This chapter offers methodological strategies for distributed Research– practice partnerships (RPPs) that operate in such multi-organizational, nonhierarchical contexts. It centers on key dynamics of distributed RPPs. The chapter distributes organizational networks as requiring specialized routines but also providing new ways to engage in joint work. It explores four aspects of RPPs as they play out in a networked context: negotiating the focus of joint work, the nature of problems addressed within joint work, building collective orientation toward the focus of joint work, engaging in collaborative design and knowledge building around problems of practice associated with joint work. The chapter explores how some characteristics of a distributed RPP context intersected with the ways that joint work unfolded between researchers and practitioners in Hive NYC. It aims how the network could be leveraged to effectively circulate ideas across organizations, engage in collaborations, and build collective knowledge.