Hey Cabin Crew!
I just attended our first Berlin Supper (major shoutout to Tilman and Jessica for hosting ), thought I’d share some reflections on the evening here for the community to learn from and reflect on.
In no particular order, here are some of the themes/takeaways from the evening:
The default question we asked everyone was, “How did you get here?” I think the results are telling:
- 3 people from Network State (2 watched on YT and 1 was IRL)
- 1 from socials
- 1 from word of mouth
- 3 partners of Cabin people
So, what does this mean? For me, it’s that
Being first at the Network State was a big win, as 2 of the Supper attendees wouldn’t have known about Cabin had we not been there. So shoutout to @grin for representing us on that stage!
Making a point to speak about what we’re doing and how people can get involved in the days immediately after hearing about Cabin is crucial. Tilman hosted the Berlin dinner and was there IRL to learn more and dive right in.
The question I’m left with is, “What’s the next step after Tilman hosts?” What’re we building towards and what do we do with the momentum and connections created at Suppers? Is that even our role as Cabin? I dive into this more below
It seems like there could be an opportunity for Cabin to connect couples who are serious about building community in their cities. Shirah and Stephanie (who’s 35 weeks pregnant! ) bonded over topics of pregnancy. Shirah got Steph’s info so she could share resources here in Berlin that she knows of.
I think this leads to a topic I think is worth considering: does skill and knowledge-sharing have a place in the Cabin Citizenship profile?
Pregnancy is a great example of the power of communal knowledge and resources. Can Cabin help connect it’s citizens in areas of life where community support and experience is most helpful in navigating?
It sure was last night, so I think there’s a nugget here that could be worth exploring.
As the night wrapped up, we discussed what should come after suppers, with a focus on community building and consistency.
What purposes do the Suppers serve? Is it to have dinners and meet new people? It feels like ideally these suppers are leading to something, but none of us knew exactly what it was.
Is it Suppers → Network City? Feels unlikely, but what are the steps in between?
Rafa mentioned how it could make sense to collab w other social DAOs like FWB to help aggregate more demand for Suppers in various cities.
Feels attainable and a great way to build additional bridges.
We also talked about the concept of ‘Champions’ - individuals who could represent and promote Cabin in their cities. This would be a great way to build consistency in location and cadence of events/Suppers.
Ideally this person has a space to host people and is well-versed in what Cabin is trying to do long-term (and how the events they’re hosting are helping get there).
We left with a big question: What’s the one thing we want Cabin to achieve? Food for thought until our next meeting.
It was an incredible evening and Shirah and I are very excited to host our own once we land in Oakland