(To the totalism.org hackbase)
< RFC >, curated by @dcht00, and open editable !
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via original post (anonymous author) on Diaspora:
/"It seems like the whole nomadic inventor movement is taking off. For a long time now, creative people without profit motives haven't had the easiest time getting their ideas out there. That's all changing though. Here are a few places where a person could go, camp, meet like minds, and develop their ideas, all in open source, extremely low cost to money free environments. The camps have specific projects that they hope will benefit humanity and are also open to new open source projects and ideas. If any of you are or know someone creative that wants to learn to thrive off grid and make the world a better place by doing so, please share this post with them. :)"/
* Hackbase Architecture Facebook group
* 🔗hacking-housing: Urbanism Law vs New lifestyle approaches]
* 🔗intersub: Systematic approach on how to operate with other groups/institutions/individuals, in the context of a common struggle, beyond arbitrary / whimsical relations
General on *bases
hackbases are live-in hackerspaces, like residencies for hackers and people interested in technology (but also other things!)
"A nomad base is a shared living space where all inhabitants can feel like hosts or in other words: 'at home'."
* http://nomadwiki.org/en/Nomad_Bases :
"A nomadbase is a communal living space, whose main purpose is to give long-term travellers the opportunity to have a place they can call home for free and without long-term obligations, where they come to (and leave) whenever and as often as they want. It is a place where they are not guests, but flatmates, no matter how long they stay."
List of lists
More hacker related:
Curated list of hackbases
* Hackerspaces.org residencies:
(auto-generated on hackerspaces.org wiki)
* "Pledge your couch to hackers! Fork this repository and put in your couch and/or travel info."
* http://hackercouch.com/ (New! October 2015)
London, Paris, Berlin, Hamburg, Brussels, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Ljubljana, ...
A lists of lists:
* "Nomad bases - shared hospitality map"
big intentional communities listing, mostly USA
* http://ecobasa.org/en/communities/ :
European Communities (gift economy)
* GEN ecovillage network (big worldwide list of eco-villages):
https://ecovillage.org/projects/map/ (worldwide map / list)
archive of similar projects to "BWCD". pretty good overview.
* http://dsrp.eu/ + http://decentralize.hackpad.com/Iternary-2016-gfjSSjeTTj3
* Big map of permaculture projects in EU:
Global map of ecovillages, intentional communities, permaculture farms, social projects, and retreat centers.
"AirBNB for transformational experiences"
* http://wikitown.cc/index.php/Networking (down)
* http://ecodorpennetwerk.nl/kaart-alle/ :
* http://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=zCUrDZ_sv7Fw.k9HCrqv3hIVA&hl=fr :
genesis.re similar projects (Tech focus)
* http://village.creativechoice.org/map/ :
"On this map we are sharing locations that could be interesting for groups creating a sustainable village."
* sharing.isgiving.com community map:
* Complete overview of Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium; also other EU
* http://sharing.isgiving.com/ (the map)
* http://www.souls.life/community-map-from-www-sharing-isgiving-com/ (alternative link)
* new entries
*'Spare Place' map of British arts and co-work spaces:
* Awesome Digitalnomads list
(Note that typologies are always rough, and especially progressive spaces will always be several at the same time but none really.)
(e.g. CHT, KuM)
(see List of hackbases)
* TAZ/PAZ (temporary/permanent autonomous zones), Squats, Social Centers
(e.g. Grow Heathrow, Calafou)
* Artist / theory residencies
(e.g. PAF, Verbeke)
* Coliving spaces
(e.g. Rainbow Mansion)
* Eco villages
(e.g. Tamera, Boodaville)
* Intentional communities
* Kibutzes, Monasteries, Ashrams, ...
* Punk houses
* Freetekno scene
(nomadic self-organised A/V groups organising temporary party autonomous zones)
(see: Free parties, Teknivals, Freetekno)
* Mobile nomadic groups
→ 🔗hackbase-type4, 🔗hacker-vans
(e.g. CHT Season 6→, Apollo NG)
* Temporary camps
(e.g. hacker camps, protest camps, ...)
Totalism Hackbase [Lanzarote, Canary Islands]
http://totalism.org/ (hosting this overview)
* "a tactical, post-capitalism platform researching and building Hackbases (coliving hackerspaces), since 2011"
* "This hackbase is an infrastructure project designing and deploying a free living habitat."
* "Hackbases are live-in hackerspaces, the critically missing infrastructure to enable full-time vanguard technologist lifestyles. [...] hackers are subsumed by the life logic of current advanced capitalist societies [...] hackers with normal day jobs are powering a bullshit neoliberal political reality, which is destroying the pillars of dignified public life [...] These problems are as insufficiently addressed, and structurally cannot be solved by big corporate, startup, non-governmental or academic organisations, as well as by current hackerspaces."
* importance of infrastructure over community, research in off-grid infrastructure, management cybernetics & knowledge technologies, ...
* building a studio residence for recording bands
* free camping in transition period (2015) while choosing and buying rural land
* next camp: see 🔗planning
PAF ("Performing Arts Forum") [St Erme, France]
PAF is based in St Erme, 150km north-east of Paris, France, between Reims and Laon. PAF (=PerformingArtsForum) is a place for the professional and not-yet professional practitioners and activists in the field of performing arts, visual art, literature, music, new media and internet, theory and cultural production, and scientists who seek to research and determine their own conditions of work. PAF is for people who can motorize their own artistic production and knowledge production not only responding to the opportunities given by the institutional market. Initiated and run by artists, theoreticians and practitioners themselves, PAF is a user-created, user-innovative informal institution. Neither a production-house and venue, nor a research-center, it is a platform for everyone who wants to expand possibilities and interests in his/her own working practice.
