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Microsolidarity
Microsolidarity
Mutual aid communities for personal development, in good company, for social benefit.
Mutual aid communities for personal development, in good company, for social benefit.
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In late 2018, Richard D. Bartlett published a proposal to start a “microsolidarity” group — a small mutual aid community for people to do a kind of personal development, in good company, for social benefit.

Since then, an open research network has been gradually self-organising around this concept and these practices.

This website is the central hub to collect resources for the co-development of multiple such communities. Read through the articles to understand the project. You’ll find methods for cultivating Crews for peer-to-peer support in tiny groups.

The fifth Microsolidarity Practice Program is happening in September 2020, register here if you would like to join the next practice group.

You can check out some recorded conversations on this YouTube playlist or this podcast feed and be sure to join the Loomio group if you want to connect with other practitioners. Join Rich’s newsletter for occasional updates on this project.

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Richard Bartlett
Entrepreneur | Writer | Decentralized Organizations | Self-Management | Bottom-up Politics
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From the About section on LeanPub:

Richard Bartlett is one of the co-founders of Loomio, an open-source software tool for collaborative decision-making. He’s also a Catalyst at Enspiral: a network of self-organising companies who have been working without bosses since 2010. Most recently he co-founded The Hum, a small consulting company to share practical guidance for decentralised organisations.

He’s passionate about co-ownership, self-management, collaborative governance, and other ways of sneaking anarchism into respectable places.

He is the author of the (work-in-progress) book Patterns for Decentralised Organising

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Last 50 posts on own channels (YouTube, Podcast, Medium or Website/Blog):

Summer Camp Hosting Crew About Why They’re Excited About EU Summer Camp 2024
Published on: 10 Jul 24 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

TPOT State Of The Network, June 2024
Published on: 28 Jun 24 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Lessons from 3 Years Running A Local Community Space – Jesse Evers & Richard D. Bartlett
Published on: 26 Jun 24 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Relational Reciprocity
Published on: 18 Jun 24 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Meditation and then what? Talking to Caleb of Community Village about community building
Published on: 24 May 24 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Jason Sears shares about VillageCo
Published on: 17 May 24 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Financing a Community House – Richard D. Bartlett w/ Gillian Morris
Published on: 29 Apr 24 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Crewing: Intentionality & (Self-)Awareness
Published on: 4 Apr 24 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Organizing Limicon 2024
Published on: 27 Feb 24 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Winter Gathering Reflections with Sarah Pelham
Published on: 20 Feb 24 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Microsolidarity Network Retreat 2024 Debrief
Published on: 13 Feb 24 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Dreaming into the future of the Network
Published on: 2 Feb 24 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Roles, Responsibility & Risk in Collective Endeavours
Published on: 9 Dec 23 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Berlin Microsolidarity Project – Nicki Endres & Richard D. Bartlett
Published on: 20 Oct 23 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

MOSS Part 1 – Fall 2023
Published on: 19 Oct 23 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Crewing with Young Families, Homeschoolers, and Elders – Josh & Amy
Published on: 19 Oct 23 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Gathering Weekly & Moving Slowly – Josh & Amy
Published on: 11 Oct 23 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Latent pools of belonging and how to activate them
Published on: 4 Oct 23 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Ambivalent Leadership – Richard D. Bartlett & Johnson Hsieh
Published on: 1 Sep 23 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Summer Camps 2023 Reflections & Network Retro
Published on: 4 Aug 23 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Troika Consulting Takeaways
Published on: 6 Jul 23 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

VibeCamp 2 Debrief w/ Brooke
Published on: 23 Jun 23 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Community Village, the Berlin Microsolidarity Project & the Microsolidarity Research Crew
Published on: 1 Jun 23 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Budgeting for Event Organisers
Published on: 5 May 23 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Understanding Change + a Micro-Insurance Scheme Proposal
Published on: 4 May 23 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

4. Leadership & Engagement – Microsolidarity Practice Program
Published on: 21 Apr 23 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

3. Congregations – Microsolidarity Practice Program
Published on: 21 Apr 23 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

1. Introducing Core Concepts – Microsolidarity Practice Program
Published on: 21 Apr 23 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

2. Crewing – Microsolidarity Practice Program
Published on: 21 Apr 23 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Companionship and Support for Being with the Trouble
Published on: 6 Apr 23 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Solving Loneliness as a Nomad – Johnson Hsieh & James Baker
Published on: 13 Mar 23 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Microsolidarity Summer Camp!?
Published on: 3 Mar 23 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

RatPark & the Alternative-Novel Network-Enterprise
Published on: 7 Feb 23 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Learnings from Hosting “Embodying Collective Transformation” with Karl Steyaert
Published on: 12 Jan 23 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Morgan & Rich reflecting on the Denver 2022 gathering
Published on: 9 Jan 23 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Debriefing after a climate activist gathering w/ Jonas Gröner
Published on: 9 Jan 23 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

