Experimenting for resilience: An inquiry into Civic Desire

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Focusing on how an experimental approach to organizing may pave the way for organizational resilience, we explore opportunities and barriers of experimental organizing by following a concrete social experiment in civil society and discuss its adaptability in traditional organizations. The social experiment is called Civic Desire. The founders explicitly call for new ways of organizing that can develop social sustainability. We discuss how these experiments may create platforms of new unforeseen goals that organizations may choose to follow. In conclusion we argue for organizational resilience through balancing a strategic and anticipatory strategy with experimental setups inspired by civil society organizing initiatives.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event4s/easst 2016: Science and Technology by Other Means: Exploring collectives, spaces and futures - Barcelona International Convention Centre, Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 31 Aug 20163 Sep 2016


Conference4s/easst 2016
LocationBarcelona International Convention Centre
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