I’ve visited 100’s of factories over the years, as part of previous jobs, and in my leisure time (ask my wife). Sometimes I’ve been accused of getting a bit over enthusiastic. I love seeing things being made. However, I’ve never been so greatly affected at an emotional level as I was when I visited GUREAK […]
Social Movements, The Slime of Bureaucracy and SHEDS!!!!
My Kafka T-Shirt – worn to important meetings (under a shirt – obviously!) “Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy”. There is a point to the Franz Kafka quote, which will be explained later. In the meanwhile I’ll stop being pseudo intellectual and resume normal service…. Last week I was […]
Is annoying your service users a good way to build community action?
Deliberately setting out to upset and annoy people isn’t an approach I’d routinely recommend, but please stick with me. Here are three things to think about, and how they might be combined to help to build better communities that can deliver the services they require: Doing something wrong, and then putting it right, builds stronger […]