BridgeSpace Commons PDX & Microsolidarity
Published on: 6 Jan 23 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Reflecting on our Denver Microsolidarity Gathering in October 2022
Published on: 17 Nov 22 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Neighborhood Organising in Pennsylvania – Seth Bush & Richard D. Bartlett
Published on: 17 Oct 22 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Introducing 7 communities from the Microsolidarity Network
Published on: 2 Sep 22 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Kaicamp Debrief
Published on: 30 Jul 22 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Twitter is for Making Friends – Catalyzbon Event Debrief – Silvia Bastos
Published on: 20 Jul 22 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

a roadmap for high-trust communities
Published on: 27 Jun 22 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Weaving Social Fabric with Climate Justice Activists
Published on: 13 Jun 22 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

What We Learned From the 1st Gathering of Microsolidarity Practitioners
Published on: 9 Jun 22 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Nuanu – designing the constitution for a huge community project in Bali
Published on: 20 May 22 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Karl Steyaert interview before Microsolidarity Gathering
Published on: 27 Apr 22 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

VibeCamp debrief with Brooke
Published on: 9 Mar 22 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Community & Uncertainty (repost from the Reach Truth Podcast)
Published on: 22 Nov 21 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

Intentional Society
Published on: 22 Nov 21 in Microsolidarity – Website by Microsolidarity

You can read more about the EU Summer Camp 2024 here: https://www.microsolidarity.cc/eu-summer-camp-2024 And sign up here: https://opencollective.com/microsolidarity/events/microsolidarity-summer-camp-2024-eu-7457d633 Note: there is also a summer camp in the US in July, that …Read more
Talking with 4 organisers to hear what they think about the current state of the TPOT network / scene / community / twitter social graph. …Read more
Jesse Evers is the founder of Highside, a workshop / events venue / community space in New York. He sat down with Richard D. Bartlett to discuss what he’s learned …Read more
Tune in here with the latest Microsolidarity Network Call hosted by Sara Bajor (from Elkenmist community) on the theme of Relational Reciprocity. What opportunities exist for improving reciprocity in the …Read more
Caleb Tenenbaum is a co-founder with Nina Raddy of Community Village , a peer-led, co-created meditation community. Julia Karmo talked to Caleb about ways they are building out Community Village …Read more
Learn more about villageco here: https://www.villageco.org/ Check out our upcoming microsolidarity vibes program and summer camps (US & EU) on https://microsolidarity.cc …Read more
Gillian shares her experience financing a community house in Puerto Rico, helping Rich think about his next steps in setting up a house in Spain. Gillian writes at SuperNuclear: https://supernuclear.substack.com/ …Read more
We had a really insightful, practical and reflective conversation about Crewing in this month’s Network Call. The theme – Crewing – was inspired by the recent Intermediate Practice Program which …Read more
Jocelyn, Sara, Gui, Jonas and Rich debrief the Winter Retreat 2024. Check out Substack to receive more updates and a summary of the outcomes of the retreat: https://microsolidarity.substack.com/ Learn more …Read more
For this month’s Network Call, Gui and Jonas hosted an inquiry into what we’re individually and collectively visioning for the Microsolidarity Network and how it can support us in the …Read more
In December’s Microsolidarity Network Call, Gui led us through a connecting authentic relating game, surfacing topics that are present for each of us in our lives at the moment. Listen …Read more
Here’s the invitation Nicki, Jocelyn & Karl developed for the Berlin Microsolidarity Project: https://gardenlove.notion.site/Berlin-Microsolidarity-Project-f294d1f05a9a4a3dbcc45ebe66bfed48 …Read more
Listen in for an introduction to the new Microsolidarity Open Space Sessions (MOSS) and how it works! Tune in also to hear: What sessions were folks excited to convene? What …Read more
Bernhard interviews Jocelyn for inspiration on how to activate deeper more intentional networks of belonging among his local community groups in Cologne, Germany. How do you do that, especially if …Read more
If you want to join our monthly network call, subscribe here: https://opencollective.com/microsolidarity …Read more
In this month’s Network Call, the hosts and participants of this year’s two Summer Camps (in the US and Germany) share some reflections on their experiences. Listen in also for …Read more
In this month’s Network Call, our small intimate group of 6 tuned in from the US, Europe and Asia to tap into each other’s wisdom, support and creativity with a …Read more
Links mentioned in the conversation: Previous interview with Brooke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaQqVBGYPQA&ab_channel=Microsolidarity Critter’s reflections from his experience as a VibeCamp participant: https://t.co/gB9q3LWcBS Microsolidarity Summer Camp: https://www.microsolidarity.cc/participate/events …Read more
Listen along this month as Caleb Tenenbaum shares about his community-based meditation program, Community Village, Nicki and Jocelyn share about the Berlin Microsolidarity Project, and Abi gives us an update …Read more
Links and explanations here: https://richdecibels.medium.com/budgeting-for-event-organisers-8c276e32a185 …Read more

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