Antiheroes took part in the ECF (European Cultural Foundation) Idea Camp few weeks ago. More info http://www.culturalfoundation.eu/idea-camp/. The initiative, promoted by ECF + 7 cultural hubs in EU and neighbor countries, targeted ideas that engage people in re- defining and shaping public space in Europe.
As one of the 50 finalists we’re now competing for 25 R&D grants (max € 10,000 each) to make our idea grow. Short recap:
ANTIHEROES MISSION: create a safe space to talk about failure in the context of the social innovation movement. We are following a gut feeling telling us that many initiatives are there to create social change but very few people are sharing what’s not working. Mistakes are reapeted and collective learning isn’t happening at a meaningful scale.
We want to start a conversation on failures on the Edgeryders platform and conduct online ethnography. Goal: exploratory (for us) + helping the 50 ECF Idea Camp participants developing ideas on how to re-shape public space not repeating recurrent mistakes thanks to our findings.
I will upload our research proposal during this weekend, any feedback is more than welcome.