Finished 05 / 05 / 2012
Funded!
Received
€ 6.408
Minimum
€ 6.000
Optimum
€ 9.000
172 Co-financiers
Contributing € 7
Public thanks
Your name, or that of your organization, will appear on the conference website as a project collaborator.
> 17 Co-financiers
Contributing € 15
Badges and stickers to help end Evil
The conference’s own badges and stickers + Public thanks.
> 40 Co-financiers
Contributing € 30
T-shirt + Merchandising kit
T-shirt to protect you from Evil + Badges and stickers + Public thanks.
> 50 Co-financiers
Contributing € 40
DVD + Merchandising
DVD compilation of videos and materials on art and activism + Badges and stickers to end Evil + Public thanks.
> 13 Co-financiers
Contributing € 60
T-shirt to protect you from Evil + Starter kit to end Evil
T-shirt to protect you from Evil + Kit with basic essential items to end Evil + Badges and stickers + Public thanks.
> 18 Co-financiers
Contributing € 120
A copy of the book "GAC: pensamientos, prácticas, acciones" + DVD + Kit to end Evil + T-shirt
A copy of the book "GAC: thoughts, practices, actions" on the history of the Street Art Group + DVD compilation of videos and materials on art and activism + Kit with essential items to end Evil + T-shirt + Badges and stickers + Public thanks.
> 05 Co-financiers
Contributing € 240
Book "Beautiful Trouble" + Limited edition hand painted mug + DVD + Kit to end Evil + T-shirt
A copy of the book "Beautiful Trouble", a collection of practices and ideas gathered from several decades of creative activism by various authors, edition co-ordinated by Andrew Boyd + Limited edition hand painted mug + DVD compilation of videos and materials on art and activism + Kit with essential items to end Evil + T-shirt + Public thanks.
> 01 Co-financiers
Contributing € 600
Sponsorship
Your name and logo will appear as a sponsor of the festival in both press releases, on the web and in all materials produced. If you are interested in this option you must know that we do not accept any Evil sponsors ;-)
> 01 Co-financiers

About this project

How to End Evil: 5 Days of Art and Activism How to End Evil: 5 Days of Art and Activism

Needs

Material Minimum Optimum
Viajes Ponentes
Nuestros ponentes no cobran por su participación en las jornadas, lo hacen por amor al arte y al activismo; pero para traerlos hasta aquí, tenemos que pagar sus viajes.
€ 2.400 € 2.400
Dietas
Dietas para todos ponentes y para la gente que trabaja en las jornadas durante los 5 días.
€ 1.500 € 1.500
Imprenta y Difusión
Imprenta y difusión de los materiales gráficos para la promoción de las jornadas: Pegatinas, Flyers, etc.
€ 600 € 600
Merchandising
Diseño, impresión y envío del merchandising de las jornadas (camisetas, chapas, kits para acabar con el mal, etc)
€ 900 € 900
Gastos gestión jornadas
Fungibles, gasolina, alquiler del equipo sonido, etc
€ 600 € 600
Materiales para acciones que surjan de los talleres
En los talleres se crearán grupos de trabajo que realizarán acciones en los meses siguientes a las jornadas. Este dinero es para tener un fondo con el que poder hacer frente a los gastos derivados de estas acciones (materiales, impresiones, etc.)
€ 1.200
Task Minimum Optimum
Producción de un DVD con materiales de las jornadas
Produciremos un dvd con distintos materiales incluidos en las jornadas: videos de acciones y de consulta, una colección de textos, referencias web, imágenes, etc.
€ 900
Gastos adicionales jornadas
Gestión, teléfono, impresiones, transportes adicionales, etc
€ 900
Necessary
Supplemental

General information

How to End Evil is an self-organized international gathering of creative activism, organized by Enmedio in (at) the Antic Teatre of Barcelona. With this crowdfunding campaign, we are hoping make this project a reality – we just need to pay a few train and plane tickets, feed the guests, spread the word, etc. None of our guests or organizers have charged for their participation, making it possible to keep all events free of charge.

“Action is our relationship with everything,” remarked Bruce Lee immediately before he bit the dust; and he was right: for something to change, there must first be action. Acknowledging this, we've decided to co-organize these days of creative activism — because we want to change things, and because we believe that artistic practices, well deployed, can become ideal tools for social transformation.

Here to inspire us will be a number of cultural agitators and activists from around the world (New York, Buenos Aires, Hamburg, London, Sevilla, Barcelona, Madrid...). Here's a few of their names so that you can get the idea:

GAC (Grupo de Arte Callejero): As this Argentinian collective demonstrates in every one one of their projects, the artistic and the political can form part of the same integrated process of production. Past projects include Aquí viven genocidas (Here Live Genocides), Carteles de la memoria (Memory Posters), Blancos móviles (Mobile Targets), etc.

