At the current time, I do not have one community-based organization to which I am wed. However, upon watching the video about Food Justice being promulgated at Press Pass TV through the creation of community gardens, I became interested in their mission: http://presspasstv.dreamhosters.com/2011/10/27/grow-or-die/. I particularly had interest in this organization, because I have worked with adolescents for over a decade, and I want to support any cause which helps them cultivate their voice in a productive way. Furthermore, I think that the way PressPass TV is working, the demonstration of such voice could also allow adolescents to help create better dialogue with adults by communicating their needs and desires in way such that it will help them better engage with youth.
After the first half of the class, which was taken up by a course overview, a round of introductions, and a discussion of logistics, we created a collaborative drawing of ‘design:’
We did one round of drawing, then stopped to discuss what each person created, then did a second round based on adding elements we thought were missing.
Keywords from the first explanation stage: cooperative learning, conversation (+1), foundational support, creating object, hypodermic needle, extraction, inspiration, creative commons, dialoge, local community, disconnect, no time, synthesis, peer production, question/need, commons, organic process, inferences, conflict, pedagogy.
Keywords from the second stage: sabotage, big picture, vision, capital, perfect/good, different processes, phases, project evolution, consensus, space & time, typology, time +1, environmental resources, influence, community access, food, governance, constraints (law, social norms), emerging structure, structural forces & constraints.