OpenVillage Official Program- Final
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Day 1
Meet the OpenCarers
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The idea of care is paramount in our lives. It affects all aspects of our society yet can often be illusory and seemingly beyond our control. OpenCare, started two years ago as an idea, has developed into a showcase of the ways in which we collectively have been working to understand care, deliver care, and create worlds in which our care is paramount. As current models of control manipulate us through the access of "health" and "care", a massive decentralized, community has struggled to retake that control. The OpenVillage Festival will highlight these projects and processes, allowing us to learn from previous experiences and find ways to collaborate across any obstacle. Lastly, as we all intuit, we must be active particpants in the future. As such, we will create sessions where we can experiment with collective building process and developing activities for caring within the city.


Meeting points and day venue: La Serre, Rue Gray 171, Brussels.

KIT - EQUIPMENT NEEDS
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8:30 - 9:00Arrival and Registration
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9-10:30aWelcome to OpenVillage!After two years of work, now is the time to share. Listening is an act of care. What do we have in common and what can we offer one another? Nadia
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10:30-12pPANEL: Infrastructures of Autonomy and Dynamic Equilibrium of CollaborationCollaboration is more needed than ever to solve complex problems in care. Yet it can be expensive in time and energy when working outside formal grids, or on a voluntary basis, or in emotionally demanding environments. This kind of work calls for new governance structures and ways of making decisions together based on values that sometimes seem at odds - like self-management and autonomy. This session brings together people who have experience of wrestling with these issues to find an equilibrium which makes it possible for us to work together well.John Coate (The Farm, Edgeryders), Yannick Schandene (Huis VDH, Vélo M2, BIFF), Cindy Regalado (The Public Lab). Moderator- Eta Demby (Woodbine Health)
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12:15-1:30pComplexities of Water - Investigating Clean Water for CommunityHow do we steward more effective science education? An interactive lecture on environmental awareness raising through film. After sharing stories behind his documentary about the Bagmati River in Nepal, Alberto will open up the discussion on communication and getting your projects out there.Alberto Rey, State University of New York at Fredonia
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The Dunbar Number: Implications of scale on community health What is a human scale? Our new social patterns brought upon by technology suggest we can be comfortable navigating millions innumerable online profiles and groups, while a culture of quantified self help pushes us towards a solitary pursuit of personal meaning and growth. Far from being disparate issues, this session will establish that the dilution of connections and the anxiety induced by quests of self improvement are 2 sides of the same coin. As the Dunbar Number is just a suggested cognitive limit, we will explore its implications for well being without wading into dogma. What does awareness for the Dunbar number do for our personal ability to care for ourselves and each other? We will attempt to formulate strategies for healing, learning from ancestral and contemporary precedent, and leave with tools that hopefully can scale in our native environments.Harrison Chiu of Biosphere(X)
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Learning from Emergency Mutual AidMedics and mechanics came together to fix up a trailer to support migrants. Drawing on this, we invite you to share in exploring ways to turn individual experience into collective expertise. Seeing the migrant crisis as a training ground for the crisis of the future - what can we learn about the factors essential to DIY welfare?Michael Dunn, GoldenFoot CollectiveLaptop & projector (can bring own if necessary but would rather not)Can bring kit for recording podcasts
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1:30-2:30pLunch/RestA time for food, sharing, and fellowship! There will be a prompt for reflection while eating.
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2:30-6p[Urban Game]Among other things, we developed a prototype “calculator” to measure environmental impact to look at the possible resources people can steward in their neighbourhood.Designed and facilitated by Urban Games Factory for immersive-interactive experiences
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6-7pHarvesting SessionStanding reflections of the day to the larger group. A "movement" time, light yoga or stretching. Facilitated by festival curators
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7-9p Communal DinnerDinner after urban game, come reflect, relax, laugh and learn together. Food likely will be prepared by one of the collectives participating in the venue.
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Day 2
Meet the OpenCarers
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The idea of care is paramount in our lives. It affects all aspects of our society yet can often be illusory and seemingly beyond our control. OpenCare, started two years ago as an idea, has developed into a showcase of the ways in which we collectively have been working to understand care, deliver care, and create worlds in which our care is paramount. As current models of control manipulate us through the access of "health" and "care", a massive decentralized, community has struggled to retake that control. The OpenVillage Festival will highlight these projects and processes, allowing us to learn from previous experiences and find ways to collaborate across any obstacle. Lastly, as we all intuit, we must be active particpants in the future. As such, we will create sessions where we can experiment with collective building process and developing activities for caring within the city.


Meeting points and day venue: Au Quai, Quai du Hainaut 23, Brussels.

