Check out the new Podcast: WIKIMOVE

Wikimedia Deutschland is delighted to announce the launch of our new podcast series on all things Movement Strategy: WIKIMOVE. The podcast will be a forum for open and frank conversations about topics related to movement strategy. 

The first episode will be available next week on our website and our Meta page.

Make sure to subscribe on Meta to get notified for each episode. 

In 2017 our movement produced a strategic direction, and in 2020 recommendations were published that shed light on the changes that the free knowledge movement will need to make to stay relevant and grow in size and diversity.  Change is never easy. We hope that the conversations in the podcast will inspire people, and open up opportunities for thinking and working together.

What will WIKIMOVE be about?
The topics we discuss will dance around the strategic direction, the recommendations, the principles, the initiatives. But we will also look up and examine larger issues and concepts from the knowledge ecosystem or beyond that are relevant to the transformation of the Wikimedia movement. By creating this space we hope to let the audience know about the latest happenings, new ideas, present opportunities to participate, contribute and provide feedback. We hope that new ideas are born from the conversations and collaborations kick-started.

What can you expect of WIKIMOVE ?
The show will be a space for respectful exchange and mutual support. Looking into the future, optimistically, rather than complaining about the past or present. While paying respect to the ‘old’ movement, critically questioning colonial and unequitable systems, structures, policies, narratives and habits. Shining a light on those who try new things, develop innovations, whether they succeed or fail while doing so. Iteration, ambiguity, and uncertainty are welcome. We especially welcome people with questions, and don’t expect ready made solutions.

Who are the guests?
People who are working on 2030 initiatives, or are participating in the governance reform, people who come from underrepresented communities, people from other movements who have experiences and inspiration to share. We aim to strengthen mutuality and solidarity and to show that there are people inside and outside of our movement that have already developed solutions for our challenges and questions. 

Who are the hosts? 
Nicole Ebber and Nikki  Zeuner from Wikimedia Deutschland’s Movement Strategy and Global Relations team will be hosting the show.

Looking forward to our episodes?
The first episode will be released next week, both as an audio podcast and a shorter video version. It features Tochi Precious and Guillaume Paumier, discussing knowledge as a service.