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    The project uses sample panel components and instructions as an introduction for people in poorer regions to gain experience and learn about the possibilities of solar power applications Besides of standard telecommunications and agricultural systems the panels can be used to create a solar cooker and probably a mosquito zapper Stijn 0 comments Education Sustainability Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features Warning Art By Joni Taylor Part

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    bcfaq bcfaq http www inhalersfaq org buy essays Contributors Free Soil Authors All List amy franceschini corinne matesich nis rømer stijn schiffeleers joni taylor marthe van dessel http www ourdrops org www allcreams org 26 Oct 2005 OLPC One laptop per child Global MIT Media Lab is working on a laptop that would only cost a 100 dollars to produce offering a way to provide millions of children worldwide with a new learning tool Except for large data storage the laptop will do basicly the same as a any other one Available P2P technology will allow information sharing while more research is being done to create a straight low cost internet connection What s more the Linux based computer will use innovative power including wind up To be expected by the end of 2006 or early 2007 Stijn 0 comments Education Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features One Day Library Tea Readings too by Corinne Matesich Browsing the contents of a new acquaintance s bookshelves is a common impulse I do it all the time sizing pe Corinne 0 comments Projects nolvadex Gardening Silicon Valley Superfund Sites Gardending Superfund Sites is an art project that fosters discourse

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    php Ventolin http www ainhalers org ventolin inhaler php bcfaq bcfaq http www inhalersfaq org buy essays Contributors Free Soil Authors All List amy franceschini corinne matesich nis rømer stijn schiffeleers joni taylor marthe van dessel http www ourdrops org www allcreams org 01 Jul 2005 The Science of Gardening Exploratorium s Garden Research San Francisco A wonderful online document of art and science of food Plants are expressive they are not deceptive Bob Cannard This site documents community garden projects immune system of kale compost tea AmyF 0 comments Education Sustainability Virtual Soil Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features Heavy Metal The landscape of East Germany is scarred from the change in ideologies following the end of the Cold War In the aftermath of the ligni Joni T 0 comments Projects nolvadex Public Air Quality indicator The project intersects with recent public debate in Copenhagen about air pollution in the city In collaboration with Senior Scientist Jørgen Brandt from The National Environmental Research Institute in Denmark a first prototype is developed for making an indicator that can be placed in the city and display local levels of pollution as well as pollution forecasts on individual streets

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    This site is beautiful and has wonderful photo documentation Solar Hot Dog Cooker or tofu burger Solar Battery and the 3 Penny Radio AmyF 0 comments Education Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features Gardens as sites for critique culture and self organization By Nis Rømer In the course of the summer 2007 the Public Picnic project developed with the help of neighbours friends and people pas Nis 0 comments Projects nolvadex nowHere nowHere a space where a spot becomes a place 15 march 25 may 2008 nowHere is a cabinet which invokes a dialogue on re appropriation of the private and public domain Through personal tags and geographies books movies music websites drawings mappings photocopies art works it reads as a certain historical relation between human space and technology bolwerK considers the constructed in between space of architect C Kieckens within the art space Z33 not as a sub art space with a curatorial reading a cabinet as museum but as a space with a personal narrative and a social meaning embedded in a neighborhood The active use of the space for living eating working sleeping implies that the cabinet is more a room of collection in

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    debates about the role of culture space and economy The Research Group seeks to contribute to inter disciplinary dialogues about the practices of economy in everyday life through regular faculty and graduate student workshops research paper presentations reading groups and an annual symposium AmyF 0 comments Education Social Practice 31 Oct 2007 Technebiotics US San Francisco In relation to BioTechnique curator Phil Ross is organizing Technebiotics Part science fair part county fair this interactive afternoon event will feature multiple live demonstrations and do it yourself workshops on a wide range of biological techniques and processes Artists scientists and educators will demonstrate how to spool DNA extract and cultivate stem cells construct a home distiller or a hyrdoponic garden hybridize plants and more See cutting edge laboratory equipment alongside traditional horticultural methods and enjoy hands on interaction with each display Technebiotics promotes the intersection of the arts sciences and technology in a DIY atmosphere and will bring together expert knowledge and playful experimentation in this afternoon of technical flora and fauna Stijn 0 comments Artists DIY Homebrew Education Events Exhibitions 05 Oct 2007 Knowledgelab9 Art A weekend gathering for collaborative creative reflection on art politics North West England Technology Authorship Ways of Living Art Market 5th 7th October 2007 Institute for Advanced