Calafou [Vallbona d´Anoia, near Barcelona, Spain]
a part of Cooperativa Integral Catalana (CIC) initiative
* 30c3 congress presentation video.
* Interesting part "XCTIT":
https://cooperativa.cat/oficina-xctit/ (in Catalan).
Their site at "http://xctit.cooperativa.cat/" is down, as of 2020/08.
Tokyo Hacker Farm
"Hackerfarm is a place and its people, too. The place is located in rural Japan, about two hours east of Tokyo on the Boso peninsula. It’s a cluster of buildings, a lot of shared tools, and a beautiful country setting. The people are a collection of Japanese and foreign tech hackers who’ve escaped from city life. We’re working together on projects, making life richer for ourselves and for the community who have adopted us."
Infinity Hackbase ("Ghoomakad") [Dharamshala, India]
* hillhacks @ http://twitter.com/hillhacks
* hackbeach @ http://twitter.com/hackbeach
Apollo-NG [Mobile hackbase, based in Germany]
"Apollo-NG is a mobile, self-sustainable, independent and highly-experimental Hackbase, focused on research, development and usage of next-generation open technology while visiting places without a resident, local Hackerspace and offering other Hackers the opportunity to work together on exciting projects and to share fun, food, tools & resources, knowledge, experience and inspiration."
Status: In development by +chrono
Factor e Farm / Open Source Ecology [Missouri, USA]
A hackbase by OSE people, for working on that project.
"Factor e Farm is a 30 acre parcel of land 1 hour away from the Kansas City International Airport in Missouri. In 2004, Open Source Ecology purchased this land - a blank slate that was a soybean field. Since then, we have been busy building infrastructure, using as much open source, libre processes and hardware as possible. [...] Factor e Farm is an experiment on many levels: natural ecology, industrial production, experimental research and development, immersion education, and a transformative lifestyle. Factor e Farm combines a lifestyle immersion in the world of open source hardware, and a goal of creating the open source economy. We are experimenting with what it would look like if a small group of people were able to achieve a full resilient lifestyle, by tapping solar power (direct and indirect) and appropriate industrial technology - to master infrastructure maintenance at no more than a few hours per year - to attain raw industrial productivity with appropriate, heirloom and modern technology - to ascertain production of food, housing, energy, and technology from local feedstocks. This implies significant technology, productivity and efficiency levels - essentially removing waste from the unstable model of centralized industrial production, and converting to a more congruent and ethical open source economy."
Sailing the Farm [Norway + sailboat]
They just built a boat.
"Interested in self-sufficiency? Want to help build a community? Love the sea? Our collective, on an organic farm a few hours north of Oslo, is for anyone who wants to learn and work hard. We grow food, boats and ideas, so if you have a knowledge or interest in permaculture, farming, boat building, or sailing, come and help us create a home that is sustainable both on land AND out at sea!"
Kuckucksmühle ("KuM") [100km NW of Berlin/DE]
Kuckucksmühle combines a hackbase and a self sustainable ecological community living. They settled in an centuries old water mill and its surrounding buildings in Germany (north Brandenburg, between Berlin and Hamburg).: http://wiki.ecohackerfarm.org/kuckucksmuehle:start
It is one of the projects under EcoHackerFarm: http://ecohackerfarm.org
ResidenceSEA [Crete, Greece]
"""Sensing your Environment through Art – is a residence for artists, organized by artists, which aims to bring artists and researchers to Heraklion, to dive into a creative and collaborative process with the environment and the community. ResidenceSEA aims to be a place for artists, researches, hackers and all creative people of the community to collaborate and exchange ideas, to experiment and create hybrid art works between art, science and technology.
We provide a studio/loft to live and work, opportunities for collaboration, assistance to document your process and project and a venue for presentations, happening, workshop and exhibitions. The space of ResidenceSEA is the ground floor of an old taverna on the beach of Heraklion just 10 meters from the wave line(see Space)."""
Alg-A Lab [Valladares, Spain]
A cultural experimental lab underway since 2008. The property of 3000m2 is under a 10 year assignment. The aim is to offer the Alg-Lab as a remedy available to a distributed network of different people, communities and agencies (primarily related to art, free technology, to architecture, education and permaculture) interested in space for use and cooperative management. Meanwhile try to experiment and learn different ways of self-management and collaborative organisation, inspired by the dynamic spread of free culture and in P2P networks. Stay + board possible.
(hackerspace / hackerbase)
Firefly Hackerspace [Wyoming, USA]
"An open community work space and education center with the resources to provide education and creative outlets for anyone who wants to learn. We are not yet fully open to the public"
A hackerspace + "We have a few full timers here and are making room for more as we speak!". A hackbase!
MS Stubnitz [ship currently docked in Hamburg/DE]
MS Stubnitz is an 80 metre, 1960's ship transformed into a cultural and culture documentation platform. It hosts a regular ~10 person crew who can live and work there, and is able to accept new crew on a personal agreement basis. Crew consists of cultural programme organisers and event producers, audio/video engineers, technical staff to keep the boat running, a chef, and other people helping to sustain the organism. Currently it's based in Hafencity, Hamburg (Germany), holds regular self-organised culture programme.
