[Noisebridge-discuss] Having a discussion about the kitchen
Jeffrey Carl Faden
jeffreyatw at gmail.com
Thu Apr 3 19:18:32 UTC 2014
I wasn't there, but I'm thinking more realistically describing the
situation would be to remove instances of the word "how" from point #2.
On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 12:02 PM, Hannah Grimm <dharlette at gmail.com> wrote:
> "2) There is no clear understanding of how to properly use the kitchen. *The
> average person in the kitchen does not understand how to wash a dish and
> has an opportunity to be taught*. Once again a couple people are
> mobilized to micromanage the kitchen, but there is no greater community
> Excuse me, what? Dishwashing is a very simple thing. We should not have
> to teach people how to *wash the dishes*. If you do not know how to wash
> your own dishes, then you should *not* be using a community kitchen.
> On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 9:52 AM, Praveen Sinha <dmhomee at gmail.com> wrote:
>> THIS IS WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT HELL YEAH COMMUNITY BUILDING
>> Thanks so much James and Dana, these conversations and understanding and
>> getting past preconceptions of each other and reporting back is really
>> really important foundational work. Big plus!!!
>> On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 8:05 AM, James Sundquist <sundquistjames at gmail.com
>> > wrote:
>>> Last night there was a lengthy discussion about communal usage of the
>>> kitchen that spontaneously lasted from 9 - 11:30. Coffee and cake were
>>> served. We talked about do-ocracy, responsibility, and how to have
>>> effective communication about the kitchen.
>>> A big take away was that people need to talk about this in-person and
>>> consider how it impacts everyone, because removing the kitchen will not
>>> remove Noisebridge's problems by itself. I just want to note that this
>>> really was a discussion, which included everyone being able to speak their
>>> mind while being respected; the point of talking was to gain perspective by
>>> asking questions rather than talking over others.
>>> 1) A big reason the daily users of the kitchen do not respect you is
>>> because they do not know you or feel any connection in the space without a
>>> communal kitchen. Any valid concerns of those who want to disable are
>>> unknown to the daily users of the kitchen.
>>> 2) There is no clear understanding of how to properly use the kitchen.
>>> The average person in the kitchen does not understand how to wash a dish
>>> and has an opportunity to be taught. Once again a couple people are
>>> mobilized to micromanage the kitchen, but there is no greater community
>>> 3) It is difficult to know how capable we all are of having a respectful
>>> conversation to allows people to maintain their dignity, because community
>>> building should be the goal when people are in conflict.
>>> 4) A big part of this as I understood it was reassessing how people are
>>> introduced to this space. Example, "Welcome to Noisebridge; we're a 501c3
>>> Non-profit that encourages education and learning by doing. This is a
>>> Do-It-Yourself space so at a base minimum you're expected to wash your own
>>> dishes and keep your work area clean for the next person."
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