Here's a brief overview (see the workshops page for more details):
As a conversational process, the Pro Action Cafe is a collective, innovative methodology for hosting conversations about calls, questions and projects that matter to the people that attend. These conversations link and build on each other as people move between cafe tables, cross-polinate ideas, and offer each other new insights into the questions or issues that are most important in their life, work, organization or community. (Art of Hosting 2011).
During almost 3 hours in the workshop, which went by so fast, we were overehelmed by the degree of participation and interest the people put in. The projects brought up to the café tables included civic movement of people in Prague 10 and the quest to rise more and more awareness and involvement in taking care of public area and facilities. This is a real example of people movement against what otherwise could become another "tragedy of the commons", and make there voice heard. Thanks Libor for his interesting project. Iva and Vitek of AUTO*MAT presented their projects about improving conditions for cyclists and pedastrians in Prague and the works the NGO is doing. Finally, we also discussed a project Will has in mind, to combine his passion in sustainability and his co-working office business.
The workshop served as two-way lerning for both us two and the participants. At the end of the workshop, we received valuable comments for our improvement. We hope that it served its purpose of inspiring the conversations and provide a good start for the future.
No less exciting and inspiring were other activities from others participants we talked about during the dinnner after the workshop, with traditional Czech beers of course!
Once again, we would like to say thank you to all of you who joined us. We really appreciate the friendship and inspiration form everyone of you. We wish we would have a chance to meet or work together again.
Pics to be up soon :)
In preparation on June 18th, we had a meeting with Evi, our contact person from Prague Green Drinks. We are so excited!