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SMart Community Day with Michel Bauwens


SMart Community Day with Michel Bauwens

Dear SMart-members and friends,

We’re very happy to invite you to our fourth Community Event!

Besides the administrative services of the cooperative, many members are becoming increasingly interested in the SMart-Community. We’re very glad to see that the wish to connect and exchange inside the cooperative is so strong.

The next community-meeting is on Thursday, March 22 and will feature workshops, talks, drinks and networking. You and your friends are all warmly invited to join us.

Scheduled program:

10.30am - 11:30am: How to work SMart - Infosession in English - hear about SMart's services and its functioning.

3pm - 6pm: Join the workshop Platform Coops Berlin: building structured support organised at and by our great partners Supermarkt and Comit Berlin/Paris.

## Back at Mehringdamm 61, 1st courtyard:

6pm - 6.15pm: Welcome Drink

6.15 pm - 7pm: Interactive talk by our member Peter Esser (in German!) - Reden können sie alle? Wieso Verhandlungen scheitern, Konflikte eskalieren und was wir dafür tun können, erfolgreicher zu kommunizieren.

7pm - 8.15pm: "Doing well by doing good, is it really possible? and how?" by Michel Bauwens, peer-to-peer theorist, writer, researcher and founder of the P2P Foundation. The assumption for the last 300 years has been that if we all work for ourselves, the surplus will benefit society as a whole. Yet we have reached a stage in which environmental damage leads to dangerous climate disruption and increasing inequality may cause a wave of authoritarian governments on the European continent. We can no longer externalize ecological damage nor fail to recognize many positive contributions to the creation of common wealth. But, is it possible to produce in such a way that we do not endanger the planet, yet keep the essential services of modern civilization going ? Is it possible to distribute the fruits of labor without moving towards a stifling collectivism ? The good news is that millions of people are experimenting with solutions that, together, point the way to a new 'commons-centric' societal model. The DNA of entredonneurial economic models is slowly emerging and exists at the micro-scale of transitioning individuals and communities. The talk will be followed by a discussion round moderated by SMart member Giorgos Anadiotis.

8.15pm - 8.30pm: Update on SMartDe's current development, its partnerships and its plans for the future.

8.30pm -- open stage for SMart members. Would you like to present yourself to the other members? Are you looking for partners for your project or would you simply like to share an idea? Book your 5 minutes by sending a mail to members | smart-de ! org!
#1 Natty Holmes presenting DangerousTech Berlin
#2 you?

After that there will be snacks by SPICY ROOM, music, beer and plenty of time to chat and network.

As a cooperative, SMart allows freelancers to develop their economic and professional activity autonomously while benefiting from administrative support, expert consultation and networking, up to gaining access to employee-style social security.

Based on the principle of shared economy and solidarity, SMart fosters a new type of working and collaborating. It is part of a European network that aims to improve the working conditions of freelancers.

Also check out other Nonprofit Events in Berlin, Workshops in Berlin, Arts Events in Berlin.

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