networking against exclusion
jaume 11/09/2004 - 03:44 Array Array
Invert and subvert information control
We are ctrl-i, a group of people with a clear intention: inform. This collective has been created from one of those many situations of labour precarity on which Barcelona's culture life is now-a-days based. Those situations where creation, treatment and transmission of information become a main source of production and power.(1)
jaume 11/07/2004 - 22:33 Array Array
by John Grzinich
I don't believe much in a virtual world without a significant counterpart in the physical world, that is, the two "worlds" are less separate entities as they are two aspects of a unified whole. Until molecular switching nano-computers run on naturally regenerating biomass energy, we're going to have to face the dependency of cyberspace on the existing industrial age power grids. When the power goes out and the batteries run low it's not long before you are sharing stories and songs around the fire. Because of the aging soviet infrastructure, this happens often enough in rural Estonia to keep you grounded in the physical world, which brings me back to my original point.
jaume 11/07/2004 - 22:30 Array Array
context weblog [ http://straddle3.net/context/ ] is an online publication with
their motto is taked from seattle declaration, "active, informed citizen
jaume 11/07/2004 - 22:28 Array Array
The idea of Infoespai was born in order to have a sustainable base for the co-ordination of resources for social movements. This project aimed to become a venue where a desired society could be invented and reinvented on the way, offering real alternatives, experimented through independent and sustainable projects to create and share resources. The project started in March 2003. It was consolidated when the venue was inaugurated in November 2003.
jaume 11/05/2004 - 15:52 Array Array
A small dark techworkshop in the Raval, Barcelona's old town -- or: ...a human trusted network that owes very much to the model of free software communities, both for the software used, and for the internal organisation, based on spontaneity, curiosity and cooperation: http://riereta.net
- What riereta is not?
we say we are not a collective because we have all known the kind of organisation based purely around a few shared ideas or projects. we start from the concept that projects and shared ideas spring from the simple contact of humans being together. from life itself.
jaume 11/05/2004 - 15:42 Array
"MayDay! MayDay! We are the precariat. We are hireable on demand,
The multilingual DVD “Precarity” is part of an ongoing experiment of
jaume 11/05/2004 - 15:38 Array
To understand what the Cyber*Forat is, we have to explain a bit about the neighbourhood of Santa Catalina, located in the historical center of Barcelona, Spain. Unlike many other European cities, Barcelona’s downtown still has some poor neighborhoods, where lack of infrastructures and social services is counterbalanced by a special richness in characters and projects. Santa Catalina is one such part of the town, affected by a massive “renewal plan” by the city council, which is currently responsible for tearing down almost 70% of this medieval puzzle of small streets.
jaume 11/05/2004 - 15:31 Array Array
RoToR // www.rotorrr.org/
By means of real facts and practical explorations Rotor is in the process of constant self-definition.
jaume 11/01/2004 - 01:28 Array Array
City Mine(d) is a production house for urban interventions, committed to the creation of cutting edge public artwork, the re-appropriation of public space and the development of new forms of urban citizenship. The initially Belgian NGO now has agencies in Brussels, Barcelona and London.
The objectives of the association are the realization and initiation of an urban movement, the realization and stimulation of urban projects, the organization and support enabling these initiatives, and the stimulation of a critical reflection with respect to the city.
jaume 11/01/2004 - 01:24 Array Array
citizen initiative in public space
Zone 0 :: From Central Park to ParkCentralPark : "forgive the inconvenience, we are working to improve the city".
Poble Nou - Barcelona Mercalab - 2004, time to reform!
The property speculators are attacking again !
Between the hooligan Barcelona of the centre & the fashion Barcelona of Diagonal Mar in Poble Nou are 5 strategically situated hectares. On the 29th of May 2004, a group of people decided to use (some people say squat) some land abandoned by the Barcelona City Council. They only realised its strategic importance when a group of riot police arrived to stop 40 people cleaning an open piece of land. We understood that we had put our finger on a sensitive spot.
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