[OSList] Open Spaces research

Jeff Aitken via OSList oslist at lists.openspacetech.org
Thu Nov 13 22:20:55 PST 2014


I'm also now involved in a conversation about academic programs
teaching and being designed along the lines of participatory
methodologies. It's happening in the Facebook group of the Art of
Hosting, which is a worldwide learning community using participatory
practices and methodologies including Open Space and allied work. It's
an introductory conversation but may interest you and anyone else on
the OSLIST. I'm happy to talk offline as well.


On 11/13/14, Jeff Aitken <r.jeff.aitken at gmail.com> wrote:
> Greetings Bryan.
> There are some collected resources on OST research papers on the Open
> Space World website. At least those that were found a few years ago.
> http://www.openspaceworld.org/cgi/wiki.cgi?ResearchActivities
> I see on your website your work with the Society for the Anthropology
> of Consciousness. Dr. Jurgen Kremer chaired my humanities dissertation
> on OST which is listed above. It was not the most rigorous empirical
> inquiry, but an Organic Inquiry wide ranging around indigenous
> worldviews and the roots and practice of OST. I'd welcome a
> conversation.
> Jeff Aitken
> Lagunitas, California
> On 11/13/14, Bryan Rill via OSList <oslist at lists.openspacetech.org> wrote:
>> Dear Harrison and other Open Spacers,
>> I would like introduce myself and make a request regarding research into
>> the
>> efficacy of Open Spaces.
>> My name is Bryan, and I recently founded the Co-Creation Institute at the
>> Hong Kong Polytechnic University. CCI, as we call it here, is a space to
>> facilitate personal and organizational transformation, with a strong base
>> in
>> presence and reflective dialogue. Our objective is to create new cultures
>> of
>> innovation that combine interactive environments with co-creative
>> facilitation. I invite you to explore our program, but more importantly I
>> would like to know more about existing research. Co-Creation and presence
>> training will benefit from empirical research, and I am now looking for
>> related research projects to inspect the methodology, issues raised, and
>> future directions that we may push.
>> Open Spaces integrates many of the principles that we draw inspiration
>> from,
>> and I am planning on implementing it as a framework within CCI. While I
>> have
>> read many discussions and the text on Open spaces, I would like to find
>> out
>> more about how others have conducted research. If anyone has such
>> information, please contact me any time. Our program would benefit from
>> your
>> experience.
>> Kindest Regards,
>> Bryan Rill, PhD
>> Director, Co-Creation Institute
>> Hong Kong Polytechnic University
>> School of Design
>> brrill at polyu.edu.hk
>> www.co-creationinstitute.com

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