Living Out Our Imagination


M.C. Escher "Reptiles" "Reality is for people that lack imagination" Hayao Miyazaki  I often say the world has an imagination problem. A problem dreaming of the possibilities life has to offer us and the world in which we live. If our livelihood is currently built on the oppression or misfortune of others and [...]

Living Out Our Imagination2017-11-16T14:45:11-05:00

Webinar: “Self Organized Leadership in Networks”


The pairing of networks and movements is transformative, representing a new kind of leadership, visibilizing of power and privilege, and being capable of addressing natural disasters at a large scale. What follows are my reflections from: Leadership Learning Community’s webinar called “Self Organized Leadership in Networks,” by June Holley (Network Weaver) and Tammy Shapiro (Movement [...]

Webinar: “Self Organized Leadership in Networks”2017-11-16T14:45:11-05:00

#BlackLivesMatter+Movement Net Lab: How We Got Here


Allen Kwabena Frimpong: For nearly a decade, I’ve organized within institutions and in communities internationally. Eventually, I would become a part of Black Lives Matter NYC through my involvement in planning the Black Lives Matter ride to Ferguson in August 2014. I met Arielle Newton at a small gathering of Black organizers hosted by Thenjiwe [...]

#BlackLivesMatter+Movement Net Lab: How We Got Here2017-11-16T14:45:11-05:00

Movement Netlab: The Beginning


One basic premise of Movement Netlab is that we can accomplish great things when we organize ourselves into groups, or clusters, based around what we are most passionate about.  Sometimes these clusters last for years. Sometimes only for months.  But we learn something with every experiment, and this knowledge then gets shared with the larger [...]

Movement Netlab: The Beginning2017-11-16T14:45:11-05:00

Welcome to the Post Political-Party Era


By Bernardo Guitierrez Madrid, Barcelona and other major Spanish cities are now governed by independent citizen fronts called “confluences.” Ahora Madrid, Barcelona en Comú, Zaragoza en Común and La Marea Atlántica (A Coruña) are confluences weaved together by the M15-Indignados social ecosystem. Other political parties, like Podemos and Equo, have joined these confluences while leaving political [...]

Welcome to the Post Political-Party Era2017-11-16T14:45:11-05:00

New Platform Statement


We are experiencing movement moments that are having more and more impact, and happening with increasing frequency and we need the tools to match our creativity and ingenuity. We will be more effective if our virtual communication platforms mirror the way we organize ourselves in person.  These virtual spaces allow us to continue to connect [...]

New Platform Statement2017-11-16T14:45:11-05:00

What are Networked Social Movements?


Tahrir Square. 15M. Occupy Wall St. Gezi Park. Occupy Sandy. BlackLivesMatter NYC. <img class="aligncenter wp-image-11377 size-full" src="http://movementnetlab go to" alt="Network_Proposal_Banner_" width="859" height="189" srcset=" 859w, 300w" sizes="(max-width: 859px) 100vw, 859px" /> Across the world we are seeing the dramatic emergence of powerful, mass social movements that defy traditional explanations and organizing theories. Dismissed by [...]

What are Networked Social Movements?2017-11-16T14:45:11-05:00