes would send
email to the WG, add info in the board or pad, or join in the WG
meetings to make a proposal. Classes and the program will be noticed
at the GA as updates. Initiators are obliged to meet the criteria by
letting us know how and why their course / class / skill share..etc.
initiative is emancipatory.

* We would seek to work closely with media, program and networking
groups of the DNU and Re-Think UvA.

* Another initial idea is to think further on the idea of embedding
such knowledge liberation practise into a broader cooperative and
solidarity economy frame-network

* Next meeting: 9 Monday, 14:00, @Cafeteria, #Maagdenhuis, Spui 21, Amsterdam

WG online spaces:

WG-Central Pad: https://titanpad.com/PeerProducingFLOSandCommonsUniversityWG
Program/Board: … in progress
Minutes / Decisions: … in progress

Loomio Group: https://www.loomio.org/g/R3eZtGlm/p2p-flos-commons-university-wg-dnu-re-think-uva
E-list: … in progress

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