The past few months I have been very involved in a project in the city of Beverwijk called ‘Broedmachine‘. Literally Broedmachine means ‘Incubator’, in English people call it a makerspace, start-up hub or artist community. Broedplaats might be a very Dutch concept.
I help the volunteers in this place organize. Broedmachine exists of 100% volunteers, it is a 2600 m2 building, managed, run and built completely by volunteers. The sense of community behind this project is very strong, so there are tons of opportunities for me to mess up. The people who participate in this project have a very high intrinsic motivation to make this project a success. Together we work to become a self-sufficient and professional organization. To accomplish this I stand on the shoulders of giants such as Frederic Laloux, Martijn Aslander, Erwin Witteveen, Rutger Bregman and Otto Schämer.
I just got my certificate as a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory! I am so excited to use this instrument to help people to bridge any kind of differences. I discovered I am an Intercultural skills geek.
I hosted an Open Space for a regional political party, as a kick-off meeting for their new political campaign. Through Open Space they got to discuss all kinds of topics that are important to them, without letting one person take over the meeting. Everyone got to speak, everyone got to contribute, and the result is an overview of important topics for the next regional political campaign that they can now expand on.