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Author: Suzon Fuks
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Subject: Re: [Bricolabs] Back from Yogyakarta. Preparing the First World Summit on Critical Making
Am in brussels right now until 23 Sept, if any Brico people hereŠ happy to
meet and discuss possiblititesŠ.
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From: venzha christ <venzha@???>
Reply-To: Bricolabs <brico@???>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:32:18 -0700
To: Bricolabs <brico@???>
Subject: Re: [Bricolabs] Back from Yogyakarta. Preparing the First World
Summit on Critical Making

Thanks J.N.M - nicelab - for very good explanation / The World Summit of
Critical Making 2015 / after [proto:type] 2014
http://www.natural-fiber.com/y2014/ then we are ready for one year
preparation start on sept-oct this year :-)
Brico, we really need all your support and participation - for all
TRANSFORMAKERS (thanks for gustaff !! )
hello Rob, Yasir, Zahra, Suzon, Natacha, Vicky, Sonja, Paula, Stephen,
Sarath, Stefania, Deanna etc and all brico's in this list --- super thanks
-->> we are really open for any ideas and "content" of the First World
Summit of Critical Making 2015...
Rob, lets meet in sept :-) - Brussels ?

hugs and all best regards from YCAM

We are all transformakers !
venzha christ
http://natural-fiber.com/ <http://natural-fiber.com/>
http://honfablab.org/ <http://honfablab.org/>

On Tuesday, July 1, 2014 2:05 AM, Paula Vélez <pvelezbr@???> wrote:

Critical Making!

Very good!

Count also with me.


El 30/06/14 13:27, natacha escribió:
> hey super to see this taking form of a project, would be happy to work
> on this.
> n.
> On 06/30/2014 10:32 AM, Jean-Noël Montagné wrote:
>> Hi Bricos :-)
>> Very important news for all Bricos: we have the opportunity to gather
>> ourselves in Indonesia in autumn 2015, and to participate to a major
>> event in history.
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Back from Yogyakarta, Indonesia.......
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Few hours ago, I was sitting here in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in HONF
>> headquarters, with Venzha from Bricolabs and founder of HONF, with
>> Irene, artistic director and co-founder of Honf, and Tommy Suryo,
>> director of Honf Fablab http://www.honfablab.org/

