“Membership” charities, churches, co-ops and civil society networks are opening digital doors for their own communities online.
“Comember” systems go further with online infrastructure for members to connect and communicate at their own discretion – for people to coordinate internal networks around their own interests.
Comembers can expect to do this organizing and capacity building in common rooms with peers who use their own names and voices – gatekeeping them, telling them, polling them isn’t enough.
The story of new comember networks is all about one very old sector of institutions – large and small social entities that have charters protecting internal democracy and actual self-governance by their comembers.
A comember network can contain any collaboration at any time but always provides two (2) core subject fields – Theory and Practice – as ongoing creative building blocks.
Comember spaces are deliberative media for comembers to become more versed and conversant in their institution’s theories and practices – in order to organize theoretical and practical contributions from the margins.
What are you doing for comembers? How do comembers lead practices or theories as a learning community for your institution?
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Infrastructure for developing comember interests in all areas of theory – and esp what the institution does or doesn’t value or what it could value
Infrastructure for developing comember interests in all areas of practice – and esp what the institution does or doesn’t make or what it could make
Where in the world 🌍 is your favorite comember network?