Discuss: 2 Organisational History: Group Timeline Activity
The purpose of this session is to share stories about our experiences and the history StART, as a way to perhaps paint a fuller picture about has been happening to the urban developments in Haringey and London, what it feels like living in this borough and city, how we got to where we are now and where we want to go from here. StART has been going on as a campaign and CLT for three years now. This reflects a lot of collective work and dedication, creating a framework that allows for participation and developing relations of trust between members. This process has also included challenging and difficult moments. We hope, through this discussion to interweave personal accounts and key dates within StART's efforts.
Break into groups and describe when and why you created/joined StART. (1) Share a moment in your life and/or in the local community's history that pushed you in this direction.
(2) After sharing our stories, each group is going to create a Few Historical Moments - one piece of paper for each key historical event that came up and a brief description of the event and year/time period. (3) We will add these to a shared timeline "StART's history" when we finish, so that we can start to see what other groups come up with, the specificities of people's stories, the time of participation and understanding of key moments in StART.
After small group discussion, add moments to the timeline. After this, we are going to do a gallery walk - everyone is invited to silently read the notes with moments that were proposed with other groups. Are there moments in common or patterns in StART's Timeline? Has this members remember moments or find out moments that were relevant and why? Have any of these moments reminded StART members of other moments that might be worth adding?