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In time management, timeboxing allocates a fixed time period, called a time box, to each planned activity. Several project management approaches use timeboxing. It is also used for individual use to address personal tasks in a smaller time frame. It often involves having deliverables and deadlines, which will improve the . . . Read more

Dragon Dreaming

Dragon Dreaming is a training methodology based upon the principles of personal and group empowerment. Drawing upon the insights and experience of Living Systems Theory, Deep Ecology, Transpersonal Psychology, group dynamics, and organizational development, and from indigenous Third and Fourth World cultures and applying them to government agencies, business enterprises, . . . Read more


The Form storm is a way to boost reciprocal project development and barnraising around initiatives coming out of the community: both individual projects and ones that come out of collaborations between two or more community members. Funding application processes can be a powerful motivator for helping us get many more . . . Read more


SmartNomination is a positive and creative version of neck nomination, an online drinking game.The original parameters of the game require the participant to film themselves drinking a pint of an alcoholic beverage, usually beer, in one gulp and upload the footage to the web (usually Facebook). The participant then nominates . . . Read more

Couter-Mapping Party

Counter-mapping refers to efforts to map “against dominant power structures, to further seemingly progressive goals”. Mapping parties are efforts to map together in a convivial event. The term Counter-mapping was coined by Nancy Peluso in 1995 to describe the commissioning of maps by forest users in Kalimantan, Indonesia, as a . . . Read more


Mutirão: This is originally a Tupi term used in Brazil to describe collective mobilizations based on non-remunerated mutual help. Wikipedia’s Brazilian Portuguese definition for mutirão is very telling: “An expression originally used in field work for the civil construction of community houses where everyone is a beneficiary and offers mutual help through a rotating, non-hierarchical . . . Read more


Tequio is a very popular type of work for collective benefit in the Zapotec culture. Community members contribute materials or labor to carry out construction work for the community. This could take the form of a school, a well, or a road. An individual can never be the sole beneficiary . . . Read more


Sprint means “a short race at top speed”, and in open source universe it refers to a collective programming methodology that occurs during a short period of time. This methodology is frequently used in the Python community (an open source programming language) and has been adapted to collective book writing, . . . Read more

Urbz 48h non-stop workshop

Some neighborhoods are around the clock non-stop, phenomena. Playing or working residents and “users” have no time to lose. 48h non-stop workshops harness this restless, perpetually-in-motion energy, where people become willing to dive in a creative exercise with full intensity, in a context where they would otherwise be unable to . . . Read more


people getting together in the same place to translate collaboratively documents (usually from english to native language) in relatively short but intense time