LOTE3 Program

subject to additions and changes – Vai al programma in italiano

Wednesday 30th of October

Early morning Yoga: know your Edge (daily)

From 7:30 to 9 am every day: introduce basic concepts of Yoga practice: movement, breath, attention and intention; the focus of our work will be experiencing our own personal edge. (location tba)

Led by @ronen

Kickstarting Lote3 : Massive Pasta Party

We will be making pasta together with friends in Matera for 200 people (time & location tba)

Led by @valentinabrogna

Thursday 31th of October

Track 1 - upSkilling for change

Track 2 - Build the unMonastery

9:00 - 10:00

Edgeryders meet Matera. Welcoming participants

10:00 - 10:30

Video documentation and upskilling I

Discussion and guidelines for shooting with everyone who wants to work on producing a collaborative video of the event.

Led by @sammuirhead

unMonastic Principles of Administration

An overview of the roles and coordination work in the unMonastery team

Led by @ben

10:30 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:30

Skilling up for online collaboration

How to design it, how to participate in it, how to evolve it. We discuss Edgeryders as a platform for online collaboration.

Led by @alberto & @noemi

The unMonastery: the space and co-design in Matera

Overview and updates on renovation work in The Palazzo del Casale. Session will be held in Italian, with simultaneous translation available.

Led by @antonioelettrico

11:30 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 14:00

Lunch break. Food sharing encouraged!

14:00 - 14:30

Hire yourself! Using Edgeryders as a corporate shell for your projects

How can we help each other make a living as networked individuals? Presenting Edgeryders with ways to use the community infrastructure and registered social enterprise to generate revenue for their work.

Led by @alberto & @nadia

Bearers of the Tradition

The unMonastery hosts outline key aspects of guiding the pilgrims through unMonastic life.

Led by Bembo_Davies.

14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:30

Creating an open, co-being space for unMonasterians and Materani

Brainstorming activities that can bring a group of foreigners closer to locals

Led by @mishek

15:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 16:30

Coffee & snacks

16:30 - 17:00

[DESIGN]ating purpose

Design beyond graphics, beyond screens, beyond user experience; followed by facilitated discussion on how to co-create an improved online EdgeRyders presence.

Led by @iamronen

Parametric Design for unMonastery

Design furniture, walls, mobile objects, lamps, façades, pavillions that can respond to complex and evolving needs of unMonks in Matera

Led by @immaginoteca

17:00 - 17:30
17:30 - 18:00

unHalloween Party (location tba)

Friday 1st of November

Track 1 - upSkilling for change

Track 2 - Build the unMonastery

9:00 - 9:30

Coffee & snacks

9:30 - 10:00

The Burning Edge

Exploring concrete ways in which we, together, can contribute to ensuring the resilience of change makers beyond chronic coping, burnout or depression.

Led by @nadia

Mapping unMonastery challenges with OpenStreetMap

Workshop to transfer the challenges from Google Maps onto OSM

Led by @simonecortesi

10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:00

Future thought: the unMonastery’s 200 years trajectory

An attempt to imagine the unMonastery’s growth, decade by decade, construct a narrative that might point the way for the project – identifying future pitfalls in a geopolitical context.

11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:00

Crowdfunding: doing by learning/learning by doing

Crowdfunding for the next Lote in 2014: can we make that happen together? What can we learn from successful campaigns?

Led by @k11

Presentation Vilfredo goes to Matera

Presentation of a tool to help the process of decision-making in the unMonastery

Led by @pietro speroni

12:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 14:00

Lunch break. Food sharing encouraged!

14:00 - 14:30

Fablabs, hackerspaces etc: financially viable spaces for hardware hacking and digital fabrication

Workshop to try and sketch the business plan of a makerspace in a city like Matera. What are the conditions for it to be viable?

Led by @costantino

14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:30

Replicating unMonastery: unMonastery in-a-box

Workshop about rapid startup, running and evaluation of locality-based social innovation based on unMonastery Matera

Facilitated by @vvorski

15:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 16:30

Coffee & snacks

16:30 - 17:00

Connecting the dots: Developing better software for collaboration at #LOTE3

What key pieces of software we need to build, manage and participate in thriving communities? Collaborative workshop followed by a hackathon.

Facilitated by @elf_pavlik, @nadia

Uniforms: habit and belonging

Workshop to design unMonasterians’ garments.

Led by @zoescope

17:00 - 17:30
17:30 - 18:00

Dinner / drinks (location tba)

Saturday 2nd of November

Track 3 - the unConference

The resilient city: lessons from disaster response and ecosystem management in Matera

Discussion about the city resilience with Pio Acito, leader of Matera’s Agenzia per la Protezione Civile

Facilitated by @ben vickers and @arthurd

Matera 2019 Community meets the Edgeryders

Present local projects & advice sharing for the future of Matera 2019.

Led by @Ilariadauria

Profumo di Svolta meets the Edgeryders

Introduction of the student organisation manifesto, followed by presentation of local activism projects and future collaboration with the unMonastery.

Led by @giuseppe

Leveraging creative networked communities for impact

Types/characteristics of communities, sustainability models, governance, values, how to manage the growth while sticking to your values, collaboration between communities, technical toolkit for community builders

Led by @nadia & @btincq

Skype much? How do we upskill fast in technology and online tools?

Sharing of strategies to become more flexible in teaching ourselves new things as online workers.

Led by @noemi

Photoshooting. How all edgeryders watching Matera territory?

Visiting and taking photos of unique sites in Matera.

Led by @giuseppe


Talk on what crypto currencies can contribute to the gift economy

Led by @guaka

SITTING SERIES FOR WELL-BEING: hack your own neurological system and turn it to better use.

Physical exercises using the Feldenkrais method (a series of 20 minute sessions)

Led by @vidrij_da

Guerrilla Knitting for Change I

Turning a bridge into a rainbow to draw the community’s attention to the deprived areas in Matera.

Led by @ritao

Sound therapy: intro and practice

Two hours workshop on theoretical aspects and use of voice in particular in meditation, communication and therapy.

Led by @fotona

Sunday 3rd of November

Track 3 - the unConference

Video documentation & upskilling II

4 hour collaborative post-production workshop using LOTE3 videos & shots made by participants!Led by @sammuirhead

Guerrilla Knitting for Change II

Turning a bridge into a rainbow to draw the community’s attention to the deprived areas in Matera.

Led by @ritao

Track information

Track 1: Upskilling for change

Skill and tool up for greater impact

The goal of this track is to equip each participant to roll out a project as visionary, compelling and concrete as the unMonastery by the end of 2014. Sessions that would fit well in here: using Egderyders LBG as a corporate infrastructure for your project; how to best collaborate with each other online; how to sell radical projects to corporate/government folks; how to share failure and take care of each other to preserve precious brainpower from burnout.

Alberto Contact @alberto cottica if you want to contribute to this track.

Track 2: Build the unMonastery

Help place the first building blocks

The goal of this track is to design an institution to last 200 years. Sessions that would fit well in here: designing the interiors of the unMonastery; designing the clothing for the unMonasterians; working out protocols of engagement with the local community in Matera and elsewhere.

Contact @ben vickers if you want to contribute to this track.

Track 3: The unconference on the edge

Discover new people, projects & ideas

The goal of this track is to catch up with the cutting edge stuff people within and outside the community are doing. If you want to share your work on a personal project and use the expertise onsite to ask for feedback or find collaborators, you belong here.

Noemi Contact @noemi Salantiu if you want to contribute to this track.