Stories

Trust (recognition) can heal!

A teenager had spent many months in a young peoples psychiatric hospital. When he was about to leave a therapist asked him what was the most significant thing which helped him in his recovery. He responded that it was the moment when in and art group the therapist asked him Read more…

By Serge, ago
Framework

Open Recognition as “transformative social innovation”

“Transformative social innovation is defined as a process of changing social relations, involving challenging, altering or replacing the dominant institutions in a specific context.” This quote comes from TRANSIT (TRANsformative Social Innovation Theory) an ambitious research project that developed a theory of transformative social innovation, empowerment and change in society. It was co-funded Read more…

By Serge, ago
News

Presentation of the Open Recognition Framework

The discussion on the design of the Open Recognition Framework was opened Wednesday January 17 2018, during the ORA biweekly conference call. The notes from the conversation are accessible here and the video and audio recording there.  The objective of the Open Recognition Framework is to support individuals and organisations willing to actively contribute Read more…

By Serge, ago
News

Publication of an Informal Recognition Framework

“In what follows, the magical or tribal or collectivist society will also be called the closed society, and the society in which individuals are confronted with personal decisions, the open society.” -Karl Poper, The Open Society and its Enemies. Open Badges have demonstrated their impact on the life of individuals Read more…

By Serge, ago