Docked in Hamburg, Germany, at least until 2017.
Lakabe village [Lakabe, Spain]
That 30+years Spanish eco-village that everybody keeps linking :)
Bought Island, via Tynan [Nova Scotia, Canada]
http://tynan.com/island + http://tynan.com/island2 + http://hackthesystem.com/blog/why-we-bought-an-island/ + http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=6395148
"It’s in Nova Scotia, Canada (eastern edge of Canada), easily accessible by air or car."
"the closest I've seen [to No Mad Island], although it's certainly smaller scale"
"A group which started in the 1960's, permanently located in S.Portugal since 1995. ~250 people living on 335 acres. Strong focus on creating world-peace through free-love and peace between the genders."
last update in 2015
Rainbow Mansion [Silicon Valley, USA]
"a 5,000 square foot commune of people who strive to change the world"
"Occasionally we have openings for new residents. Come join a passionate, fun, and socially conscious community of makers, thinkers, and friends"
Marinaleda [Andalusia, Spain]
* "Today, Marinaleda is a place where the farms and the processing plants are collectively owned and provide work for everyone who wants it. A mortgage is €15 per month, sport is played in a stadium emblazoned with a huge mural of Che Guevara, and there are monthly 'Red Sundays' when everyone works together to clean up the neighbourhood. Leading this revolution is the village mayor, Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo, who in 2012 became a household name in Spain after heading raids on local supermarkets to feed the Andalusian unemployed."
* "Marinaleda is a small and remote village of Andalusia, one of the poorest regions in Spain. The town, with a population of 2,700 citizens, has a unique political and economic system of a strong socialist nature. As a result Marinaleda has virtually full employment in Andalusia, a region where the unemployment rate is more than 36%. The wage is equal for all workers, they earn 47 euro a day for six and a half hours of work. Moreover, the land is communal property."
Boodaville [Mallorca, Spain]
"1.5 hectares of olive terraces and two piney hillsides at the bottom of the Vall Rovira, Matarranya, Spain. one ruin, no mains water, not much electricity"
"The project will be split into four, with a family, or couple, or individual each taking on a quarter share in the project. Most of these people will live at Boodaville full time, but anyone who doesn’t will be there at least 3 months of the year and be seriously committed to taking the project forward. There will be a small group of long-term volunteers in addition to the permanent residents, and the members of the community (who must share the aims of the project) will collaborate to host regular courses and events to ensure the project is economically sustainable."
Omni Commons [Oakland, California, USA]
"A collective space to share and commune in Oakland, California."
Currently buying the building they're renting.
S14 [Antwerp, Belgium]
"A bourgeois house with inhabitants, visitors and lodgers, which hosts a hackbase on the ground floor + mediacave with a online radio studio, 2 beds, library + archive of bolwerk."
Can Masdeu [near Barcelona, Spain]
"The valley of Can Masdeu is a network of projects that resists, at the rhythm of the seasons, the voracity of a city without limits. It is a creative act of disobedience to the world of money, smoke, noise and speed. A proposal for collective cooperation and coexistence between generations, at the foot of Collserola and with roots in Nou Barris.
The valley comprises 35 hectares of land classified as ‘equipamientos’, part of the Collserola Natural Park and is owned by the Hospital de Sant Pau. However, from the point of view of use, the active custodianship of this suburban territory is exercised by the collectives that have reclaimed this as an agricultural and social space since 2001. This network mobilizes hundreds of people, all linked to one of the five projects of the valley, and remains viscerally convinced that the land belongs to the those that work it."
Kanthaus [Wurzen - near Leipzig, Germany]
"[...] The project house and housing project Kanthaus, located at Kantstraße 20 and 22 in Wurzen, exists since Summer 2017. Conscious and effective use of resources is the topic we chose for ourselves and foodsharing is what brought us all together. The faces you encounter at Kanthaus can vary because we are part of a big network of ecological and social people from Germany and beyond. Normally there are around 10 people present at Kanthaus; when we hold events it can be way more but it's seldomly less. [...]"
Traumschule Riebau [Altmark, Germany]
Traumschule is located in the area of Altmark, Germany. It is dedicated to the Freiräume foundation as an open space and platform for actions. It is one spot in a wider network of nomadbases promoting the concept of free learning, self-organized skillsharing and DIY projects. It is located in the area of in.
The place contains a former NVA military building with workshops, a historical train station and 4 hectare with some permaculture and fruit trees.
Synergie Hub + Décentrale [Mont-Soleil, Switzerland]
The Synergiehub is an open network that invites you to participate in projects for fair economy, grassroots governance, free education and citizen journalism. The projects include activities in the domains of agriculture, housing, health and technology. We strive to co-create a future that embraces Permaculture principles in all aspects of life. Wherever you are, at home or on the road, you are where you need to, to be involved. We work glocally around the world and from the Décentrale, an old art-nouveau villa that you can come and stay at and make your part-time home.
The Décentrale property on Mont-Soleil, Switzerland is the home of no one and the part-time home of many. It is an open space used by many projects that are self-organised through the Synergiehub. The property is owned by the non-profit Permavillages association, administered by the Coopérative Décentrale and is itself self-organised through the Synergiehub as well.
At the heart of the one hectare property, an old art-nouveau villa houses up to 16 people and provides workshop rooms, the kitchen and social living space. The surrounding park offers additional shelter in the form of tiny houses, caravan, tipi and yurt. The mix of park trees, open meadows and forest provide a good opportunity to develop an edible forest garden.
