So I’ve just spent the last few days with the person behind New Eelam at the economic space agency workshops, and I think there could be some strong alignment with what OpenVillage and the reef is exploring.
In short they’re developing a real-estate technology company with network effects. Like a distributed evolution of a housing co-operative with a global roaming subscription. They’re exploring IoT and new forms of citizenship as well as local participatory budgeting projects and aquaponics.
I’ve had some long conversations with Christopher based on my own explorations in collective living and mobility, and of course because of my interest in what we’re exploring here. The project is still in early stages so there’s a lot of flexibilty and openness for collaboration. Christopher is very curious about Edgeryders and I can arrange a skype or meeting to talk more if there’s collective desire.
I also met Dylan who’s behind another model that could be worthwhile for us to explore/ collaborate with, EKA unity based out of an abandoned palace in Lisbon, and expanding ttrough a project called, yup, The Village.
I’ll share more on the ECSA workshops in a separate post as I think the xcellerator program could be particularly relevant, but wanted to seed specifically New Eelam here in case it can feed into what’s being scoped for the reef Brussels.
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