Around New Year's Eve we held the first ever scenius skillshare in which members from our community each came to the house with a specific skill, story, or idea they wanted to share. It was one of the best things we've experienced at the house and so we thought the final month of OlioHouse was a perfect chance to do it again! The only difference this time is we are strongly encouraging people to come up and teach something that they are not necesarily good at. Try to teach something that you, yourself want to learn. It will be a weekend of exploration and the perfect way to close out this iteration of OlioHouse.
Professor Lauren Hudson will be teaching an Olio on worker-cooperatives since we have been intrigued by the idea of turning Think Olio into a shared entity. She happens to be an expert in this and she's been helping a group of Scenius members come up with ideas for how to help us make the transistion. She's going to teach an Olio on worker-owned cooperatives using Think Olio as an example and then as a group, we can talk about the future goals of our organization. We'd love to have your input even if you've never even heard of worker coops.
Throughout the weekend, everyone will also have the chance to teach a small activity of their own if they feel like it :) We know that creativity abounds in the Scenius and this weekend will give us all a chance to showcase our favorite creative pastimes, teach and learn with each other, and practice the power of community.
This is the second to last OlioHouse Weekend so let's soak up the sun and good energy. We'll be harvesting from the garden and cooking, hiking and swimming, and lounging around with books in all the soon-to-be-missed nooks and crannies.
This is our gorgeous home up in Wassaic, NY. We hold weekend seminars and welcome members of our scenius for creative residencies and projects. It is located less than a 20 min walk from the Metro North station in Wassaic and 2 hours from Grand Central. We are the proud neighbors of the Wassaic Project.
Think Olio is not about learning a new skill or adding credentials to your resume. It is about getting together with other people and expanding our worldview. It exists as a conduit for fruitful discussions, a dissent from the regurgitation of facts, and an embrace of new perspectives.