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Category
Writing
Date
30.07.2022
Length
4 minute read

Notes from July

Exploring the ecologies of commoning, documenting crimes of solidarity and researching how to use digital platforms to amplify community stories.
Category
Writing
Date
27.07.2022
Length
3 minute read

My experience as an apprentice at Common Knowledge

A report of my apprenticeship so far
Category
Writing
Date
29.06.2022
Length
4 minute read

Notes from June

This month we kicked off two exciting new projects, launched a new website for the Left Book Club, continued building distributed, resilient archive software in collaboration with The New Design Congress and spoke at the Weizenbaum Conference in Berlin.
Category
Writing
Date
22.12.2021
Length
8 minute read

2021 in review

Reflecting on the past year
Category
Writing
Date
21.12.2021
Length
2 minute read

Introducing: Groundwork

An integrated and opinionated collection of Django applications and Javascript components that helps you build software for organising and campaigning.
Category
Writing
Date
24.11.2021
Length
4 minute read

What tools should I use?

Why we're establishing a new guide to digital tools for organising.
Category
Writing
Date
19.11.2021
Length
1 minute read

Common tools

We're working on a project to generalise and share effective tools and best practices for digital organising.
Category
Writing
Date
05.10.2021
Length
4 minute read

Moving to a four-day week

It's the future!
Category
Writing
Date
13.09.2021
Length
7 minute read

Exploring digital strategies for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation

What does a social change organisation look like online? We recently worked with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to explore this question through research and rapid prototyping.
Category
Writing
Date
16.04.2021
Length
5 minute read

Improving Teamwork And Tools: Our Shared Inbox

We used a Manual of Me workshop to think about how collaborating better
Category
Writing
Date
12.04.2021
Length
10 minute read

What we learned from a design sprint with Cooperation Town (part three)

Sketching, storyboarding, prototyping and testing our ideas
Category
Writing
Date
01.04.2021
Length
7 minute read

Automations for Activists: Escape Zapier, Try n8n

Organisers need automations, but relying on Zapier can be dangerous for your organisation. Here’s an alternative.
Category
Writing
Date
22.03.2021
Length
7 minute read

Cooperation Town design sprint (part two)

Exploring the challenge, identifying our collective goal and surfacing questions
Category
Writing
Date
15.03.2021
Length
4 minute read

Cooperation Town design sprint (part one)

Laying the foundations for a design sprint, in collaboration with a self-organising network of food co-ops
Category
Writing
Date
11.03.2021
Length
2 minute read

Digital tools for workplace organising

Tools to help workforces build up a picture of working conditions to transform these conditions and build power
Category
Writing
Date
29.01.2021
Length
3 minute read

Month Notes: January

New launches, reusable products for organising and community-led design
Category
Writing
Date
18.01.2021
Length
6 minute read

Looking back on 2020

A review of who we collaborated with and what we got up to
Category
Writing
Date
17.12.2020
Length
4 minute read

Running a non-hierarchical organisation

Sociocracy and Scrum, two methods for organising in a collaborative and horizontal way
Category
Writing
Date
09.12.2020
Length
5 minute read

Sprint Notes 1

Air quality monitoring, peacebuilding, community organising
Category
Writing
Date
06.11.2020
Length
4 minute read

Talking In Rounds In Meetings

Talking in rounds is a great way to run a meeting. Why not try it?
Category
Writing
Date
26.10.2020
Length
3 minute read

Starting Meetings Well With A Check In

Starting meetings with a check in can be really helpful. Here's how.
Category
Writing
Date
30.09.2020
Length
3 minute read

Month Notes: September

Amplifying grassroots voices and setting collective intentions
Category
Writing
Date
25.07.2020
Length
1 minute read

Weeknotes 30

Claim the Future and The World Transformed
Category
Writing
Date
10.07.2020
Length
5 minute read

Month Notes: June

What we got up to in June.
Category
Writing
Date
19.06.2020
Length
6 minute read

Labour Together 2019 General Election Review

The Labour Together review is launched! Our contribution to it and reflections on it.
Category
Writing
Date
26.04.2020
Length
3 minute read

Month Notes: May

Some recent launches and our user research for United Voices of the World
Category
Writing
Date
26.04.2020
Length
2 minute read

Weeknotes 14

A few weeks rolled into one
Category
Writing
Date
06.04.2020
Length
6 minute read

Weeknotes 13

Including our organising safely online for mutual aid stream
Category
Writing
Date
17.03.2020
Length
6 minute read

Organising Online - Thinking About Chat

Making the shift to organising online in the light of COVID-19
Category
Writing
Date
16.03.2020
Length
4 minute read

Weeknotes 12

Collective responses to COVID-19 and some thoughts on working remotely
Category
Writing
Date
10.03.2020
Length
2 minute read

Weeknotes 11

Wrapping up Labour Together and going on a podcast
Category
Writing
Date
03.03.2020
Length
2 minute read

Weeknotes 10

Thinking beyond precarity and exploring Fortnite
Category
Writing
Date
17.02.2020
Length
2 minute read

Weeknotes 9

Relational organising, Swedish style
Category
Writing
Date
14.02.2020
Length
1 minute read

Oops! Something went wrong.

Two articles on the Iowa app debacle for The Guardian and Jacobin
Category
Writing
Date
10.02.2020
Length
4 minute read

Weeknotes 8

Labour Together, Left Book Club and our take on the failure of digital technology during the Iowa caucus
Category
Writing
Date
09.02.2020
Length
1 minute read

Organising after the General Election: The Role of Political Education

Our talk for the Left Book Club
Category
Writing
Date
31.01.2020
Length
3 minute read

Spaces for activists

We just launched a simple tool to help organisers to find and book spaces.
Category
Writing
Date
24.01.2020
Length
3 minute read

Weeknotes 7

Supporting autonomous reading group organising, food solidarity networks and networking across CoTech
Category
Writing
Date
17.01.2020
Length
2 minute read

Weeknotes  6

Setting objectives for the quarter, and how we used Django in the 2019 General Election campaign
Category
Writing
Date
23.12.2019
Length
2 minute read

General Election Review

We are pleased to be part of the team of commissioners for Labour Together’s General Election Review.
Category
Writing
Date
22.11.2019
Length
1 minute read

Weeknotes 5

Collaborating with Generation Rent
Category
Writing
Date
15.11.2019
Length
4 minute read

Weeknotes 4

Workers' inquiries and activist self-care
Category
Writing
Date
14.11.2019
Length
3 minute read

Avoiding burnout as an activist

On the importance of doing deep and dense work, rather than getting caught up in short-term, urgency thinking.
Category
Writing
Date
08.11.2019
Length
2 minute read

Weeknotes 3

Internal rhythms, consultancy work and building networks of mutual aid
Category
Writing
Date
01.11.2019
Length
6 minute read

Weeknotes 2

Finding spaces for activism, supporting striking workers, and our approach to tricky problems
Category
Writing
Date
30.10.2019
Length
4 minute read

Notes from MozFest 2019

Reflecting on how to break big tech open, build a feminist Internet and collectively model threats to open projects.
Category
Writing
Date
18.10.2019
Length
5 minute read

Weeknotes  1

Establishing a shared vision, collective intelligence and our first week at Space4
Category
Writing
Date
21.09.2019
Length
4 minute read

Making Technology Work For Your Campaigns

Our workshop for The World Transformed

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