Spending time together, positively at EuroIA

three pictures of the self care booklet for EuroIA workshop
Pre-workshop booklet – colour version

I am glad to be running a new workshop at EuroIA conference in Marseille at the end of September. You can read about the conference, all the workshops and talks, and buy tickets (there are only 100) on their website EuroIA22.

I now try to provide pre-workshop information to prospective participants and this post explains both what is included and how to download the booklets.

Information Architecture and Meaning in Time/Place workshop

Participants talking about informations artfacts using 4D map
My EuroIA workshop is about Time and how meanings change as information surfaces and submerges in different times and places. We will spend time building 3D maps like the one pictured above to enable discussion in different time periods and spaces.

I want to provide pre-workshop information for 4 reasons and have created a downloadable folding A4 booklet for participants.

The topics in the booklet are:

  • Workshop content
  • Self care
  • Triggers
  • Listening

Here is why each topic matters.

Workshop content

Workshops, like most experiences, are a mixture of positive anticipation and negative anxiety. Explaining what the content of the workshop is going to be is one way of both increasing anticipation and reducing anxiety.

Self care

I try to help people think about their own needs and support their autonomy. Self care is about raising awareness about what might be problematic (in emotional, sensory, personal and social terms) and offering actions.


In the workshop especially I am aware that there may be triggers and stressful content. Talking about information moving thru time means that some quite toxic historic topics may be encountered. I am not able to control what might happen in the workshop but I can take direct responsibility for action if something does arise.


Finally, listening matters in any workshop. I try to be explicit about the importance of listening and talking in workshops (using a Code of Conversation) but I am trying out some new cards on opinions and lived experience.

Booklet next to cards
Stong Opinions and Lived Experience cards next to Listening page

Download the booklet

If you are thinking of attending my workshop, I advise you to download and read the booklet. It is not essential but it may help make the experience more positive for you and the other participants.

The booklet is available now as a downloadable A4 pdf for printing at home of work. There is a colour version and a Black & White version depending on what type of printer you have. The following links are to Dropbox.

There is also a Screen-Only version if you do not have a printer (or do not wish to print a physical copy).

Colour Pdf

B&W Pdf

Screen-Only Pdf

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