Positively Scottish- Leaders of the pack: the rise and rise of Scotland’s social enterprise sector
This month we featured in Positively Scottish- a not-for-profit online magazine dedicated to telling positive stories about ordinary Scots, at home and abroad, and how they’re tackling the many issues of a fast-changing world. Read more about what they had to say about social enterprises and Tribe Porty here.
Mike Small from Bella Caledonia wrote this about us, "TedX Portobello, organised by the magnificent TribePorty [a social enterprise for making things happen] curated a series of speakers called FindUsHere. We were inspired by the participants to create a new column showcasing ‘practical radical’ ideas. Get involved and read more here.
Tribe Porty Youth Theatre's Festival Show, Mary Poppins
After a successful public dress rehearsal last weekend, the youth theatre are pumped for their festival performance of Mary Poppins. The show will be Aug 5-13 (not 7th), starting time of 10am at Space UK -Niddry Street (just off the Royal Mile).
Tickets are already 50% sold out, so don't delay! To buy yours, go here.
Where Community Meets Enterprise Symposium
Dani was asked by Community Enterprise to take part as a panel member around discussion involving the nature and scale of "community enterprise" within Scotland's growing family of social enterprises. The event was designed to be a debate and a celebration. For more about Scotland's Vision for Social Enterprises 2015, see here.
Tribe member Juliana Capes is showing her work, Exodus at Cupar Arts Festival 2016, more information here.
Jules is also participating in Leith Late Festival with her installation Annul; a temporary installation made from pennies. An investigation into ideas of personal "fortune". In Annul pennies will be inserted in to the cracks between the paving stones on the corner of Albert Street and Leith Walk from 10am until 9pm ish, Thursday 23rd June. Pennies, when found on the pavement bring good luck. If they are inserted into the cracks, then do they cancel out the bad luck brought when stepping on a crack? Depending on the strength of your belief, luck is to be Annulled, leaving a liminal space safe from the tirades of fortune. Through this simple, poetic and unusual action in a public space Annul sets up a situation at street level to consider luck, currency, value of art/work, fortune and self determination. More information here.
The emerging science of implicit bias is one of the most promising fields for animating the human change that makes social change possible. The social psychologist Mahzarin Banaji is one of its primary architects. She understands the mind as a “difference-seeking machine” that helps us order and navigate the overwhelming complexity of reality. Enjoy the podcast here.
The New Norm
A favourite podcast is back, Invisibilia, with their latest, The New Norm. Social norms determine much of your behavior - how you dress, talk, eat and even what you feel. Alix Spiegel and new co-host Hanna Rosin examine two experiments that attempt to shift these norms.
Why Work Sucks And How To Fix It
Why Work Sucks and How to Fix it In a results-only workplace, employees can do whatever they want, whenever they want, as long as the work gets done. In this manifesto, the authors show how a results-only work environment not only makes employees happy, but delivers better results. More here.