COOL presents the Works-in-Progress unConference: a gathering space for sharing new ideas, projects and initiatives in Lowell. This is an opportunity to learn about what’s going on in the community and how you can participate, build, and become a part of it.
How will the unConference work? Instead of a scheduled agenda, the audience will decide what gets presented. Individuals and organizations come with a short description of what they’re working on, and all ideas will be posted and voted on. The top five ideas will be presented, and any ideas that don’t get talked about will be posted on the COOL Facebook page so the discussion may continue.
Works-in-Progress that will be discussed at the unConference include a formal examination process for dancers by the Angkor Dance Troupe; the use of online video to tell stories by American Stonecraft, a Lowell-based studio that creates home goods handmade from farm-gathered fieldstone; the expansion and store design of Persona, a downtown Lowell streetwear apparel boutique; a project to create Lowell themed Western Haiku poems by Judith Bessette; several initiatives by 119 Gallery to support non-commercial music and arts, build community through the arts, and support emerging artists; among other ideas, projects and initiatives.
Individuals or organizations who would like to present may register for the unConference by visiting the COOL website at www.cultureiscool.org. This is a great opportunity to get others on board a project, network, and build audience. Last minute participants can simply show up to the unConference and register on the spot.