Eotopia [Saône-et-Loire, France]
Web: http://www.eotopia.org/ Vegan gift-economy eco village
Aurora community [Romania]
"May all the particles of the Universe, even the darkest spots, be permeated by Love.
May the Light shine on this Planet through the quiet mind and pure hearts of Man and may the Divine Plan be restored on Earth. "
Nomadic Village [mobile tribe in Europe]
http://nomadic.cd (Yearly 2-week gathering, different EU places)
Artists on the road
"Artists, researchers, activists, hackers, those who intentionally displace themselves to seek encounters that not only influence their work but form it; those who work without borders and constantly respond to situations, places and people along their journey, those who have an autonomous working and living mobile setup
Since 2009 the Nomadic Village has been a 2 weeks annual settlement of Artists on the road. The nomadic artists’ mobile homes/ateliers form the structure of the Village around On The Road Productions’ Steyr-Ikarus bus, which acts as its townhall. In this autonomous enviroment participants can freely experiment with new ways of working; it stimulates creativity and exchange, and attracts local people to observe and participate in the process."
Ecoaldea [Cabeceiras de Basto , Portugal]
The Internet Farm [Dahmetal, Germany]
(80km south of Berlin)
Co-working & Co-living space for people interested in sustainability. Started sept 2017.
Creating a community aimed at self-sustainability, bio-diversity and unlearning. Have animals (eco) to produce milk & eggs & woll.
There is also an old water mill (still working) and several buildings.
Welcoming volunteers too.
Les Moulins de Paillard [Poncé-sur-le-Loir, France]
(200km SW of Paris)
Contemporary Art Center and Artists Residencies
" Les Moulins de Paillard is an alternative space founded by artists to support projects in all fields of contemporary art. The main missions of the association are production, exposition and diffusion of works of contemporary art, both fine and performing. Our aim is to forward current cultural issues and interests while exchanging with and promoting the French rural or regional communities of the Sarthe, the Loire and Cher and the Indre and Loire."
Verbeke Foundation [Kemzeke, Belgium]
A live-in residency, people work and live together for a working period (e.g. 3 months up to some years) in which they get sleeping accomodation, food and work- + exhibition space in return for helping sustaining the (open air) museum and workshops.
Openorbi [~ Soria, Spain]
NE of Madrid
Started 2020. Built 2 geodesic domes, want to organize journeys & have people live outside of the cities.
#coworking #coliving (but not only "digital nomads"!)
<---------------------------- (new) PLANNING ↓
Arcology Builders [Michigan/Arizona, USA]
We are a cooperative investment and land stewardship project that develops sustainable community housing that remains permanently affordable.
We have a 4-person community home in Wayne County, Michigan (Detroit Arcology) and are developing 40 aces in Navajo County in eastern Arizona (Snowflake Arcology).
Arcology Builders is named after Paolo Soleri's concept of arcology, an integration of architecture and ecology that reimagines future urban environments to be dense, walkable, low-energy, and co-existing with nature.
In contrast and complementing this original approach, we seek to regenerate and renovate big urban buildings where they exist, especially in cities that go through cyclical economic declines and where there is a need for permanently affordable housing.
No Mad Island [Isla Tesoro, Panama]
Buying an island
Since late 2017: accepting shares (looking for 500 people)
* Isla Majagual ... (what happened to this?)
Earth SkyLab [Portugal?]
Organising camps ?
"The Reddit Island Project is dedicated to creating an affordable, sustainable, and self-sufficient modern island community by leveraging the financial resources, individual skills, state-of-the-art technology and entrepreneurial investment provided by the inhabitants. Reddit Island will strive to build this new city through residential and commercial real estate, eco-tourism, free market enterprise and by promoting the values of collaboration, volunteerism and mutual respect for all who seek to call Reddit Island their home."
The RBE10K Project
"RBE10K (R.B.E. ten thousand) is a minimalist (simple living) or eco-communalist project seeking to implement a model experimental Resource-Based Economic Model (RBEM) system. The experiment is being designed and planned mainly through the project's Wiki (http://en.rbem.org/wiki/RBE10K), and supported by other tools like this Facebook page, TZM Network, VK, Bettermeans, Libreplan, and others. The project initiated on 1st January 2013, and is intended to finalise by December 2014 (two years), and implement the two-year-long experimental community beginning on January 2015"
ProtoTribal [Arizona, USA]
http://CampExist.org now http://www.prototribal.org/
ProtoTribal is a non-profit, decentralized, collaborative project with the goal of developing and spreading ideas that will allow us to thrive sustainably, off grid, outside of civilization.
We’re working on fun, low cost, DIY green tech projects to provide shelter, transportation, water, power, and communication and will be hosting and appearing at festivals and workshops soon!
This site is in development. If you’re hungry for more info, check back regularly as we’ll be adding content regularly!
Digital Nomad Eco-Village
"This group is to facilitate the discussion and creation of the Digital Nomad Eco-Village to be based in the south of Spain. We are looking at crowd-funding land and property for the digital nomad eco-village - possibly in partnership with an existing eco-village. The place will act as a refuge for digital nomads, startups, artists, world-changers, mavericks and unemployables escaping corporate capture of the modern world and seeking new systems/alternatives of living. -100% Renewable Energy -Sustainable Organic Agriculture -Gift Economy/ Resource Based Economy -Automation -Open Source -Abundance Generation for All "
UnSystem "Opensource City"
"The Venus Project proposes an alternative vision of what the future can be if we apply what we already know in order to achieve a sustainable new world civilization. It calls for a straightforward redesign of our culture in which the age-old inadequacies of war, poverty, hunger, debt and unnecessary human suffering are viewed not only as avoidable, but as totally unacceptable."