Studies Lancaster University North West England The Knowledge Lab is an attempt to provide a collective space for anti capitalist reflection It is located at the margin of the university an institution essentially geared towards the production of knowledge as a resource for corporate interest and as justification for particular constellations of power relations The Knowledge Lab is hence also an attempt to claim back some of the university s space resources and know how from the military industrial complex and make them available for people concerned about and working against the status quo of unceasing commodification exploitation war and biospherical destruction AmyF 0 comments Art Activism DIY Homebrew Education Events 02 Oct 2007 Social mental environmental Berlin A seminar and exhibition organized by Ulrike Solbrig Åsa Sonjasdotter and Nis Rømer in Sparwasser Berlin August 2007 Text by Nis Rømer Guattari s book the three ecologies was published in 1989 but not translated into English until 2000 In it Guattari argues that the definition of ecology needs to be expanded to encompass social relations human subjectivity and environmental issues Addressing this point of view we titled the seminar accordingly We invited practitioners who work with an awareness of how the shaping of livelihoods reflects political economical and cultural power structures as well as those working with modes of self empowerment and sustainability It seemed to us that much of the debate on climate change misses out on anything other than the technological fix to the current environmental crises It has therefore become more important to connect contemporary artists who work with other dimension of the environment and to contribute to the creation of discourse around this The question of How can we cultivate and experiment with other ways of living and organizing our selves was constant in organizing the seminar Here is a rundown of the presentations Laor Paphonsak and Nuntasakun Tepparit represented The Land Foundation from Thailand It was surprising to me that The Land was not just about star artists going and building a house and then leaving again sorry my prejudice Paphonsak and Tepparit spoke about the One Year Project which takes place as a school and proposes a whole way of living The school is divided into 4 parts The first three months is for meditation and includes not talking for the whole period Other parts of the One Year Project include learning how to live from the land and only the final part evolved around art making The approach is non dogmatic A question was raised about self sufficiency to the extent of denying themselves beer The answer was that they still needed to be on good terms with the neighbours and thus a beer together was necessary from time to time Sørfinnset Skole the Nordland by Søssa Jørgensen and Geir Tore Holm NO is inspired by The Land yet they couldn t be more different They are based in Scandinavia North of the polar circle which means summer without nights and winter without light Its there one finds their School Tore has Sami roots and together with Søssa explores this in the building and construction of the Nordland At the same time direct exchange is made between The Land in Thailand and the Nordland Recently a traditional Thai house was built and modified to the sometimes harsh Scandinavian climate The location also works as a type of community centre for the small village and its surrounding with café community radio and talks on a variety of topics around culture food and nature EcosXchange Siraj Izhar presented a project to introduce an alternative economy in Le Corbusier s Unité d Habitation in Rezé Nantes The building with its Iconic status and size around 1000 people live there provides a good context for testing alternative economies to improve the place in terms of both sociability and environmental impact Ingrid Book Carina Hedén presented an example of social housing in Angered in the municipality of Göteborg Sweden Angered is a community of 40 000 inhabitants with a 90 immigrant population and high rates of unemployment and crime Millions of have been spent to improve the situation but has resulted in little apparent improvement to public life in the area Their talk was formulated as a question and a series of images from the area How can artists work in meaningful ways in a context like this what would need to be done if anything They opened it up to the other participants for suggestions Amy Plant presented lifeisland org which is a support website for Manor Gardening Society Allotments in Hackney Wick London The allotment gardens are threatened by eviction because of the building of the Olympic City The presentation showed how artists can contribute to making campaigns highly successful in terms of media coverage and air time and also added reflection on what kind of city is created for whom and in which aesthetics It was obvious that the planning for the site by the Olympics planners had more to do with creating a kind of marketable identity resembling slick commercials rather than making a place where life is lived and people take part in the formation of their environment Workstation ideenwerkstatt Berlin e V was similar in some ways in terms of their cultural activism and interest in gardening Frauke Heel presented the Worksstation s practice of working On the one hand it was self reflective and open to what is work and how it is valued On the other it was directly activist such as the Rosa Rosa and other Intercultural gardens in Berlin See the documentation part of the website for images The question of What is a livelihood and how do artist connect to a local context was asked by the Sandarbh Artists Workshops represented by Sakshi Gupta and Chintan Upadhyay India They work mainly in semi