Patterns for Decentralised Organising

Patterns for Decentralised Organising
22. August 2017 17:30
22. August 2017 21:00
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(+49) 30-609 875 905
Supermarkt, Mehringplatz 9, 10969 Berlin
12.Juli 2017


Patterns for Decentralised Organising

The facilitators of this workshop have been supporting non-hierarchical organisations for more than five years, starting with the Occupy Movement in 2011, then co-founding Loomio (a worker co-op building software for collective decision-making) and Enspiral (a network of 250 tech activists experimenting with radical organizational forms).

We’re currently touring Korea, USA, Europe, and South America, meeting with all kinds of entrepreneurs, activists, coaches and organizers who are trying to work with less hierarchy and more collaboration: people in democratic workplaces, intentional communities, startups, collectives, and NGOs.

In our journey we’ve discovered that every group faces common challenges when they try to work non-hierarchically. In this workshop we’ll share 8 collaboration patterns that have been proven to help groups overcome these common failure points, from group culture, to technology, decision-making and flattening power imbalances.

Most importantly, we don’t just tell people about participatory organizing, we practice it together, co-creating the workshop and learning by experience. You can bring your real challenges that you are facing in your team, organisation, or collective and we’ll work together to design solutions you can try immediately.

“Through these patterns I could see how my past adventures with non-hierarchical groups had fallen apart. It gave me new ideas to bring back to my own fledgling cooperative. I imagine that everyone in the room was experiencing a similar revelation; the uncovering of something known but also unnamed, the implicit patterns that are present in every group of humans, which so often are never identified, seemed here to be explicit, finally.” — Drew Hornbein,

To maximise accessibility, we have a sliding scale of ticket prices. If you can’t afford a discounted ticket, but you really want to be there, send us an email at We have a few scholarships available.

Spaces are limited.

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♥ Thanks to SuperMarkt Berlin ♥

This event is possible thanks to the generous support of SuperMarkt Berlin: a platform for digital culture, alternative economies and new forms of work.


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