Kraftwerk1 [Zurich, Switzerland]
Kraftwerk1 is a cooperative and grassroots housing and workspace project with three settlements located in and around Zurich. It started as an experiment in the real estate crisis of the 1990s, departing from the vision of a worldwide movement of appropriation of former industrial areas, toward shaping “a new civilisation beyond work.” Kraftwerk1 became a collective, self-organized, environmentally and economically sustainable urban alternative, within a mix of residential, social and commercial spaces. [...] Through the process of development and (daily) living, Kraftwerk1 contributes to the renaissance of the traditional cooperative movement in Zurich. Its members developed environmental standards, operational concepts, and collaborative activities in dialogue among themselves and the elected cooperative bodies
* connections to work of p.m. and "bolo'bolo"?
* connections to o500?
< GRIFTER WARNING >
Colectivo CeiloTierra [Andalusia, Spain]
Greetings! We are a diasporic team of technologists, permaculturists, entrepeneurs and community developers;
(an exceptional blend of cynics, healers, programmers and business angels!)
Simply, we are folks wishing to live and work cooperatively towards sustainable acquisions, restorative farming operations, collective regenerative landscape management and afforestion across the wider Andalusia region of southern Spain.
"Collaboration lies at the heart of productivity and innovation, especially when teams are spread across different locations."
LIST: DEFUNCT (?)
< GRIFTER WARNING >:
as of at least September 2017 all places are either suggested or inactive
actually, any implication that this project is functional (or ever was) is BS
"The unMonastery is a social clinic for the future. It is a place-based social innovation is aimed at addressing the interlinked needs of empty space, unemployment and depleting social services by embedding committed, skilled individuals within communities that could benefit from their presence"
* selectively open to public (calls to participation + selection process)
* Matera, Italy not active in late 2015 (?)
* Athens, Greece coliving group running (late 2015)
* Status update article from 2015-11-16: http://medium.com/@unmonastery/unmonastery-the-year-ahead-2f082b000a7a
* "Unmonastery BIOS" (unreleased) and Code/Uncode book
* They've distilled a kind of code of conduct inspired by monastary life: "Book of mistakes"
yunity Wupphouse [Erlangen, Germany]
UPDATE : Whole project is dead
yunity defines itself as "a multi-saving and sharing project - food, items, skills, transport, spaces... "
atm in a old, partly burned down trainstation near Leipzig and trying to repair it. Discussing about suspending the project because of the high damage
current yunity projects: http://project.yunity.org/#projects and Wiki: http://yunity.atlassian.net/wiki
project updates: http://yunity.org/en/heartbeat
Hacker Halfway House [NYC, USA]
(slides describe) "Disaster of coliving" / "a hackerspace people actually lived in" ~2004 ?
slides (in Flash?) stored here, also pictured in this 21c3 presentation
Casa Robino [Amsterdam]
a nomadbase, 2008-2012
Private; mostly "hackers"
Emerging Leader Labs [NY, USA]
Kovalam Ezhuthu Kalari / KEK [India]
New Hackbase <sva
Building Man [UK?]
Nomadbase Lisbon [Portugal]
Temporary December 2015 - January 2016
Nomadbase.Eu [Borislavtsi, Bolgaria]
Nomadic people seek new pastures, new lands and new futures.
Here at the NomadBase, you can set roots for a short time to unwind, commune and learn.
A fresh initiative to create the change we would like to see in the world.
* http://www.facebook.com/nomadskabaza (FB)
* http://www.facebook.com/groups/1674584162772471/ (FB group)
Since November 2015.
Update: all pages down.
Project Nomadland.org [south Spain?]
Update 2020: all pages down.
Reset Society [Malaga, Spain]
a technology focused initiative to build an economically viable, environmentally sound and socially responsible community in a small town. http://www.resetsociety.com
Update 2021: domain down.
LIST: UMBRELLA ORGANISATIONS
The Mietshäuser Syndikat [Germany, ~100 projects]
"Apartment-house syndicate". Some sort of a mutualist co-op?
* provides advice to self-organized house projects interested in the Syndikat’s model
* invests in projects so that they can be taken off the real estate market
* helps with its know-how in the area of project financing
* initiates new projects
Projects + map:
Ecohackerfarm [Germany, ~2 projects]
Ecohackerfarm is an organisation to collect tools, methods and provide help for creating an ecological self sustainable hackbase (defined by their ideals: http://wiki.ecohackerfarm.org/ideals ).
Freiräume foundation [Germany, ??? projects]
Stiftung Freiräume promotes the idea of open spaces dedicated to political organizing without formal hierarchies, preset rules or laws and.
Federation of Egalitarian Communities
"The FEC is a union of Egalitarian Communities which have joined together in our common struggle to create a lifestyle based on Equality, Cooperation, and Harmony with the Earth."
One Community Global
Development of open source tools
Places and Artists Network
PAN Forum is a network of artists and art residencies working toward Self Reliance, people and places who develop their own means of basic sustenance and their own conditions for work
LIST: RESEARCH ORGANISATIONS
Also check out the 🔗postuni systematic.