rural areas The setup is that artists are thrown into a specific area and work ad hoc in a highly experimental manner as a response to the local situation and people they meet One example was a local museum with farming tools that represented local identity and farming habits but also worked actively as a kind of tool lending library From an entirely different angle Anna Barth talked about the Butho tradition a dance that connects to soil and to death and to what is traditionally thought of as ugly One Japanese Butho master owned a nightclub and in this setting removed from high art many things were tested and developed Another Butho master stressed the importance of learning to farm in order to know how to dance Butho The organisers presented their individual and group works Ulrike Solbrig explained and demonstrated the working method of UN Wetter taking the shape of discursive picnics shared events in the city where everyone is at the same time a host and a guest and research into for example the patenting of crops Åsa Sonjasdotter discussed her project Potato Perspective and distributed her A Z on how to breed potatos and the amazing biodiversity you can have in potatoes when finding other ways of breeding than what the marked allows for Nis Rømer and Andrea Creutz working together in Fieldwork presented their works in Swopshop and Free Soil with discussions on participatory research alternative economies and localized research The afternoons of the seminar were for urban explorations in Berlin We were guided by in many cases Ulrike Solbrig to see self organized community gardens children s farms and other places both some that have been around for years and more recently initiated project One of the projects that showed a lot of potential were the Intercultural Garden movement These are communal gardens that work for intercultural dialogue and exchange trough gardening together In only a few years there have sprung up between 60 80 gardens in Germany alone and the number is growing rapidly See reports from the excursions and the many places visited on the website under the menu Documents One overall and encouraging tendency was that so many artists and activists work with practices that are sustainable in more ways than one By way of example and lived experiences it was shown how art culture and activism is important for creating new ways of living defined not by a capitalist machine but by a lust for life The seminar was accompanied by an exhibition in Sparwasser also documented on the website www socialmentalenvironmental net Nis 0 comments Education Sustainability 18 Aug 2007 Centre for Research Architecture England A new and innovative research centre brings together architects urbanists filmmakers curators and other cultural practitioners from around the world to work on expanded notions of architecture that engage with questions of culture politics conflict and human rights AmyF 0 comments Architecture Education Urban City 10 Aug 2007 Bibliomulas Venezuela The University of Momboy in Venezuela has started a project using mules to spread the advantages of reading to remote villages The mobile libraries take books into isolated communities and have helped encourage people to read James Ingham shows in his BBC article the great success of this community based initiative via Book Patrol Stijn 0 comments Books Education Public Projects 25 Jul 2007 Sarai Delhi India Sarai is a programme of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies one of India s leading research institutes with a commitment to critical and dissenting thought and a focus on critically expanding the horizons of the discourse on development particularly with reference to South Asia They are a coalition of researchers and practitioners with a commitment towards developing a model of research practice that is public and creative in which multiple voices express and render themselves in a variety of forms AmyF 0 comments Education Organizations Urban City Virtual Soil 04 Jul 2007 Kitchen Budapest Budapest Kitchen Budapest opening in June 2007 is a new media lab for young researchers who are interested in the convergence of mobile communication online communities and urban space and are passionate about creating experimental projects in cross disciplinary teams AmyF 0 comments Education Organizations Urban City Virtual Soil 05 Jun 2007 The Bank of Common Knowledge Anywhere The Bank of Common Knowledge is organized as an open source model of knowledge transfer a laboratory for inventing and trying out new forms of production education organization and distribution involving new roles for producers and receivers experts and amateurs teachers and students as well as new relationships between the production of image text and audio material and their subsequent diffusion in the public space AmyF 0 comments Education Free 03 Jun 2007 University of Ideas Italy UNIDEE in Residence is an international residence program open to students and graduates of various university faculties to artists and to professionals from any country in the world The growing interest in researching and developing ideas in all sectors of society is not interpreted by UNIDEE in generic terms but as the need for a creative contribution to transformation in all areas of activity Work is grounded in an imaginative and research oriented practice that operates within each discipline and is directed towards the responsible transformation of society UNIDEE residents live and work on the Cittadellarte site a pleasing example of industrial archaeology and participate in courses workshops public meetings and exhibitions The residents work individually or in groups to develop ideas and projects working along creative lines pertinent to the following fields Art Communication Ecology