I do wonder how far you can go without organisation. Campaigning organisations like Avaaz
and 38 Degrees
are driven by their members, but there’s still a big role for central organisation. I think it would be worth us exploring that role more closely – could it be unpacked and handed to the community? Would that still count as an organisation or as something else?
And I wonder whether it’s really accurate to see self-created groupings as existing without organisation. Is there actually a spectrum, with formal/inflexible/permanent organisations at one end, and informal/flexible/transient organisations at the other?
What frameworks or networks do these types of freer organisation need? #wewillgather and #tuttle rely on some types of organisation – like the internet, social networks, and shared cultural expectations of conviviality.