The Time Salon: Expanding Social Capital Exchange Thru Timebanking
Lead by Mike Strode of The Kola Nut Collaborative
Coworking spaces are designed to offer a tremendous opportunity for creatives, skilled professionals and entrepreneurs to collaborate on their ideas and projects in real-time in order to locate the most fitting solution to a problem. While these creative, social and intellectual assets may be present, the high saturation can be overwhelming to recall, categorize or track when we need to employ them in the future. Timebanking offers a natural complement for coworking tenants to develop a skills marketplace alongside a time based digital ledger where hours exchanged can be recorded and traded for services in a broader network of members. In this event, we will learn how to map and gain greater access to the social capital in your coworking space with the Kola Nut Collaborative as we develop a timebanking solution which can connect innovators throughout the Chicagoland area. The Time Salon is a facilitated gathering offered by the Kola Nut Collaborative which guides participants through dialogue and practice in communal asset mapping, social economy and non-monetary exchange.
Mike Strode is a technical engineer with a lottery solutions firm who makes a practice being very active in his community. Through his engagements connecting community based organizations with resourceful social entrepreneurs, he has been able to help organizations better execute their mission and serve target populations. He is a technical strategist and board member with Black Oaks Center for Sustainable Renewable Living and Healthy Food Hub which offer urban agriculture and food access programs within southeast Chicago. The Kola Nut Collaborative is an extension of his mission to strengthen communities by helping them to assess what assets exist in their surrounding neighborhoods in order to improve the residential and commercial quality of life.