And last week we had our Summer LAB in Tallinn. A workshop for and with representatives of the projects we selected in our first call. We also had a big partner meeting for First Motion in general: to discuss where we are at, where we want to go and how we gonna get there.
Setting for both events was Tallinn´s beautiful Old Town – in sweltering heat though. That everybody was always at the events and not sneaking of to some nice little café speaks for the dedication of the participants and the quality of the Summer LAB.
The mornings were spent with lectures, the afternoons were operated by Andreas Breiler and Jonas Michanek two Swedish process leaders who will be doing the “Autumn LAB” in early October where the focus will be on getting to the core of each project and pushing it to a further level.
So who was there lecturing:
First day lecturers were Indrek Ibrus from the Baltic Film and Media School (BFM) and a First Motion partner, Carlos Scolari and Chris Hales. Second day was Kai Pata and Eija Timonen. Both afternoons were spent with Andreas Breiler and Jonas Michanek. The third day had Michael Rüger, Benedikt von Walter, Shenja van der Graaf and Nuno Correia.
Then the LAB was finished, but participants leaving the day after also had the opportunity to attend more lectures, as the BFM were having their Summer School same week and invited everyone still hungry for knowledge. A nice offer, greatly appreciated and well made use of by many.
We, as First Motion partners were tied up in our own meetings, but by starting earlier and working longer we managed to have some breaks in between and attend some of the lectures – as all venues were conveniently close.
That is how we came to take this nice group picture. (LAB crowd and First Motion partners)
In our meetings we focused on a public procurement document for the Baltic Universe tender and on fine-tuning the work package 5 research-design – besides the normal project management issues. (Check our website in the next week for the procurment information)
The evenings were spent networking. LAB crowd intermingling with the Summer School crowd, intermingling with First Motion partners…discussing projects, meeting the Baltic media scene, well, you know. So basically it was a 24-hours-a-day thing and everyone went home with their head buzzing from all the people and ideas. I guess the weekend coming up came in handy… J