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MINIMALISM and NETWORK DESIGN

francesco —  November 7, 2011 — 2 Comments

image above: focusmanifesto.com

About one month ago I wrote this post for dreamhamar.org
As I have been working on network design methodology for the dreamhamar process, in the following text I explain why I think that a minimalist approach can help with the management and the coordination of a complex process like dreamhamar.

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Smile, breathe and go slowly is the subheader of zenhabits blog, one of the top 25 blogs and top 50 websites in the world.

Minimalist Leo Babauta, author of the blog, writes about finding simplicity in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing and find happiness.

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Image: Creative Networking by Amber Case (Flickr)
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The article begins by explaining a networked-learning project carried out at Ecosistema Urbano, called Urban Social Design Experience, and explains how this project allowed to define network design methodology. At Ecosistema Urbano we are actually applying network design in the project dreamhamar.
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The article has been originally written in Spanish for La Ciudad Viva and then it has been translated by @la_madalena for dreamhamar blog
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“Learning is not a product of schooling but the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” – Albert Einstein

For several months we have been developing in Ecosistema Urbano a project focused on expanded education. These last few weeks, we gave it a close look and we would like to share our thougths with you.

The project in question is Urban Social Design Experience (USDE) and we presented the first session – which ended recently – as a series of online courses (experiences). During these experiences innovative approaches and lines of work in urban culture and urban management were presented.

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