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La Rivoluzione delle Seppie
Our further partners are The Connectors Society (NPO, Sweden, www.theconnectorssociety.com), RESOLVE (UK, www.resolvecollective.com) and Aman Iwan (France, www.aman-iwan.tumblr.com).
Creative collectives around Europe constantly reimagine the future of contemporary cohabitations. But do we need a new communication agency to actually trespass national borders in times of refuge and insecurity?
Small actions have “only” local effects. We need a legal framework that not “only” fosters exchange but promotes a cultural shift through collaborations with social institutions across borders. It would be the first pan-European agency of spatial activism. Let’s start with a barcamp!
Amantea, Berlin, Brussels, Kiel, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Malmö, Paris, Sofia.
We need new ways of communicating more positive images of tomorrow’s Europe! While public debates on its future are rather dominated by right-winged agendas, many local counteractions do not seem to have a similar outreach. Let’s discuss the vision of collective approaches for more social diversity.
The first European barcamp on spatial activism will address the transferability of local actions across borders and motivate others to act. Moreover, the EIA will continue to promote an atmosphere of change that flourishes in every partner’s city and fosters future collaborations.
1) Exchange workshop (Brussels): How could new narratives of Europa look like?
2) Form the EIA as NGO with 7 collectives of 27 agents
3) Agents include existing multidisciplinary networks (national partners etc.)
4) Public barcamp on spatial activism (Sofia) with Open Space method (www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vEBcr_YkHU) + exhibition on collaborative model projects
5) Digital publication of outcomes with open access
6) Call for collaborations: common project for 2019 with external partners
Creative collectives around Europe are struggling to find alternatives ways of collaborative work and shared economies. Obtaining a (digital) European network with other creatives is no longer difficult but it is increasingly hard to establish charitable intercultural projects in the long run.
The EIA targets creative and engaged people who feel limited by cultural or bureaucratic borders of local projects. It is not just a platform of exchange but a legal framework to enable pan-European collaboration with low thresholds. The involvement of social stakeholders and mixed audiences is key.
The EIA will be open for any spatial activists as well as potential partners such as social institutions or initiatives and media experts or journalists dealing with socio-spatial issues. How do you imagine new narratives of Europa? How can you reach people in their daily life across borders?