‘Beyond U.Lab’ – a Firestarter Festival event

u.lab Scotland

“A day of exploration and discovery around U lab and a conversation about what next.”

I’m writing this from the point of view of a local Hub host, who wondered about follow through and how to help this, locally, then found himself part of a self-organising team tackling one of the main Firestarter Festival events, and then found himself being MC for the afternoon(!).

All good, though a few reflections prompted, along the way, which hopefully it may be useful to share.

At the TribePorty hub in Portobello, we had been thinking about what to do after the course finished; early in December, we had organised an unconference session for collaborative discussion of participants ideas for prototypes. The timing of the Firestarter week felt just right, in terms of picking up again after the festive break.

I had kept in touch with Karen about the Firestarter Festival generally and about…

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