World Cafe I : Hacking our Food Story (mid sep 2013)


Our first ever world cafe event was in relation to food. It was an interesting procedure we have followed on this one and we are inspired to continue this process on into the future as it relates to other Concepts. We will be distilling each weeks pooled knowledge and keep recycling each concept using world cafe format until we can reasonably conclude upon reasonable solutions to enact. These are Great practices in pooling the public wisdom that exists within our community and doing so in a fun participatory manner.

Following is the event description for that day:

“The sum of the expertise of the people in the audience is greater than the sum of expertise of the people on stage.”

-Dave Winer

As part of our world café series we would like to begin by deepening our conversations around food. With the actualization of the roots kitchen and menu in sight we wanted to pool the collective wisdom within our community. We would like the menu, café design and business model to be as open sourced and evolving as possible so we decided on engaging in a co-creative practice as used within the world café method. For more details about the world café process please see the following

Certain questions we would like to engage with are as follows:

1. What is the connection between my food and my health?

2. How does my food connect to my environment?

3. How do I translate my vision about food into a reality w/ Roots?

4. What role do I envision in the larger Shared journey around food?

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Madhu, Shammi, Danesh

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Anantha, Guinni

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Our very much looked forward to World cafe II will be about our cultural forms of creative expression. With this cafe We will be hacking our stories that surround creative expression. We have been working towards the finish of our sound proof studio whose completion we wish to initiate with this world cafe and take the oppurtunity to also have a defragmentation jam on the same evening. We will also be unveiling our very own top secret rastababy on that evening so expect it to be lively, unique and jam packed. Apart from this cafe we would like to also conduct a third one perhaps a week or two later relating to coworking and hacking the way we work. Creative expression and Coworking will be our two main pillars during october.


Sound Specialist Guinni Arora working hard towards finishing the studio!


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