Last Thursday, architect and occasional Be2camp contributor, Michael Kohn from Slider Studio opened a month-long Collaboration Cafe project at London’s Building Centre, just off Tottenham Court Road. The initiative, which will run until 30 March, is the final stage in a research project funded by the UK Technology Strategy Board and has seen the development of a prototype collaboration platform, StickyWorld.com, which is being used to share ideas at the Building Centre ahead of the Beta launch of the online system later this year.
Having hosted presentations by Michael at various events, Be2camp is pleased to be associated with this initiative, and as part of the calendar of events, I will be running some free Be2camp ‘Social Media Surgeries’ at the Building Centre. These will take place on:
- Thursday 11 March – 1400-1700hrs
- Friday 19 March, 1000-1300hrs
- Wednesday 24 March, 1000-1300hrs
- Tuesday 30 March, 1000-1300hrs
If you want to book a one-hour session with me, email me with your preferred date/time (first come, first served) and an indication of what you would like to discuss. Topics might include, for example:
- Making a start with Twitter
- Taking Twitter to the next level
- First steps into blogging
- Sharing online content (photos, slides, video, etc)
- Assessing your social media footprint
- Web 2.0 ‘netiquette’
- Online AEC communities, etc
The Collaboration Cafe project will finish on 30 March with a symposium at the Building Centre looking at the state of collaboration in the UK architecture, engineering and design sector. I will be speaking at this event, along with Michael, Rob Annable of Birmingham-based Axis Design and various of the StickyWorld project contributors (who include Edward Cullinan Architects, HTA, Make, Scott Brownrigg and the University of East London).