What would you like to build, explore or learn on DIY welfare when systems fail? Tell us what to include in the OpenVillage festival!


Meet people who are doing it. Learn how to do it. Build it together. 

19-20-21 OCTOBER


The OpenVillage Festival is dedicated to dedicated to bringing together existing projects into a demo of a new health and social care system powered by open source, community driven solutions. We are interested what participants already are doing in different parts of the world, and what we can do together.

What would you like to build, explore or learn about DIY welfare when systems fail? Tell us!

# OpenVillage is a no-spectators event: All content is contributed by participants. The program is curated around a number of themes, each approaching from a different angle the question of how we take care of one another as old welfare models and systems fail.

Contribute towards creating an inspiring, generative and fun experience for all. 

Help us to shape a theme in exchange for a free full access pass to the #openvillage in 3 simple steps!  

Step 1:

Share thoughtful feedback to move our initiatives forward! We ask everyone to read and comment stories about 3 other participants’ intiatives. In part it’s to ensure that people know about what others are doing, as well as to start building generative relationships between peers. Pick a story from those listed here, read it and post a thoughtful comment. Do this for two more stories.

Step 2:

Suggest one care related theme or burning question that is highly relevant for your professional and personal development! Can it be somehow exhibited at the event? Tell us how this would look in practice, what resources you have and what is needed from the other participants.Upload a description of the theme and discuss in our Coordination group.

Step 3:

Propose and engage one speaker on the theme/topic/burning question! Know someone who is doing groundbreaking work in care and should participate or exhibit at the Village? Invite them along and let’s feature them in the program. Report back by posting an update in our Coordination group.

Got questions, reflections or general suggestions? Post them here for a response within 24 hours!