The wind is blowing, leaves are bouncing gently…only every now and then a car... even more rarely the sound of trains in the background… overall a peaceful atmosphere. And inside? So much life! Brains and hearts burning, busy mouths, active pens trying to keep up and document all the information being shared.
This was the setting for a series of conversations which happened as part of the CITYMAKERs Social Entrepreneurship Lab, realized in Drahnsdorf in May 2019. Listen to what this inspiring and experienced group of people had to say:
Andrea Weigt & Cyrus Khazaheli, Projekt Drahnsdorf
Jah Ying Chung .Good Growth
Marlene Welzl . Wohnbuddy
Jonas Schorr . Urban Impact
round -table with: Oliver May-Beckmann, Erik Ackner, Jah Ying Chung, Tristan Biere, Marius Raebiger and Iris Belle
With very limited distractions, people were invited to dive into and share a common universe, both on spaces but also on topics. What a difference it makes to step out of the noisy city into a quieter environment close to nature. This was for sure one of the reasons that the CITYMAKERS Social Entrepreneurship Competence Lab, held on May 8-9th 2019, turned out to be so intense.
During the dynamic event, I would sometimes pop up to ‘borrow’ some of the participants and take them into a separate space. The cozy setting there was meant for guests to feel comfortable enough to share their stories with a bit more depth.Each one was encouraged to speak about their personal motivations and background, their particular interest to join the LAB and finally invited to brainstorm with us about the potential of the CITYMAKERs platform.
So here you all have the chance to know more about Laura Bruns, Sebastian Schlecht, Jah Ying Chung, Jonas Schorr, Marlene Welzl, Andrea Weigt & Cyrus Khazaheli through a series of podcasts published on our CITYMAKERs website.The first chapter was be a discussion moderated by me shortly before the the lab was finished. I gathered people with different backgrounds, cultural experiences and perspectives at one round table and stimulated them with the underlying themes that were floating in the air of Drahnsdorf.
Published on the CITYMAKERs website.