Franz Nahrada /
| COOP CAMP 9.-11.September
Coop Camp is a trans-disciplinary weekend of events that aims to connect the non-formal (and cultural) practices of cooperation in Pirkkanmaa and wider Finland, with the more formal organisational and academic cooperative research, including the network cultural scenes of Pispala Kulttuuriyhdistys and Pixelache Helsinki. For those who join this ‘tietotalkoot’, it will a co-operative camp that will gather not only Finnish perspectives, but those of a more international nature.
The weekend consists of formal and informal presentations in Tampere centre on Friday evening, and Pispala neighbourhood on the Saturday-Sunday.
The Saturday Coop Camp event will take an open organisational style: Instead of pre-selecting all presentations, we encourage certain people to come, as well as make open call for those to turn up on day to share their ideas, perspectives, processes of cooperation, according to the Unconference/BarCamp model. Not limited to just speaking presentations, participants can propose any type of activity that relates or suits cooperation or cooperative action, for example, cooking, construction, game-play, movement or physical actions, problem-solving, and so on.
"Global Villages - the extension of the cooperative village logic to a global energy in the age of communication":
There is no doubt that Information technology has dramatically widened opportunities for global co-operation.Yet we seem to be far away from a considerable impact on any field of material production and life-supporting infrastructures. Whilst in theory we have a lot of plausible points that would favor cooperative research and development between small businesses, social enterprises, non-profits with life-maintainance as their goal, intellectual property is still ruling the world.
The presentation touches on some points and experiences of pilot cases and innovative attempts, whilst in its main part proposing a combination of a technological and ecological pattern language that enables people to shape their local life in diversity. It is a pattern language of Global Villages, of settlements and habitats that combine deep insight into their local resources and development potential with a serious attempt to build an educational structure around a shared process of research and development, where local communities engage in diversity and thematic specialisation to complement each other in bringing about the complexity required to shape the hyperlocal community of tomorrow.
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