Entries from 'PLACES'

Oficinas do Convento

Oficinas do Convento (Covent Workshops) is a self managed cultural organisation in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal. It acts as a production centre, with workshops and collective projects that are presented after conclusion or as work-in-progress to the small city’s public. The value such an initiative cannot be quantified, for its benefits go beyond the production of cultural…

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Bizim Bakkal

Gentrification is threatening to destroy Berlin Investment in real estate is driving up rents and for one greengrocer in the Kreuzberg district, it’s even putting his livelihood at risk. This is why when a neighbourhood greengrocer Bizim Bakkal (meaning ‘our little shop’ in Turkish) recently received a notice that they must vacate their premises the…

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La Gonette – Local currency of Lyon

La Gonette is the new local currency of Lyon and its region. We have met the association who created it in Lyon this summer an wanted to post our interview close to the launching of this new currency, the 6th of November 2015. Jean Vincent from La Gonette explained the reasons beyond such an initiative,…

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Organismo Parque Augusta

Organismo Parque Augusta is one of the activists groups involved in the movement to save the last remaining piece of Atlantic Forest in that almost of São Paulo. It has been quite a struggle for a few groups, associations and neighbors, that want to influence political/corporate decisions in a city where the relation between humans and…

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Favela Monte Azul

Monte Azul is a non profit organization founded by Ute Crämer and other citizens of São Paulo. Based on the Waldorf method, it is primarily an educational project, which has developed and unfolded its many potentials. A reference for self-management and self-empowerment, Monte Azul can be considered a holistic project in the Brazilian megalopolis.

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Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir Wall St. Performance

Reverend Billiy is a well known american activist and performer, who together with The Stop Shopping Choir, organized a performance in Wall Street to revoke the to be implemented “corporate personhood”, which allows corporations to “fund” political campaigns and what not. Some of the performers are still connected to the legendary Living Theater and continue…

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Pagaki Café // Worker’s Collective

Sevi talks to alterNation about the Pagaki (Pagkaki) Café in Athens. An important video that talks about workers rights, alternative business structures, with a very nice comment on media practices and their efforts to in_corporate genuine independent initiatives into the system. In Pagkaki they just play music licensed through the creative commons platform! Many thanks…

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Lehmhausen Berlin/Brandenburg

David tells us about Lehmhausen, a project of a community outside of Berlin. They have regular meetings and are looking for a location to either start building their houses or renovating existing structures to establish a co-housing complex for 100 to 150 people from a wide range of different backgrounds. Watch the video for more…

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Berliner Energietisch

Berliner Energietisch was born out of the wish of a small group of people of 10 people from 3 different organisations to take back the electricity grid of the city of Berlin into the public hands. The idea was quickly accepted by the population, who took part in their activities and campaigns, and grew into…

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Bushwick Food Coop

Bushwick Food Coop is a member-owned food cooperative, which started out of the necessity of a group of people who wanted to build up a buying club for good quality and affordable food. The members invest their time in the cooperative with labor and meetings where they decide how to proceed in certain matters. When…

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