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8:30-9aDream and CareDream sessions to start our mornings off, thinking about what they mean and how they help us connect to shared experiences. Kate Genevieve
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9-10:30aAn ethnography of OpenCare: live demo and research results What have we learned from a two year participatory research on community care? An interactive, two part session: First, we are socialized to play with the GraphRyder app allowing for quick browsing of the opencare network graph to see how topics of care relate to each other. We continue with presenting ethnographic findings from 300 participants whose insights were shared in up to 600 posts and 2600 comments.
Come if you want to learn about digital ethnography, and how you can use networks to explore ethnographic data to reach your own conclusions. Some hacking might happen. People with both humanities and sciente/tech background welcome.
Alberto Cottica (Edgeryders), Amelia Hassoun (University of Oxford), Federico Monaco (Universita degli Studi di Parma), Jason Vallet (University of Bordeaux)
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Nonnegotiable: Reproductive Sovereignty as a Key to Resilient CommunitiesReproductive sovereignty is paramount to our freedom. This workshop will explore the knowledge lost surrounding reproductive care and planning, both ancestral and contemporary, the alienation of women from their bodies, and the implications of regaining this knowledge in our modern world. We will discuss how to create individual, localized, and decentralized birth control and reproductive health care that is safe, secure, and most importantly -- outside state and institutionalized medicine. To demystify the practice, we will go over skills and potential methods that can be used by people who are compelled to take back control.Liz Lund (NYC)
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WORKSHOP: Organizing the open science behind open insulinOne in two people who need access to insulin lack it. Centralized production neglects them and work on diabetes cures stagnates. OpenInsulin is working to decentralize production and create a commons where more people, including patients, contribute to solutions. The project started in Oakland and is now mobilizing groups across the world. What are we learning about doing open research and how to do it in a sustainable way?Anthony Di Franco, Open Insulin in Auckland, US, Winnie Poncelet, Reagent, Ekoli in Ghent, Belgium)
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10:30-12pAn ethnography of OpenCare (continued) What have we learned from a two year participatory research on community care? An interactive, two part session: First, we are socialized to play with the GraphRyder app allowing for quick browsing of the opencare network graph to see how topics of care relate to each other. We continue with presenting ethnographic findings from 300 participants whose insights were shared in up to 600 posts and 2600 comments.
Come if you want to learn about digital ethnography, and how you can use networks to explore ethnographic data to reach your own conclusions. Some hacking might happen. People with both humanities and sciente/tech background welcome.
Alberto Cottica (Edgeryders), Amelia Hassoun (University of Oxford), Jason Vallet (University of Bordeaux)
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Policy Redesigned - collaboratively rewiring inclusivity in to policyShowcase a collaboration between a range of partners in Milano in response to legislative system failure to address accessibility issues for residents with mobility issues. Through a process of dialogue with stakeholders they uncovered the extent to which the protocols of the legislation were in fact an obstacle to compliance. Through iterative processes of experimentation they have gone on to produce Open Rampette, a co-design where policy is "enforced" through collaboration. Lucia Scopelliti, Matteo Mateini (Municipality of Milan); Moderator: Gehan Macleod (GalGael Trust, Glasgow)Need Projector/Screen & Microphones
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WORKSHOP: Everyone should be able to adopt (lifesaving) health innovation!During this journey co-created with participants, we will share our three-year experience with Breathing Games (breathinggames.net), an initiative that has mobilized over 200 people to design games, hardware, and a distributed database to educate on respiratory health.