Economics Education Work Nutrition Politics Production Science Spirituality Programs are directed by Michelangelo Pistoletto AmyF 0 comments Education Residencies 22 May 2007 Radical Education Slovenia RAD EDU is a multiuser weblog system designed to facilitate the communication collaboration and exchange between participants A good collections of texts articles and interviews In conjunction Exhibition workshops discussions in Moderna galerija Ljubljana 2008 Concept developed by Bojana Pi kur Marjetica Potr Adviser Marta Gregor i AmyF 0 comments Education Virtual Soil 20 May 2007 World of Art Slovenia The World of Art is an educational program introduced in 1997 It was developed out of a need for theoretical and practical education in the field of contemporary visual art which no university program in Slovenia offered It includes writing curatorial studies and art practice led by a series of public lectures AmyF 0 comments Education 03 May 2007 New MA Programme Theory Practice of Transnational Art London UK University of the Arts London Research Centre for Transnational Art Identity and Nation TrAIN is a forum for historical theoretical and practice based research in architecture art communication craft and design The MA which is run by the Research Centre will focus on questioning the nature of culture tradition and authenticity with regard to relationships between the local and the global AmyF 0 comments Education 02 May 2007 Barefoot College India The Barefoot College is a place of learning and unlearning It s a place where the teacher is the learner and the learner is the teacher It s a place where NO degrees and certificates are given because in development there are no experts only resource persons It s a place where people are encouraged to make mistakes so that they can learn humility curiosity the courage to take risks to innovate to improvise and to constantly experiment It s a place where all are treated as equals and there is no hierarchy Stijn 0 comments Education Organizations 26 Apr 2007 the encyclopaedia of informal education Anywhere infed is an open independent and not for profit site put together by a small group of educators with the aim to provide a space for people to explore A Z theory and practice of informal education and lifelong learning They encourage educators to develop ways of working and being that foster association conversation and relationship AmyF 0 comments Education Social Practice Virtual Soil 17 Apr 2007 SUMMIT Non Aligned Initiatives in Education Culture Berlin May 24 to 28 The debates around education are shifting The crisis in education offers potential modes of critical engagement drawing on activist practices and processes of participation which circulate in the wider culture it allows us to claim the power to shape and define the terms of the debate SUMMIT is a proposal to change the terms of the debate away from a purely bureaucratic engagement with quantitative and administrative demands and from the ongoing tendency to privatize knowledge as so called intellectual property Joni T 0 comments Art Activism Education Events 20 Mar 2007 Hands Off Iraqi Oil London UK A campaign to stop the transfer of control over the majority of Iraq s oil over to multinational companies like BP and Shell It opposes any foreign exploitation of Iraq s oil reserves that rips off the Iraqi people Members include Corporate Watch Iraq Occupation Focus Jubilee Iraq Naftana PLATFORM Voices UK and War on Want Joni T 0 comments Education Organizations Social Practice 20 Mar 2007 Summit Non aligned Initiatived in Education Culture Berlin Berlin May 24 28 2007 There are principles within learning and teaching that extend far beyond the years spent within the institutions of education What models are emerging for an understanding of both an expanded duration of education as well as for our need to redefine what needs to be know within a contemporary civic landscape SUMMIT is a proposal to change the terms of the debate away from a purely bureaucratic engagement with quantitative and administrative demands and from the ongoing tendency to privatize knowledge as socalled intellectual property Instead of concerns with its purely organisational dimensions we would hope to steer it towards some of the important questions faced by our cultures today AmyF 0 comments Art Activism Calls Education 02 Mar 2007 Virtual Learning 10 Open Education Resources Global The phrase open education resources encompasses several different types of resources including learning content tools and implementation resources and iCommons has developed a short list that contains the major Open Education Resources on the internet Incubated by Creative Commons iCommons is an organisation with a broad vision to develop a united global commons front by collaborating with open education access to knowledge free software open access publishing and free culture communities around the world Stijn 0 comments Education Free Organizations Virtual Soil 10 Feb 2007 Death and Taxes 2007 A Visual Guide to Where Your Federal Tax Dollars Go U S Death and Taxes is a representational graph of US federal discretionary budget The poster shows the amount of money that is spent by Congress and aims to generate questions about why US taxes are being used that way Stijn 0 comments Education Virtual Soil 06 Feb 2007 Scorecard The pollution information site U S Environmental Defense a national nonprofit environmental advocacy group founded in 1967 launched

