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The OpenVillage Festival is a no-spectator event. Everyone can contribute something, whether it is curating a track at the event, facilitating a session, making a video or helping to coordinate rideshares.

Here is how you can get started on making the best festival ever:

1. Introduce yourself / Propose a session: Click on this "Create a Post" link and write a little about who you are and what you are interested in. What would you like to explore at the OpenVillage Festival? Think format of what you want to do, how long you need and logistic requirements. If in doubt see this example.

2. Create or take on a task: Looking for something concrete to do? Write to community@edgeryders and we can find a  set of tasks you can complete in exchange for a ticket. Right now it's local outreach & engagement, as well as design & storytelling

Contribute more! Drop in our weekly online community gatherings on Wednesdays at 18:00 CET here or contact community@edgeryders.eu

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Nuka? Anyone have connections with the Nuka System of Care Alaska?

I've cut and paste the text below from the web - just wondered if anyone had existing links as it sounds as though there's potential connections for OpenCare in general?

"Southcentral Foundation is a non-profit health care organisation serving a population of around 60,000 Alaska Native and American Indian people in Southcentral Alaska, supporting the community through what is known as the Nuka System of Care (Nuka being an Alaska Native word meaning strong, giant structures and living things).

Connecting common questions

During last night's community call, we discussed the need to connect the different themes of the festival to each other as to not lose the advantage of the diversity represented. A way to do it is clustering around big questions that many of us have, and then involving different perspectives to find answers during more generalized sessions.

Galway Monastery

Galway Monastery: 30min (time flexible) presentation by Bernard McGlinchey with slideshow.

- PreMonanstery

- Galway Monastery 01: Ecohack, Artshack, Techhack.

- Collaborations and Outcomes

 

TBC- Teachín: 30min (time flexible) presentation on tiny houses and eco regeneration by Pat Keady

TBC- Growtech: 30min (time flexible) presentaion on low cost hackable electronics by Ken O'Regan

Session: Complexities of Water - Investigating Clean Water for Community.

For the session I will give a lecture of 40 min on making complex information accessible. It is an active session with visuals, sound and video. After the lecture, there is room for discussion. The movie about water issues at Bagmati River in Kathmandu, Nepal can also be shown, to serve as an example.

combating drug use and abuse :a case of mombasa kenya

In relation to what i bring on to the open village festival, i intend to lay out the underlying reasons why we have a lot of youths engaged in drug abuse in africa and its social-economical effects of developing-world countries.

i would to demonistrate the importance strong communities towards combating the drug menace and eventually creating awereness with views eradication of the drug menace.

What posts and calls to action to we push out this week?

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Hi Guys, please add in a comment below something we could highlight this week on social media. It could be relevant to a specific on going activity, a topic which interests you or a burning question/insight you have. Ideally something relevant to something currentlybeing explored/ discussed on at, and include the er Url for people who want to contribute....

This will then be pushed out via our social media channel and weekly community newsletter....

Join the Local Outreach and Engagement team!

Hi and welcome to the Outreach team! 

Taking on this challenge gives you a ticket to the OpenVillage Festival.

The challenge is:

How we can tell the story of the OpenVillage Festival in a way that appeals to the interests and needs of people doing inspiring work in Belgium and the neighbouring countries. More specifically, how to engage Belgians and others based in the region to participate actively in the OpenVillage Festival: present their initiatives, the story of what they are doing and why, and answer questions and comments here on the platform.

[Event launch] Follow up with OpenandChange partners

While we are adding final touches to the OpenVillage launch, we plan a personalized message to our partners that includes:

1) Save the Date and register for OpenVillage
2) Take on Communication and Business modeling (?) roles in preparation for it: 5 memberships available (opencall upcoming)
3) Take on Curation role: Fellowships (see main menu link)
4) Maker Residency in Milano (see main menu link)

These are the concrete opportunities for continuing the work which has been done in openandchange.
Am I missing something?

Galway Monastery

Galway Monastery: 30min (time flexible) presentation by Bernard McGlinchey with slideshow.

- PreMonanstery

- Galway Monastery 01: Ecohack, Artshack, Techhack.

- Collaborations and Outcomes

 

TBC- Teachín: 30min (time flexible) presentation on tiny houses and eco regeneration by Pat Keady

TBC- Growtech: 30min (time flexible) presentaion on low cost hackable electronics by Ken O'Regan

Session: Complexities of Water - Investigating Clean Water for Community.

For the session I will give a lecture of 40 min on making complex information accessible. It is an active session with visuals, sound and video. After the lecture, there is room for discussion. The movie about water issues at Bagmati River in Kathmandu, Nepal can also be shown, to serve as an example.

combating drug use and abuse :a case of mombasa kenya

In relation to what i bring on to the open village festival, i intend to lay out the underlying reasons why we have a lot of youths engaged in drug abuse in africa and its social-economical effects of developing-world countries.

i would to demonistrate the importance strong communities towards combating the drug menace and eventually creating awereness with views eradication of the drug menace.

Circles of openness

Dear Edgeryders, 

I'd like to share an experience about resilient community practices. Last year I organized a series of meetings in Utrecht, The Netherlands. First they were about Free living and money, later they were about freedom and transforming trauma's through awareness as I felt a desire to treat a more direct approach about individual transformation. I call these meetings "Circles of openness". 

Health Autonomy at the End of the World

As we continue to struggle in NYC, many changes have come about since we last wrote of the Woodbine Health Autonomy Center and our thoughts After Occupy. The chaos of the world seems to grow larger, pushing us to further investigate the materiality of autonomy. The growing migrant crisis in Europe, the rise of proto-fascist forces across the world, the election of Trump here in the US.

ARTS for Differently Able and Other Initiatives

After our first initiative we are really enthusiastic for our future endeavors as we participated in a workshop based on “Theater for Differently Able” which is funded by British Council Bangladesh along with an expert from U.K, Jeany Sealy  who herself is a deaf and also one of the organizers of London Paralympics. We are hopeful as the entire project is entitled “A different Shakespeare”, and all the actors and actresses are differently able, being deaf or physically immovable.

Nuka? Anyone have connections with the Nuka System of Care Alaska?

I've cut and paste the text below from the web - just wondered if anyone had existing links as it sounds as though there's potential connections for OpenCare in general?

"Southcentral Foundation is a non-profit health care organisation serving a population of around 60,000 Alaska Native and American Indian people in Southcentral Alaska, supporting the community through what is known as the Nuka System of Care (Nuka being an Alaska Native word meaning strong, giant structures and living things).

Connecting common questions

During last night's community call, we discussed the need to connect the different themes of the festival to each other as to not lose the advantage of the diversity represented. A way to do it is clustering around big questions that many of us have, and then involving different perspectives to find answers during more generalized sessions.

Proposed text for launch of Reef track

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A few years ago we started paying close attention to care. Available, affordable health and social care was – and still is – unavailable. Not for some unknown person in some distant land, either. For friends and family members, people in our communities, right here. Something had to be done.

Resources for Crowdstorming on twitter

Here's what you need to know if you're organising a crowdstorm. Consider following these steps to announce, prepare, engage, document, follow up on the event.

Call for participation

Save the Hashtag: #OPENVILLAGE Crowdstorm xxth of Month at xx:xx CET

As part of the preparation and increasing the buzz for the OpenVillage event we would like to invite everyone to a crowdstorm, the @edgeryders alternative to a press conference on social media: an online event at a set date and time.