Despite our best efforts to find a common time when everyone was available, we weren’t able to meet as of the time this blog post is being written. As such, our team has been utilizing several googledocs as well as online chatting to discuss our MOU. In our discussions about decision making in particular, Peter proposed using the framework proposed by Seeds for Change, which ties in collaborative and participatory aspects, values that Urbano strives to promote as an organization.
Our MOU can be found here!
A student from the Zumix team in Codesign studio participates in a values-driven brainstorm workshop.
This week all the student teams visited their community partners. We spent the first half of class sharing updates and providing feedback about the four collaborative project: Zumix, the Urbano Project, REV/ The Brazilian Immigrants Center (BIC), and City Life / Vida Urbana.
- The Zumix team is designing a brainstorm session for their project with young DJs in East Boston.
- The Urbano Project team will continue to discuss how they can extend the organization’s theme “Emancipated City” to a larger audience in Boston through an interactive medium.
- The REV/BIC team is building a phone system using VOIP Drupal that will explain domestic worker rights to those who call into the platform.
- The City Life / Vida Urbana team aims to overturn the dominant narrative that states the foreclosure crisis is over, and demonstrate that people are still losing their homes.
We wanted everyone in our group to contribute to this week’s blog post. Therefore, we created a Google Doc where we could add content or edit it. You can click here to view it.