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    an open air café and cinema for the summer The graffiti scrawled on the building above the Lungo Lungo Lounge reads all good comes from above and for 5 months each year it becomes a public garden for the community that live around it They plant trees have parties and built a mini golf course from the brocken TVS and other junk they found there Of course the biggest gap is the one left by the Berlin Wall All 155 kilometres of it and dividing West Berlin from the rest of East Germany If one chooses to walk the historic trail that the wall took one would be surprised at the attempts to remember and the attempts to forget At historic Bernauer Street where the Wall divided the road into West and East a museum has been built and a large memorial dedicated to those that lost their lives trying to cross it Along the street itself a thin copper line marks the old division On the East side a straight line of windowless walls continues all the way to the horizon A green scar runs alongside these houses trees and unkept shrubs and flocks of birds live in this empty space this belt of nothingness Overgrown vines climb up the sides of the houses some painted bright colours others the original grey they had deteriorated to On one corner a funfair has been set up for the weekend making use of this un owned land Reminiscent of Wender s Wings of Desire there are no angels or white horses here but the music sends carney vibes over to the other side of the road The former no mans land between Prenzlauerberg in the East and Wedding in the West where the grass was always kept short for accurate firing range and riddled with land mines is now one of the largest open spaces in the area To some this is an ugly reminder of what was once there but to the young locals and summer visitors it s the Mauerpark one of Berlin s many green oases within the city In summer punks dogs drug dealers and an amazing escalating toddler population take over this space On the night before the annual Mayday riots the park is particularly active Thousands gather for the Wahlpurgesnacht celebrating the release of purged spirits with huge bonfires and an even huger police presence It is a true public space without any monuments memorials and without any shops It is not aimed at the consumer unless you count the odd mobile beer seller It is a rhizomic entity growing according to the needs and desires of the community that use it Buildings It s not just the gaps between being used but un used buildings as well The utopia of squatting has dissipated in Berlin s current real estate market but many buildings still stand empty One of the most exciting examples of recent urban Zwischennutzung has been the Palastes der Republic and also

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    mini golf course from the brocken TVS and other junk they found there Of course the biggest gap is the one left by the Berlin Wall All 155 kilometres of it and dividing West Berlin from the rest of East Germany If one chooses to walk the historic trail that the wall took one would be surprised at the attempts to remember and the attempts to forget At historic Bernauer Street where the Wall divided the road into West and East a museum has been built and a large memorial dedicated to those that lost their lives trying to cross it Along the street itself a thin copper line marks the old division On the East side a straight line of windowless walls continues all the way to the horizon A green scar runs alongside these houses trees and unkept shrubs and flocks of birds live in this empty space this belt of nothingness Overgrown vines climb up the sides of the houses some painted bright colours others the original grey they had deteriorated to On one corner a funfair has been set up for the weekend making use of this un owned land Reminiscent of Wender s Wings of Desire there are no angels or white horses here but the music sends carney vibes over to the other side of the road The former no mans land between Prenzlauerberg in the East and Wedding in the West where the grass was always kept short for accurate firing range and riddled with land mines is now one of the largest open spaces in the area To some this is an ugly reminder of what was once there but to the young locals and summer visitors it s the Mauerpark one of Berlin s many green oases within the city In summer punks dogs drug dealers and an amazing escalating toddler population take over this space On the night before the annual Mayday riots the park is particularly active Thousands gather for the Wahlpurgesnacht celebrating the release of purged spirits with huge bonfires and an even huger police presence It is a true public space without any monuments memorials and without any shops It is not aimed at the consumer unless you count the odd mobile beer seller It is a rhizomic entity growing according to the needs and desires of the community that use it Buildings It s not just the gaps between being used but un used buildings as well The utopia of squatting has dissipated in Berlin s current real estate market but many buildings still stand empty One of the most exciting examples of recent urban Zwischennutzung has been the Palastes der Republic and also one of the city s biggest controversies Berlin s original castle was badly damaged in World War 2 and then demolished under the GDR On the same site the party built the Palastes der Republic the People s Palace to be used for state meetings and parties Apparently the sound system was

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    php Ventolin http www ainhalers org ventolin inhaler php bcfaq bcfaq http www inhalersfaq org projects buy essays Contributors Free Soil Authors All List amy franceschini corinne matesich nis rømer stijn schiffeleers joni taylor marthe van dessel http www ourdrops org www allcreams org Projects 11 May 2005 Gardening Silicon Valley Superfund Sites An exhibition and a tour San Francisco Gardending Superfund Sites is an art project that fosters discourse

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