Is a refugee camp an actual care system?
Want to hear about how the refugee camps in the north of France function? Who delivers hot meals in Calais, who takes care of clothing in Dunkirk, and how is it funded? Read about L’Auberge, volunteer-driven, donation-based effort to help people - Alex is giving you a walk around the camps where he works.
How do we accept newcomers in society, transform fear into trust, how do we work together?
“I once helped to supply refugees with clothes. Our group of volunteers carried box after box and it would happen that some of the refugees asked to help us. We would refuse their offers and told them that it was okay to go rest and let us do the work. I didn’t realize at that time that we treated them like children, belittling them, taking their integrity and giving them the feeling of uselessness. Out of arrogant goodwill." Help Dennis figure this out!
When life is not about ticking off to-do lists and becoming “successful”, how do we cope?
How many of us feel insecure and vulnerable? How many speak about these issues but fail to deal with own problems? How does the idea of effectiveness make us feel failing and insecure? We invite you to share your thoughts and help Nele figure this out.
Shall we join Pixelache this year?
I came across this festival, calling for ‘Interfaces for Empathy’. Op3nCare is a natural fit for this call with the struggle for new interface for caring. We could use it as a space to meet similar initiatives, in a friendly environment of Lapinlahti, a former hospital and the main venue of the event. How about a one-day sprint to write an application and try that? Who’s in?
Important notice: changes to edgeryders.eu
We are transitioning to a new, improved version of our community site. We have a new navigation system that is live since March, and a new information architecture implemented for the OpenCare group - for now. The new design is meant to encourage members to share stories more than create project spaces (which often are then abandoned on the site and hard to find) and make sense of questions they are trying to figure out as they write the stories. Try it yourself? We also have a new version of the rich text editor now, a much improved image uploading and positioning feature. For technical details and more info do ask in the Dev&Testing group.
Image credit: Illustration commissioned by Edgeryders from Ola Moller