One of Cardiff’s leading community builders, Dan, talks about why he founded the co-working space Rabble Studio.
Dan moved to Cardiff in 2010 and started building his own creative community when he couldn’t find what he was looking for. Here are Dan’s ideas on the importance of building communities.
About the speaker
This month’s speaker is Dan Spain - a designer type, cat lover and craft beer fan from the south-east of England.
Dan moved to Cardiff in 2010 and quickly realised that making friends in the design community would be pretty difficult without a dedicated event to go to. Dan launched Design Stuff Cardiff in 2014 and ran it with a great team of people for two years, offering a place for the local design community to get together, listen to some interesting talks and get to know some new people.
In 2016 Dan opened Rabble Studio, a coworking space in Cardiff Bay. Rabble is a work-home for freelancers, small businesses and remote workers. At 30 members and growing, Rabble is a safe space to ask questions, to learn and listen, have fun, make friends and get stuff done. Rabble Studio also hosts events and workshops to keep creative juices flowing.
Dan will be exploring this month’s theme of community by reflecting on his involvement in Cardiff’s creative scene, how we can help each other to support and develop our own communities and the impact that giving something a go can have on people’s lives.
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Transparency and communication are key. — Dan Spain
What do you want to see happening in your world? What do you want to be a part of? — Dan Spain
In communities we have strength and energy. We can use that to make things happen. — Dan Spain
We need to sit next to people who can help us and in return we can help them. — Dan Spain
Community has shared intention. — Dan Spain