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 +# Openrsa - RAC of civic activism
 +
 +[Back to RSA networks and engagement](netengage)
 +
 +The following was originally published February 17, 2009 at
 +[http://​openrsa.blogspot.co.uk/​2009/​02/​rsa-is-rac-of-civic-activism-matthew.html](http://​openrsa.blogspot.co.uk/​2009/​02/​rsa-is-rac-of-civic-activism-matthew.html)
 +Part of the evaluation by NESTA - who funded development of RSA networks
 +- involved video interviews and clips from events, and they’ve been
 +promising for a while that these would go up online. [Their
 +site](http://​www.nesta.org.uk/​rsa-networks/​) gives an
 +interview with chief executive Matthew Taylor as a taster.  ​
 +
 +[RSA - A new vision for the RSA](http://​vimeo.com/​2737270) from [NESTA Connect](http://​vimeo.com/​user1120423) on [Vimeo](http://​vimeo.com).  ​
 +
 +Towards the end of the interview Matthew likens the RSA to a kind if
 +civic RAC, where you might find some experts prepared to help you out
 +with a problem.
 +
 +- One of the ways in which I characterised the RSA … the model I had
 +  at the very beginning … was I wanted us to be the RAC of civic activism.
 +- When you needed a group of people, people like us, reasonably high
 +  powered people from different kind of of backgrounds,​ quite self
 +  confident people, with a set of skills, - and you needed a group of
 +  people to come together to solve a problem - ring the RSA.
 +- Wherever they are, they are that kind of people and they have got
 +  that kind of network. That is ultimately my aspiration.
 +
 +You can also hear what Matthew said at an OpenRSA event in October 2007
 +[over here](http://​openrsa.wikispaces.com/​Videos).
 +
 +[RSA - Setting the conditions](http://​vimeo.com/​2993438)  ​
 +from [NESTA Connect](http://​vimeo.com/​user1120423) on [Vimeo](http://​vimeo.com/​).
 +
 +On the [NESTA vimeo account](http://​www.vimeo.com/​user1120423) you can now
 +find more videos, including this interesting explanation from Laura Bunt
 +- who leads on RSA networks development - about how things were planned
 +internally among department. Laura and Laura Billings from the
 +Fellowship department will be giving us an update at the workshop on
 +Thursday.
 +
 +I’ll be taking a camera, and hoping we can get a progress update on
 +video. Written reports are fine, but I think that the videos by Eleanor
 +Ford and Simone Jaeger give a far better idea of the vision and
 +challenges of the past eighteen months.
 +
 +The following was originally published March 4, 2009 at
 +[http://​openrsa.blogspot.co.uk/​2009/​03/​next-steps-for-openrsa-your-priorities.html](http://​openrsa.blogspot.co.uk/​2009/​03/​next-steps-for-openrsa-your-priorities.html)
 +As an experiment, I’ve set up a [forum](http://​openrsa.uservoice.com/​) at to see if it
 +can help us prioritise what we do next as the loose OpenRSA collective.
 +
 +I’ve seeded it with some ideas taken from [the reports of the 19th February session](http://​openrsa.wikispaces.com/​Workshop+reports) at
 +and a couple of others have already chipped in too.
 +
 +Please take a look, see if there are new ideas you’d like to add, and/or
 +spread your 10 votes across those that have been posted.
 +
 +Comments and/or criticism of this approach are welcome, as always.
 +
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