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When? 8-10 PM on 22 March 2016 
Where? Attic in Spring House, De Ruijterkade 128, Amsterdam 
What? Fireside chat with drinks

For this fireside chat we have invited author Adam Greenfield to Spring House to talk about what he sees as “a curious lack of interchange and knowledge sharing” between, on the one hand, people working on participatory technical frameworks (open-source construction, DIY mesh networking) and people working on the parallel political projects (participatory budgeting, community land trusts, local cooperatives). Are technological innovation, social innovation and political movements actually diverging activities, or is there more common ground than the eye can meet? Adam opens the discussion while Marlieke Kieboom (researcher, Kennisland) gives an initial response.

To prepare we suggest to read about Adam Greenfield’s work, check his thoughts on social innovation in his blog ‘On the ahistoricity of social innovation’ and read Marlieke Kieboom’s response ‘Make social innovation intentionally unsexy and more political’.

The evening is hosted by Paul Keller, director and advisor copyright policy at Kennisland.

Places are limited to max. 20 persons / upon invitation only.