N55 art collective [Copenhagen/DK]
"N55 is a Copenhagen-based Scandinavian art collective which was founded in 1994. They work with art and everyday life. Over the years, N55 have achieved international recognition for their projects. All of N55's work is freely accessible; their books, manuals and images can be seen online and are not copyrighted."
* developing modular cargo bikes and trikes and has designed rolling modules that create temporary useable spaces and shelters in unused places.
* also have a list of properties around the world that nomads can use freely to camp on and maybe even set up hackbases on as well: here!
* Manuals !!!
ID22: Institute for Creative Sustainability [Berlin/DE]
"a multidisciplinary, non-profit organization based in the urban lab we know as Berlin. A focus is on the theory and practice of creative sustainability, emphasizing self-organization and local urban initiatives. The Institute coordinates educational services, networking events and publications exploring CoHousing in the context a post-growth, democratic urban development."
Makrolab, by Marko Peljhan [Ljubljana/SLO]
"Makrolab is an autonomous communications, research and living unit and space, capable of sustaining concentrated work of 4 people in isolation/insulation conditions for up to 120 days. The project started in 1994 and was first realised during an art exhbition, documenta X in Kassel in 1997. [...] Makrolab has a projected life span of 10 years. The project has ended its active life in 2007."
* http://www.makery.info/en/2017/07/25/marko-peljhan-lutopie-materialisee-du-makrolab-12/ !
* http://www.pogledi.si/kritike/makrolab-kot-druzbena-kritika (in Slovenian)
* http://www.artscatalyst.org/makrolab-scotland (Scottish deployment)
LIST: NETWORKS, GROUPS, CHANNELS
... mailing lists, social media groups, boards, forums, ...
NEW / UNSORTED
Three initiatives related in many ways to everything listed here.
an eco village
Utopia Now Village, FB discussion group via http://masonphd.net/
Priscilla Queen Of the Medina @ Morocco, artist residence
http://www.euboea.io/ <--- ??? link down at the moment
Embassy Network "a global housing layer for the new world"
* now has a Berlin location
* has "DRFT" in beta, an "internal currency"
USA SCENE ???
* Solar Living Institute
it's a biig scene.. my unscientific impression is that it's rather more pervasive here than in Europe.
Much of the US is "off-grid," for practical and sometimes cultural/political reasons. Going out to the colonies or the frontier was and is a sort of going off-grid, after all, all along.
For sources, Appropedia.org comes to mind, Mother Earth News, Home Power Magazine, many other off-grid / homestead / survivalist / "prepper" magazines and sites.
Whole Earth Catalog was a very influential publication in this space 1968-72 and occasionally after; and various offshoots of it continue to influence, like its 'Shelter' section head Lloyd Kahn's offshoot Shelter Publishing, still going strong, based in Bolinas just N. of San Francisco. Maker movement and Maker Faire organization has strong lineage to that and Bay Area / NorCal scene.
MEDIALAB PRADO @ Madrid/ESP
"has 3 residency rooms"
<boodaville, asked about similar projects:
* ecodharma, http://www.ecodharma.com/ :
The Eco-Dharma Centre is situated in a beautiful and wild part of the Catalan Pyrenees. We offer courses, events and retreats which support the realisation of our human potential and the development of an ecological consciousness honouring our mutual belonging within the web of life – drawing on the Buddhist Dharma and the emerging ecological paradigms of our time
* permacultura barcelona ... http://www.permacultura-bcn.org/ http://twitter.com/PermaBCN
* 12p permaculture design, http://12pdesign.net/ :
12 Principles Permaculture Design is a Mediterranean-based permaculture education and consulting organisation. Our talented and experienced associates offer a wide range of learning opportunities, and are capable of assessing, designing and implementing projects based on the the ethics, principles, and strategies of permaculture
* permamed ... http://permamed.org/
* maslallum ... http://www.maslallum.es/ :
Welcome to Mas la Llum; Casa Rural Ecological Tourism. Located in Arenys de Lledó, in the Matarranya, Mas la Llum has three hectares of forest with a large terrace and garden. Surrounded by an excellent environment: Algars the river at the foot of the Natural Park in Beseit Ports. Mas la Llum is a House of Rural Ecotourism ecological self-built with natural elements: straw bales, wood, mud and natural clay paints; is self-sufficient and operates with 100% renewable energy.
All of these look primarily like "education communities", offering programs to financially sustain the fixed residents there, ... than "open infrastructure" bases with their own research agendas, etc.
UK, 2 sites
The Clearing is a vision of the future in the grounds of Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park
The Clearing is a vision of the future in the grounds of Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park. We’re building a living, breathing encampment, in the shadow of the former stately home, where people can come together to learn how to live in the world that’s coming our way. From March to December 2017, The Clearing will become part school, part shelter and part folly.
For more information on global temperatures, food scarcity, migration, water scarcity, soil degradation and peak everything, please click the links.
cool worksops: http://www.the-clearing.info/workshops/
"Loural Village is a small eco village in central Portugal which is being restored. Permaculture and workshops, meditations and healing, inhaling the natural beauty, eating home produce and feeling renewed. Live life as it is meant to be, care for the earth, in community with others. // We want to receive permanent inhabitants, locals, travelers, hikers, and anyone that wants to enjoy the nature and the peacefulness of the site for some days or weeks. Loural will be an open village, also and definitely not in the least for local people, to enjoy a coffee and pay a visit on a free day."