<http://www.honfablab.org/> . I was there for
>> the Proto[Type] 2014 meeting in Yogyakarta, organised by 3 NGO: HONF
>> Foundation, Catec (represented by Ilham Habibie) and rOg (represented
>> by Stephen Kovats, chairing the meeting).
>> Meeting on Open Culture and Critical Making:
>> http://www.natural-fiber.com/y2014/
>> After three days of brainstorming with international and Indonesian
>> partners, we have found that there is an opportunity to launch here in
>> Indonesia, the First World Summit of Critical Making in autumn 2015.
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Critical Making ?
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> The original concept of Critical Making has been first set up by Matt
>> Ratto, one of the first co-founders of Bricolabs list, few years ago,
>> then started to be a subject of research & learning in some universities.
>> Critical Making is basically what we do and share in Bricolabs:
>> creating and building art, knowledge, goods, services and structures
>> in citizen-based approach and not in a capitalist-based approach. We
>> develop a critical reflection on the relations between technology and
>> society. We like to share our knowledge, we like to control the
>> technologies and not be controlled by them, we like to hack, to build,
>> to learn and to teach. We like the world, we like the planet. We like
>> freedom and poetry.
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Why a world summit of Critical Making ?
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Critical Making is one pacific approach to the necessary changes we
>> have to do as soon as possible, regarding the conjunction of two main
>> crisis in the very next years:
>> -energy crisis: we are at the end of the "sinusoidal plateau phase"
>> of the peak oil. Very next years (around 2017, + or - 2 years,
>> according to many indicators and researches) will see the price of
>> petrol climbing regularly and strongly with a global impact on all
>> production of goods and services, all over the world, with all the bad
>> consequences we can imagine on society.
>> -climate crisis: this year, as last year, was the world record of
>> sending CO2 and greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. The climat is more
>> and more chaotic and violent. The climate crisis affects health, water
>> resources, agriculture and food production, transports and lodging of
>> billion people. Floods, tempests and dryness will create hundred
>> million refugees. Nobody has succeded yet to stop this self-destruction.
>> I don't forget also the metal ressources crisis, coming during the 20
>> next years with huge impact on industry and society, the fragility of
>> financial system, the political crisis and many other sectors of
>> society in deep distress.
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Infinite growth
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Please don't consider these facts as conspiracy theories coming from
>> paranoïac attitude. It is just analysis of the curves of the
>> production and consumption of our resources. All these numbers come
>> from official & industrial agencies, and are really easy to verify.
>> Even if the predictions are wrong within a few years, it's a matter of
>> time: this planet is small and has limits. Infinite growth is
>> impossible. In just two centuries we have consumed most of the fossil
>> resources, and our children will have to live in a completely
>> different world.
>> Despite this negative observations, mostly ignored by the medias, who
>> want to profit from ads for cars and useless electronics as long as
>> possible, we still have the power to make another world possible,
>> other worlds possible, and using our schemes to start a viral
>> transformation of the society, starting from our neighborhood, from
>> our house, now. In most of the countries, leaded by industrial and
>> financial power, this transformation will have to come from the
>> citizens, at citizen-scale. Cooperation, Do-It-Yourself ( DIY),
>> Do-It-With-Others (DIWO), share, openess, open-source, autonomy are
>> the keywords. Realistic keywords. Mankind keywords.
>> We have almost ten years to build " global and local development of
>> generic infrastructures incrementally developed by communities ", and
>> we have to spread it before, or during, an eventual chaos. The easiest
>> years to do it are now, just now, because energy has still a low cost,
>> and everything is still possible.
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> The World Summit of Critical Making, autumn 2015.
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> The World Summit of Critical Making hope to show & spread a lot of new
>> practices, directly usable by the people. The World Summit of
>> Critical Making itself has to be a critical making process. This
>> summit will produce words for the documentation of many critical
>> making processes , but will aslo show facts, tools, objects, networks,
>> practices, ways of learning, ways of spreading the knowledge. The main
>> focus is to show how to start the transformations now.
>> We are all transformakers !
>> If scientific words are produced, and such words will be produced, it
>> will not be only for storing heavy PHD thesis on shelves of
>> universities, but for sharing methods, manuals, translations,
>> encyclopedias, hope, art. If words are produced, it will be words of
>> love and knowledge. For viral immediate use.
>> A very important part of the summit will be the "Demo Faire", the
>> "Tangible Zone", the "Workshop Place", the "Hack Area", the "World
>> Tool Sheds" where the invitees and Indonesian citizen will see, test,
>> hack, touch, learn, dismantle & build the concepts, the materials, the
>> objects, the machines, the systems.
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>> A big event for Indonesia and South East Asia
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southeast_Asia
>> Our first contacts in Indonesia and worldwide are ready to support a
>> big international event in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in autumn 2015, with
>> hundreds attendees.
>> Indonesia is centered on equator. Indonesia is full of diversity in
>> all sectors of the society, and knows how to manage it.
>> http://tinyurl.com/indonesian-diversity

<http://tinyurl.com/indonesian-diversity> Indonesia is a little planet
>> itself. More than 700 living languages are spoken in Indonesia.
>> Influences of Indian, Japanese, Australian, Chinese, Australian,
>> European cultures associated with traditional islands cultures.
>> Indonesia has a lot of natural ressources, with the world's second
>> highest level of biodiversity after Brazil. Indonesia has a lot of
>> makers. The indonesian Fablab, DIY, and DIWO scene is growing quickly,
>> and we have a lot to learn from them. And the people are very nice and
>> peaceful. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesia
>> As hosts and main organisers with our help, Indonesian and South-East
>> Asia transformakers will have an important place in the summit, and
>> you will see that this is a real chance for us to discover people
>> coming from a territory half as big as Europe and inhabited by as many
>> citizens as Europe or North America.
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Contents of the First World Summit of Critical Making 2015.
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>> We would like that the autumn 2015 summit will be composed by 50% of
>> words and 50% of practice. But we would like that the practices show
>> over 70% of real level of utility, and less than 30% experiment. And
>> we would like that the words produced for the summit represents over
>> 70% of direct spread of the knowledge to the people, by all channels
>> possible, and less than 30% for academic research.
>> During the next weeks, we want your comments, questions and inputs on
>> the project. Post on this list. We want that you take a breath, unplug
>> the stressfull electonic devices around you, and take some time to
>> think about such a summit. About the next years of our children.
>> We need your creativity, your work and your help to make it a major
>> world event in 2015.
>> Welcome, transformakers. Tell us if you are into the project.
>> JN, with the help and great inspiration of Venzha, Irene, Tommy and
>> all HONF partners in Indonesia
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