Managing the emergent: hubs and how to handle them
I’m very pleased to reblog this post from Tim Horton’s blog. I’ve only just discovered the blog and find it very sympathetic indeed. I doubt that regular readers of Monographer will find it difficult to see why I like the blog. I particularly like in this post the exploratory analysis (notably behind the question, “Why do we need a vibrant anything?”). I’m also very sympathetic to the view that we should fully acknowledge creativity beyond the arts – a point I hope to blog on further in the near future.
Even as a mobile workaholic, June is not generally when I feel the itch to work outside, so it was counter intuitive of the state government to hold the ‘Peel St Festival’ on a cold wet day to celebrate ‘co-working’ with its new flagship, Hub Adelaide. I know the Hub Adelaide guys. I think it’s crucial Hub Adelaide works. I’ve spent time in its sister franchise, Hub Sydney. I’m ‘pro-hub’ even if what follows is a curious kind of ‘pro’. And so I dropped in on this Festival of co-working, only to find something much deeper being played out. Something that goes to the role of government in city activation, and what it takes for non government to flourish.
A lot has been written about the government’s $1m funding for Hub Adelaide, and the unintended consequence it had on Format Collective; a not-for-profit hub for local musicians…
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