* http://www.pandorahub.co/ruralcoliving-autumnsafari16 "Safari"
Capitalist / Entrepreneurial
"they do the (pyrolisis?) woodgas burning thing and that powers their Precious Plastic things as well ... shredders, extruders, ovens, injection molding etc"
lithuania hacker project gone wrong, not existing, turned out to be a scam?
The terms transition town, transition initiative and transition model refer to grassroot community projects that aim to increase self-sufficiency to reduce the potential effects of peak oil, climate destruction, and economic instability.
above: COLIVING/EXPERIMENTAL SPACES,
below: INTERESTING !!!
Welcome to Sunbeam City's wiki. Sunbeam City is a solarpunk collective.
Solarpunks cherish nature, progress and science; the individual and the community.
They believe in a world that is green, colourful, and bright. It can be described as a literary genre, an aesthetic, or a movement. The key points are:
- An emphasis on renewable energy, especially solar power.
- A demand for technology and society to re-centre around sustainability, longevity, and balance.
- A focus on decentralisation, community activism, social justice and civic empowerment.
- A recognition that economic, social, and ecological injustices are all deeply inter-connected.
Alt Terra Commons
"Vision For An Innovative Communal Egalitarian And Sustainable Intentional Community: If you have always wanted to Join and/or Help Develop a New Intentional Community, now is your chance! Please Visit our Main Website for all the Details and Join Us Today"
hosting for activism
Free School, oustide Brno, CZ
‘Free School’ is my own study (as a self-given job) mixed with many things I’ve seen or experiences so far. It’s the best of the best in a real life reflection of what works and what does so that you can actually use the information.
Take negative things and use / avoid them in the future for positive things.
Take positive things and use them in the future for solving negative things.
Open Source Circular Economy Days
The Open Source Circular Economy Days was a global campaign and collaboration to kickstart a global discourse and movement that uses and promotes Open Source as an enabler for a sustainable Circular Economy.
The core of the project have been 4 global events (2015-2018). Groups from more than 100 cities across the globe participated with local events to discuss, invent and build open source circular solutions.
(2021/02 : seems dead since 2019/2020)
Art Tech Nature Culture
is a global community of practice for creative experimenters across disciplines who care about social and ecological transformation. In increasingly precarious times, how can we build new ways forward that challenge the status quo? Our ways of addressing this and our backgrounds are diverse, but we are united by a shared interest in using creative practices (e.g. arts, design, culture, hacking, activism) to explore alternative futures that rethink, rebuild and heal.
One of our greatest challenges in the 21st Century will be to cultivate the capacities to intentionally guide social change using the best combinations of science, technology, organizational management, and artistic expression. In other words, humanity needs a design science for intentional social change that can be applied to increase community wellbeing for families, businesses, cities and towns, regions, and nations.
This is what I call Culture Design. It is an applied science of cultural evolution that seeks to merge design practices with community development efforts using the rigors of integrative social science methodologies. By supporting this work, you will be invited into the world of culture design hosted by the pioneer who has spent more than two decades laying the groundwork for this urgently needed framework that combines research and social change practice.
Sende @ Loberia, Spain
2021: i heard they want to go without money, only to work contribution (?)
Sende is a rural coworking and coliving space in northern Spain
Mountain houses and gardens optimized for getting your job done. Enjoy the company of like-minded people, homemade food, and supportive ambiance."
Focused more on "creative", "startup", "innovation", "digital nomads" ...
"biggest of this kind in spain"
The Diggers were a group of Protestant radicals in England, sometimes seen as forerunners of modern anarchism, and also associated with agrarian socialism and Georgism. Gerrard Winstanley's followers were known as True Levellers in 1649 and later became known as Diggers, because of their attempts to farm on common land.
Their original name came from their belief in economic equality based upon a specific passage in the Acts of the Apostles. The Diggers tried (by "levelling" land) to reform the existing social order with an agrarian lifestyle based on their ideas for the creation of small, egalitarian rural communities. They were one of a number of nonconformist dissenting groups that emerged around this time.
In 1649 at St. George’s Hill, in England, a group of landless peasants who called themselves the Diggers told the landlords “Your claims to this land are based on robbery, and we declare them null and void.” They tore down the enclosures and began cultivating the land. It’s time for us to do the same with money.
Kommune 1 / K1
"""Kommune 1 or K1 was a politically motivated commune in Germany. It was created on 12 January 1967, in West Berlin and finally dissolved in November 1969. Kommune 1 developed from the extraparliamentary opposition of the German student movement of the 1960s. It was intended as a counter-model against the small middle-class family, as a reaction against a society that the commune thought was very conservative."""
mars college, USA
Mars College is an educational program, R&D lab, and residential community dedicated to cultivating a low-cost, high-tech lifestyle.
🏜️ Live in nature: Secure your livelihood from an idyllic location, and escape the hamster wheel of urban professional life.
🛠️ Build a home:Learn how to convert a tiny house, live the vanlife, or form a caravan with your friends.
💻 Harness technology: Study and leverage emerging technologies under your own terms. Work remote, develop an internet business, or climb up the gig economy.
😎 Reclaim your autonomy: Practice self-reliance and thrive in the face of meager circumstances, personal adversity, and global instability.
