I’m fascinated by community projects and experiments. How do they form? How do they operate? How do they impact the lives of the members and how do they interface (or choose not to interface) with the world around them. How does each variation shed light on the future of how we will live, work, love, grow and cocreate together?
Day 5 in the mountains of Thailand at DetoxPai and my mind feels super sharp 🙂 I’m currently researching the topic of community owned property. Do you like that topic? Me too! And I feel like the topic has coming up a lot recently on all sorts of scales in all sorts of contexts and conversations …and that is super exciting. I’ve been exploring possible scenarios and researching how the legal and financial aspect could work. There’s a few different models to consider and of course the ongoing management is also an interesting topic too:) It could be useful for all sorts of communities who want to co-own their property, from small coliving environments to larger colive/cowork spaces or even a giant village-sized projects.
Dougie worked directly with Cross Campus‘ CEO to refine both the member and team experience, with a special focus given to the launch of our second location in Old Pasadena. As interim Senior Community Manager he was part of the core launch team as well as assembling and managing the location team which included interviewing and hiring another community manager, a receptionist, two baristas and sourcing and overseeing a crew of handymen and contractors. As part of the launch strategy he produced a handful or 100+ person Mindshare LA events to help promote both Santa Monica and Pasadena locations to potential new members.
Cross Campus, which has emerged as a prominent player in the Los Angeles shared workspace arena, has officially brought in Mindshare LA (led by Founder Dougie Campbell, second to the President’s left) as experience consultant and event producer. As part of his role, Dougie will continue to host events across a growing network of Cross Campus locations as well as giving input on the launch of new campus locations.