Collective Agency has weekly meetings on the sofas at each location for 20 minutes each. It’s optional, like all the social interactions here. We start by going around, ‘What’s your name and something you’re passionate about?’ or another question. Then we go through upcoming events. Then members plan events if they want to.

If 3 members other than paid staff say they’ll definitely come to an event at the same date and time, then it’s officially a Collective Agency event.

Then we cover any agenda items that anyone very much wants to talk about.

I facilitate those weekly events. All other events are planned by members. “Impromptu” events happen too, like going to lunch together, or happy hours, or going for strolls. Conversations happen too. Members become friends over time.

Written by Alex Linsker