On Monday morning we reviewed our week in Clongriffin. Vannesa discussed the Dublin City Council’s request with us and the feedback from our presentations. Each team had to write up a document to capture the projects current state. Vannesa gave us a number of headings for paragraphs to be completed (e.g. what we heard, processes of engagement tried so far, next steps, personal learnings etc.)
After completing this task we then began choosing the projects that we wanted to work on. Vannesa created a grid. This grid included certain headings, such as: what we heard a need for, where we identified a project, where the project is located etc. Using post-its, we wrote all of the projects down and placed them upon the grid. Once this was in place, we began voting on the projects.
On Tuesday morning, we had a meeting to count the votes from the previous day. The projects that were chosen included: Community hothouse, trail to the coast, communication & exchange, expression, grow economy, social town, local expression.
In order to keep things fresh, Vannesa decided to mix things up a bit. Picking our names out of a hat, she re-mixed the teams. These new teams will stay together for the remainder of the week. This kind of democratic approach helps us to stay loose. It also generates space for the unexpected to happen.