Turning Point Network's series of Knowledge Sharing events kicked off in Newcastle yesterday, and continues today in Liverpool.
The event in Newcastle began with Dougald Hine offering an inspiring talk to a packed Riverside room at the BALTIC in Gateshead. He spoke about the human nature of knowledge sharing, referencing a number of his own projects - including Space Makers, School of Everything - as well as examples by peers with whom his work has overlapped, since he emerged from the London School of Art and Business.
"A good meeting should feel like a conversation in the pub, and not make you feel like you'd rather be having a good conversation in the pub." - Dougald Hine
Following on from Dougald, Michael Craven, an experienced Change Manager with a track record of developing and delivering knowledge initiatives for the likes of Royal Institute of British Architects and New Contemporaries, led a series of facilitated conversations between attendees. The session resulted in a map of knowledge and 'knowledge needs'. The hope this that this map will be used as a tool to support peer to peer sharing between attendees.
Videos from the day will be published on this site soon.
In the meantime, check out this post from one of the Newcastle attendees, about the value they got from the event: http://crowdweaver.co.uk/2012/04/19/knowledge-what-is-a-fair-exchange/