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December 2019 Newsletter
More OpenHeritage Fall Goodness
Let’s keep up the good work this fall!
This past fall saw many of our partners and labs heading to Warsaw for the Informed Cities conference to learn and share the experience and knowledge in engaging with heritage communities, sites, and governance. The forum was hosted in multiple locations around the city and highlighted on going projects and community spaces in Warsaw such as Jazdow pictured below.
We have been jam packed with events, activities, and workshops that have enriched our work at OpenHeritage. One such event was Decidimfest. At the fest the participation geeks, public administrators, community organizations, and activists came together to share and learn from each other's insights from Decidim, its platform governance, and activism happening around it. Platoniq was there to share lessons and hacks learned while working on OpenHertiage. To read more about what happened and who was there:
Shaking up Decidim: Sunderland’s photo galleries
Starting off the season with speed and momentum in collaboration with the Sunderland, the first version of photo albums on Decidim was tested! Used to support events at Sunderland, we co-created an album making feature on Decidim.
Creating new tools for accessibility and Heritage with Trias
Over the past few months Platoniq and Trias have been working together to develop a framework for an online tool to make adaptive reuse of urban heritage more accessible by making workloads, finances, and manpower needs more comprehensible. The idea for the tool is to help collectives and communities take the first steps to get their project off the ground.
Engagement strategy Step 7: Collaborative Texting
Currently, as part of OpenHeritage’s Partner engagement strategy, partners selected through sortition will each contribute to a larger OpenHeritage participatory text. The participatory text connects to each of the partners individual values and ideas to create a whole document that reflects the spirit and ethos of Open Heritage. We're looking forward to seeing everyone's contribution!
Creating and OpenHeritage Glossary
Markus and Sandy, with our partner Humboldt University, have initiated a collaborative project to create an OpenHeritage Glossary. The glossary terms are linked to heritage and urban adaptive reuse. We can’t wait to see their next steps as we co-create shareable and accessible tools and references within OpenHeritage for our larger urban heritage communities.
Work Package 3 Assembly
Are you working on Work Package 3? Join a discussion on our Meta Decidim to collaborate on ideas and relevant topics that need to addressed within the project. In this space the main ‘axes’ of discussion are ‘community involvement and multi-stakeholder governance; resource integration for financial and economic sustainability and territorial, regional integration’. See you there!
Have you checked out our ‘Demo’ Processes?
More than just creating a help section with how to’s over at Platoniq, we also thought it would be a good idea to create a series of ‘Demo’ processes. These demo processes illustrate existing processes on other platforms within the wider Decidim community. We began to create these demos as a means to demonstrate a few prototypes for what a process could look like and how it could work.
To see what we’re talking about check out the links below!