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18.01.2020, 23:48, "Фархад Фаткуллин / Farhad Fatkullin" <>:
> As one of the participants at Oslo workshops (two groups of Wikimedia 
> movement participants took part in on-site hands-on exercises on Jan.14-15 & 
> 15-16), I would say both statements are correct.
> At this stage Snøhetta is facilitating Wikimedians' brainstorming using their 
> Ideawork approach.
> There should also be one online leg on/around February 4 (presumably open to 
> everyone) & two more groups will be engaging in in-person hands-on exercise 
> in late mid-February in India.
> On top of the theoretical input about affiliate initiatives that are 
> important to the movement, some international cases around dealing with 
> intolerance & principles of Snøhetta's work around large projects,  Snøhetta 
> & WMF Communications staff was guiding the work of respective participant 
> groups. Each group was broken into teams that had representatives of both 
> assigned, asking questions to facilitate the process. There was filming & 
> photographing of the process, collecting materials that are being generated. 
> All teams are international — I met affiliate members from Israel, Argentina, 
> Turkey, Benin, South Africa, Georgia, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, France, 
> Canada, etc. myself being from Tatarstan of the Russian Federation.
> Commons category for Oslo photoes & videos 
> I will add my smartphone pics there as well — kept Russian folks informed via 
> Telegram chat.
> India workshops will bring together other people, thus different ideas to 
> enrich understanding of whatever ideas will define the next stages of the 
> work.
> regards,
> farhad
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> 21:56, January 18, 2020, John Erling Blad <>:
>> … and people immediately went ballistic. Calm down and discuss the topic!
>> The news reporting seems to be that Snøhetta has been awarded a full
>> design project, while the page at Meta says it should act as some form
>> of facilitator. It could be interesting to know what is correct, as
>> these two descriptions are pretty disparate.
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