Seems like a bunch of libertair Americans doing Burning Man also in their free time
Let's see where it goes in 3 years
Lowtech magazine & kris de decker
UNESCO LINKS "Traditional Knowledge Database"
(though - i really want those icons in the lowtech mag image!)
more UNESCO programmes !
hacklab01 @ Zagreb, Croatia
* hackn3t open call: residencies https://hacklab01.org/hackn3t
* fu:bar glitch art festival
* fb group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hacklab01/
Dexter's Lab & The Jetsons cartoons
Oh yeah, definitely early 1990s Cartoon Network
* Dexter lives and works in his house
* Jetsons dramatically re-engineered their conditions ... The best episode was the one where they went to live away on some random planet with some weird fruit/cocounts
Casa Jasmina @ Torino, IT
#iot primer +bruce.sterling
Azart - ship of fools
an ocean-faring theatre group, for 30 years
(Historic, 2008 concept ... refers to "being born in 2002")
some sort of a proto-hackbase !
2020-09-29 : sent an email, maybe somebody responds
John Thackara is a writer, advisor and event producer. For more than thirty years he has traveled the world in a search of stories about the practical steps taken by communities to realise a sustainable future. He writes about these stories online, and in books; he uses them in talks for cities, and business; he also organizes festivals and events that bring the subjects of these stories together.
Patrick T Anderson & Product Futures Foundation
interesting #hypermedia system
lots of #protocols speak
TRES HOMBRES sailboat ship
Tres Hombres is named after the three friends who started a clean shipping movement in 2007. The engine-less brigantine transports sustainable and organic cargo between South, Central and North America and Europe. Tres Hombres has become a shining example of the existing possibilities for alternative shipping methods and she is the ambassador for sail-powered cargo shipping worldwide. She carries a maximum of 40 tons of organic and traditionally crafted goods like Tres Hombres Rum, Cocoa, Coffee, Honey & Canned Fish.
REGENERATIVE LIVING CHARTER
(warn: unchecked, got via right-libertarian link)
full resource <becha !!
a radical community "tech is not neutral" space
@ LA, California, USA
"""Tools for beings which are socially equal, humanly different and totally free."""
* big on Faircoin
* workflow infra (jitsi, cloud, etherpad, etc)
* Soberanía tecnológica
* https://mapo.komun.org : big map of alternative & commons currencies project
an essay by Eric Hunting
BOOK: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecotopia (1975)
Dominic / @spacetimebird:
Very impressive listing of affinity groupations, focused on UK & coop/platform cooperatives
A "permanent rainbow gathering"
(via contact at 36c3)
The Inventors' Guild is a collective of eight creative entrepreneurs who have combined their skills and resources.We break the boundaries of the disciplines and combine art with technique, technology with craft and creativity with construction.
Steven K. Roberts, N4RVE
Open E Land
""""We’re setting up a property in Extremadura, western Spain, to be a free space for working on various open source projects; in the vein of energy and food production, water use, communications, structural building, or anything else which could prove of value to the world. All makeable by the general public using basic tools with sustainable, natural and recycled materials. """
This does not seem to exist after 2012, definitely not in 2019
Zone to Defend or ZAD (French: zone à défendre) is a French neologism used to refer to a militant occupation that is intended to physically blockade a development project. The ZADs are organized particularly in areas with an ecological or agricultural dimension, notably in the permanent blockade village which helped to defeat the Aéroport du Grand Ouest, a proposed airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, north of Nantes.
"sort of alike philosophy to hackbases but shinier"
""" Here is a space to collect and aggregate data, campaigning material, and everything that can help kicking the "Google campus" out of Kreuzberg, and Google out of our lives! Check a gallery of urban art and other interventions in the streets! """
(via the Clearing)
Transformative Social Innovation | Research | Practically relevant theory | FP7 | Europe & Latin America
funded by @EU_H2020 |
(a friend @lanzarote)
BANK OF THE COMMONS
Hello, I'm Mara, from a new no-profit association here in Playa Honda:
We are just start with a 3D printers y arduino projects, and we are collaborating with another association in Las Palmas:
Envienta Open Source Ecology
all from 🔗postuni
like +waag !
* """... a thriving cultural campus of ten buildings across an 11acre rural site in south Cambridgeshire which hosts experimental
residencies for UK and international artists, and delivers a critically acclaimed public programme of gallery exhibitions and events including conferences, symposia, workshops and music events."""
"""Our bank was founded on the conviction that banking can be a powerfull force for good. We offer a range of financial and banking services to savers, investors and entrepreneurs who want to change the world for the better. By connecting these groups, we are building a community of people united in their desire to make a positive impact on society, culture and environment.""""""
""" Community Rule (Hebrew: סרך היחד, Serekh haYahad), which is designated 1QS and was previously referred to as the Manual of Discipline, is one of the first scrolls to be discovered near khirbet (ruin of) Qumran, the scrolls found in the eleven caves between 1947 and 1954 are now referred to simply as the Dead Sea Scrolls."""
A live-in artspace in Antwerp ... possibly aa hackbase?
* Permanently hosting ~3-4 people
* Residency periods of up to 3months for 1 extra (individual) artist
* A constant open base for any ally in need for a bed.
The space offers:
* public printing room
* open kitchen
* roof garden + solar pannel
* own server
* small central / public space (in- & outdoors to host events)
More via → https://www.samenschool.org/
LIOS labs arts & ecology residencies are being co-designed as playgrounds for earthly survival. Imagined to expand experimental fields of creative activity, they hold spaces for loving, crying, dancing and believing that small scale actions are fundamental for planetary change. Embedded in damaged nature, LIOS labs invite to learn from earth, her elements, locals, unexpected inhabitants, phenomenons and mistakes.
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