The 3-day Collaboration Incubator workshops are at the heart of the otherwise self-managed and commons oriented program. The workshops are planned to happen twice a year and ongoing both in Berlin and San Francisco area. Size is currently limited to 10-12 participants.
We are seeking to gather people who support visionary movements, organizations or ideas; in oder to learn, practice, network and co-create. Participation in more than one 3-day event and a collaboration beyond is welcome and possible but not expected.
Our coming dates are:
Berlin May 3-5, 2019 Oakland June 7-9 2019
Berlin November 1-3, 2018 Oakland November 22-24, 2018
Application period ends 5-6 weeks prior to each event. Co-responsible participation with reservation, early applications preferred. Scroll down for application form.
VENUE OAKLAND, USA
Dream Farm Commons provides us with their project space in downtown Oakland.
349 15th Street at Webster, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
VENUE BERLIN, GERMANY
Co-Creation Loft provides us with their home right in the heart of Kreuz-Kölln.
Schinkestraße 9, 12047, Berlin, Germany
We welcome all people dedicated to work around transformation, like forms of activism, facilitation and healing. Participants need to be interested in engaging in our participative and experiential format. Be aware that we can not guarantee certain outcomes, yet we guarantee a curated group experience.
We particularly celebrate diversity, and do expect a respective attitude towards everyone who seems to be different. Diverse opinions on politics, religion, and other matters are welcome as long as they respect human dignity. To help assemble a diverse group, we are running an application process.
We offer different payment options as sliding scale in the spirit of inviting diversity of backgrounds as well as financial and non-financial contributions.
If our funding options make this program inaccessible for you, please indicate this in your application and we try to find a solution together.
|BERLIN||Per Session Fee||Expenses||Total Costs|
|Financial-Responsibility*||up to 590 €||210 €||800 €|
|Organizational-Responsibility*||up to 36hrs||210 €||tbd€+210€|
|OAKLAND||Per Session Fee||Expenses||Total Costs|
|Financial-Responsibility*||up to 640 $||280 $||920 $|
|Organizational-Responsibility*||up to 36hrs||280 $||tbd$+280$|
Expenses include costs for venue, materials, support of travel costs of organizers etc. and organic vegetarian meals: 2 x breakfast, 2x lunch, tea-breaks and and additional snacks, 1x dinner. 1x dinner costs are NOT included.
Excluded are your travel costs and accommodation. We are happy to help you finding an appropriate place to stay. Costs include 19% VAT in Germany.
The Collaboration Incubator is so far a self-funded grass-roots project, with an exception of a USD 1,000 grant from TRCC in 2018 for documentation. Being self-funded gives us the chance to act free form constraints of funding criteria of 3rd parties. On the other hand it requires a high level of co-responsibility from everyone participating.
We are open to people who like to become – or already are – deeper involved in the development, organizing, documenting and community building of the Collaboration Incubator, to share more organizational responsibility and pay less. Organizational co-responsibility is about taking ownership for the flourishing of our program and community now and in future. This means to self-organize to be active in the months and weeks before and after the workshops.
People choosing financial responsiblity are very much welcome to be active too. We intent to act more in the spirt of gift economy than work-exchange. It is possible to take a middle path between financial and organizational responsibility. Consider fees and hours as sliding scale.
We are open to make finances, organizational structure, legal ownership, etc. transparent and are happy to evolve all this over time and together. We are also looking for funding partners to enable participation for less financially advantaged people, invest into community support projects and to support livelihood of those standing behind this with many hours, liability and other commitments, but we are not there yet. We are happy to answer more questions about all of this in during the on-boarding process or via email contact below.