Yesterday Markus Persson and I brought our materials from Svartljus as well as a large amount of cables etc that would be for general use. We met with @ubbesen and Olle Bjerkås and began very initial discussions on how to arrange the space.
Here’s how I left it.
Normally I would never leave anything out in the hall way as this is a sacred space. However, there’s just so much stuff in the electronics room that I/we really don’t think should be there.
- Should we set a deadline for when all of this is to be removed from Tau? Objects/materials that should be taken into consideration for the inventory must stay a bit but all else? The 15 or so moving boxes all contained items that I found questionable for the Electronics room
Can we set a deadline for removal of personal belongings? What would a good amount of time be? 17th of April, 2nd of May?
- Instead of moving things from the Electronics room to the “storage” room next to it, I think it would be wiser to not just move things around but for items to be removed from Blivande completely. Otherwise we are stuck in a spiral of just moving around moop. And we need to be able to access/understand the purpose of this storage space - for instance we have a lot of “technical gear” such as speakers, stands, compressor etc. maybe this space is a good place for that? “large technical gear” that should not be in an everyday work environment but still accessible as they are used rarely but still useful.
Can we agree that the storage space next to the Electronics room is not cluttered anymore, it’s currently not possible to even set up the shelves due to the amount of stuff in the way. And that it should not be used as a catch-all storage space for mattresses etc. and set a deadline here as well for pickup - we probably know who owns things?
- I also noticed that there’s private storage space in the painting area, or shelves with names on it. Perhaps it would be interesting to discuss whether personal storage should even exist in shared rooms. Has there been discussions to ONLY allow for personal storage in 1 room, and for all other rooms to only have general purpose items / shared items? This would mean that personal storage is a bit more secured, and that general purpose space is used for just that.
Any thoughts on this? Would be fantastic to have some type of code of conduct / policy and implement it from the start. I personally am not a big fan of taking up common space with my items, and since many of us work on “projects” from time to time it makes sense I think that project items are not publicly accessible at all times. 1-2 Project Boxes / Personal Storage makes sense to me, for instance if you’re a painter and use certain colours but ideally the items should not be stored permanently unless a certain financial deal is struck (storage space should cost a bit extra).
For next steps we would like to meet soon again, but in order to do a proper inventory and seriously consider the space as a professional and inviting area we have to be able to physicaly move in the room. I understand that we all stored a lot at Stugan (Svartljus as well) and Blivande runs the risk of being a “permanent” “temporary” storage space which I think would make it extremely difficult for us to get new members excited.