Foossa Update: September 2013

Happy September everyone! Foossa has been traveling, workshopping, scheming, and designing up a storm lately.

Lee-Sean and DCR were in Boston last week to conduct a workshop with a major labor union about trends in social change organizing and how to adapt to new technologies and new business models. We had the honor of attending and presenting after Marshall Ganz's session (pictured below) about his decades of experience building movements. 

Foossa was also representing at Squawkathon, a hackathon/design jam in Portland Oregon hosted by the Context Partners and the Packard Foundation. Billed as "a flock of nerds saving seabirds," Squawkathon  teams developed concepts for technologies, social games, and campaigns to help prevent the deaths of up to hundreds of thousands of seabirds caught as bycatch in commercial fishing operations. The team we were on was called "Fish or Foul."  You can check out our concept documentation on the Squawkathon wiki

In other project news, we recently designed the dynamic animated logo for the New York Bee Sanctuary. We have also started a couple of new collaborations with Purpose.  

Upcoming Events & Appearances

September 22

Lee-Sean will be moderating a panel on Hyperlocal Public Spaces with Made in the Lower East Side's Eric Ho. The miLES Kickstarter Campaign Launch party follows the panel. Admission is free and the party will feature drink specials for miLES supporters. RSVP on Facebook.

September 26-27

DCR and Lee-Sean will be attending the Concordia Summit, the mission of which is to "promote effective and sustainable public-private partnerships (P3s) by convening global leaders and developing new methods of research and intelligence."

October 21

We will be attendance at The Awesome Summit:Connect, the public day of the Awesome Foundation's annual summit. We are inviting people who are passionate about the new generation of platforms, communities, businesses, and projects in the philanthropy/community development space. We will be discussing the broader questions facing all the emerging organizations as well as a launching point for future collaborations. Register for the Awesome Summit here.

Lee-Sean Huang