Possible topics: copyfair licences, university-community partnerships, research-creation ethics, hardware regulation, games for health, distributed production, open value networks and open access commons.
Fabio Balli and Bernard Dugas at BreathingGames
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12-2pLunch/RestA time for food, sharing, and fellowship! There will be a prompt for reflection while eating.
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2-3:30pEthics and data protection in open source, community based projectsRegulation on ethics in research and data protection is taking shape, with the EU's GDPR coming into force in less than a year in the EU. What is the potential for this to make anyone except very large and well-moneyed orgs viable to do research and data protection? The format of the session is a seminar and clinic with open peer review, modelled on a CERN formatMarco Manka, SCImPulse Foundation; Medical Applications, CERN
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WORKSHOP: opensourcing DNA Damage testing DIT (do it together) micronucleus testing, where participants are paired up to assess their baseline levels of DNA damage and help each other analyse results. Anyone can participate by collecting cells with toothbrushes, staining and observing them. The challenge is to make sure to count enough cells for statistical analysis. Can we understand better how the choices we make influence our health, and risks associated with?Rachel Aronoff (Hackuarium, an open biolab in Renens, Switzerland)
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Creating situations for healthy experiencesDrawing on interdisciplinary work from the West of Ireland, this session will involve both conversation and embodied practice in the form of yoga to explore the work of An Áit Eile (The Other Place), (un)Monastery Galway, Transition Galway, Cosáin Community Wellness and other stories.Bernard McGlinchey, permaculturist and ecologist at An Ait Aile, Galway, IrelandProjector would be ideal but not essential
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3:30-5pPANEL: The Edge of Funding - Sustainability and Financial ModelsYou want to sustain the good work you are doing. In a resource-strained world, you need to be smarter in how you search and acquire resources. What models are most future proof? A panel + open space discussion!Erik Osiakwan (entrepreneur and investor, Poptech, TED, Stanford, MIT and Harvard fellow), Paola Villareal (Creative Commons), Chris Cook (P2P Foundation). Moderated by Nadia EL-Imam (CEO Edgeryders)
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5-6pFreestyleOpen time for different discussions, events coming up, visioning ideas. What can we share with each other outside of the formal schedule, what project ideas have come up during the event, how can we organically move forward as a growing community? This is the time for those ideas!
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6-7pHarvesting SessionStanding reflections of the day to the larger group. A "movement" time, light yoga or stretching. Facilitated by festival curatorsBricks cards
Methodkit cards
wellbeing tags
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7-9p Communal DinnerCooking together. More information will be added soon.
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Day 3
Announcement and co-design of the first OpenVillage!
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How do we move from critical thinking to practice? How do we develop a home, a neighborhood, a community that can provide the care we desire? What does collective health and autonomy mean for us in the present moment? We will present the places where we begin to prototype our ideas, find practicalities we did not imagine, and practice collaboration with each other. We start from the present to build our future lives in the globally distributed network of OpenVillage spaces.

Meeting points and day venue: Au Quai, Quai du Hainaut 23, Brussels.
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8:30-9aDream and CareDream sessions to start our mornings off, thinking about what they mean and how they help us connect to shared experiences. Chroma
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9-9:30aCommunal BreakfastParticipation in the care of the festival: food prep and cleaning will be done by all.
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9:30-11:30aBuilding OpenVillageProvision of care services needs humans: more, better prepared, volunteers. People prepared to teach each other skills. Therapists to help volunteers in need of trauma support.
The highest-impact technologies are those that help bring people together. Share knowledge. Distribute human resources across different care contexts.
These technologies are connectors: they help string together and coordinate human efforts. At Edgeryders, we have resolved to put this lesson into practice. We are doing it by hacking the most fundamental connecting technology of all: the home.
Group work facilitated by Edgeryders co-founders
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11:30-1:00pMASTERCLASS: Building healthy and productive online-offline communitiesCommunity building is a relationship business. How do you make a credible value proposition to the people you are trying to engage? A hands on, co-design session dedicated to setting up the first OpenVillage in Morroco.John Coate
Projector with HDMI connection (I have a cable)
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Revolutionary Care: Building Health Autonomy How are we then to live in this world? We must go back to our physical beings. We want to be free from physical want, we want pleasure and connection with those around us, and we want purpose. We want to laugh over good food, to have the time and mental space to enjoy a sunset, to feel good about our children's future, to take care of our loved ones, to commune with the natural world around us. And we must be clear, these desires are inherently revolutionary because they cannot be compatible with the dominant capitalist world view.
The question is not why, it is how. How do we build a life with those around us? How do we create a world in the ruins of the old?
To ask the question is to become revolutionary.
Eta Demby and Frank Coughlin (Woodbine Health Autonomy- NYC)
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1:00-2:30pLunch/RestA time for food, sharing, and fellowship! There will be a prompt for reflection while eating.
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2:30-5pCare for digital securityLearn how to protect yourself and your sources, including how to: send and receive encrypted email, communicate securely on your desktop & mobile device & how to securely send files from/to devices. A lighthearted and non-technical workshop with exercises that can be tackled by an individual or a group. Bring your device with you!Matthew Mitchell
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FreestyleOpen time for different discussions, events coming up, visioning ideas. What can we share with each other outside of the formal schedule, what project ideas have come up during the event, how can we organically move forward as a growing community? This is the time for those ideas!
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5-6pHarvesting SessionStanding summaries of each presenation to the larger group. A "movement" time, light yoga or stretching. Facilitated by festival curators
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7p ---Exhibition, screenings and PARTYEnjoy, relax, and dance! Because remember, "a revolution with no laughs and no dances is no revolution at all"ALL
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Communities of Kalimantan
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Zyara Documentary
I bring my laptop and the file on a USB as well. I'm on the Mac should I have a USB version compatible with PC?
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