What does civic innovation look like in México? There are efforts across the nation to build skills
, and capacity for civic technology. Last week I contributed to these by facilitating a workshop for youth in Mérida, Mexico on the topic of Civic Innovation. It was organized and hosted at the amazing Workshop school
, just outside of town, with the help of my colleague and friend Alberto Muñoz
. Their student-led, collaborative approach to learning was inspired by the Reggio-Emilia
style; reminding me of my roots in the Lifelong Kindergarten group
. It provided the perfect setting for this hackathon-style workshop to help youth learn about how to apply their technological and creative skills towards the public good. The participants ranged from 6th grade, to graduate school; a great mix of skills and interests.