Yomango: All major brands offer a style of living, so does Yomango. The style of living that Yomango offers is accessible to everyone. The name comes from the verb mangar: to steal; to separate desire from consumption, attack these multinational companies with style, not money or credit cards. Because you can't buy happiness...

Flo6x8: an artivist-situationist-performing-folkloric-non-violent collective. They use flamenco as a form of expression against the financial system.

And much more. For the complete list of invited participants see:
comoacabarconelmal.net/categoria/invitados/

Each of these participants will come loaded with creative tricks and tools for social change, and ready to share their tactics that have made their actions so effective. With their help, and with your help, How to End Evil could become an ideal concoction on how to face a crisis with creativity, and have a great time doing it.

Main features

¿WHAT IS THIS?

"How to End Evil" is an independently organized international gathering of creative activism, not beholden to or associated with any institution. It'll be happening on the 27, 28, 29, 30 y 31 of March in the Antic Teatre (www.anticteatre.com/) de Barcelona, it will be free and open to all.

Through the presentations and workshops that will make up this gathering, we seek to equip ourselves with a series of creative tools that can be applied to social action, in the streets and on the web. Our objective is to invent new ways to act in the context of crisis, new means of intervention grounded in artistic practices. Actions that evade the logic of violent/non-violent; new forms of protest and direct action capable of evading political repression and media manipulations.

WHAT WILL IT BE LIKE?

We've got 5 consecutive days planned, from the 27th to the 31st of March, 2012. During the first three days, there will be presentations of projects at the Antic Teatre, with some of the most creative and imaginative local and international practitioners of recent years. Following that, a series of workshops will take place in the Sala Adriantic and will be facilitated by the participants. The goal of these workshops is to develop tangible projects that can bring the ideas that emerge to fruition.

Apart from the official programming, the gathering seeks to include all types of proposals that can be incorporated into the week; including open space for presentations, gatherings, and spontaneous discussion.

Finally, remember that these 5 days are just a beginning of the end! This is the launching pad for a process that will start here and won't stop until we have Ended Evil! And we'll be sure to enjoy ourselves while we do it.

Why this is important

WHY NOW?

After the Arab spring and the summer of mobilizations, after the autumn of Occupy, and a winter full of austerity cuts; after all this: these workshops and gathering will up-skill participants with a toolbox for how to combat crisis with creativity.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

This gathering is for students, professors, the employees, the evicted, and the unemployed. For all who are having trouble making ends meet. For those who are tired of so many social cuts, and for all those who suffer every day a dysfunctional system and refuse to give up. This gathering is for the 99%, the people who make the world work, for the fans of Monty Python, and the fans of the Simpsons. And for you - reading this right now, having come this far.

If you are looking for new forms of social intervention, new ways of protesting, if you need creative tools for direct action in the street or online don't miss this. You belong here.

Goals of the crowdfunding campaign

THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS EVENT ARE:

- Equip ourselves with creative tools for this new age of mobilizations.
- Inspire innovative means of social intervention.
- Create and strengthen creative networks.
- Create working groups that complete concrete actions in the short term.
- Create a new space for networking, skill and experience sharing.
- Reflect upon the role of art in social transformation.
- Arm ourselves with creative tools for actions on the street and on the web.

Team and experience

A little more information about the organizers:

We are a diverse and changing group of people, sometimes many – sometimes not. We have spent almost two decades dedicated to creative activism, based in our practices that bridge art and social change. We've existed by various names, Las Agencias, Yomango, Pret a Revolter, Forumatón, New Kids on the Black Block, No vas a tener casa en la puta vida... (You'll never have a house in your whole fucking life...) For the past 5 years, we've been calling ourselves Enmedio. Under this name we've organized various projects, a few of which you might have heard of, for example the party in the Unemployment Office (INEM) that became rather popular on the internet. We did that. We wanted to fight the sadness and feelings of powerlessness that accompany a CRISIS such as our own, so, one fine morning some 40 people entered by surprise into an unemployment office. There we found the natural atmosphere of such places: a mix of unemployed (locals and foreigners) tired of waiting, irritated and with a bored look on their face. Less than five minutes of dancing and festivities were necessary to turn their frowns upside down. Some of the spectators started to dance, others applauded and everyone, without exception, enjoyed this momentary break of happiness where they least expected it, in an unemployment office in the middle of a crisis. You can see the video here: goo.gl/GnBzp

We've also rendered the Pope impotent. Yes, you read correctly. IM-PO-TE-NT. We did it through a massive psychic attack. A group of infidels, gathered from the internet, met at the base of the Tower/Totem Agbar to connect our bodies and minds enough to provoke a discharge of electricity that ended, once and for all, the potency (and power) of the Pope. Since then, this effect has grown to include all the clergy, member by member. Check it out: goo.gl/IFnns

We have been facing this crisis head-on, the best we can. One of our most successful affronts was when we created a photographic intervention titled, “Face-Off Against the Crisis”. We completed this project in May of 2011, in Plaza Cataluña, Barcelona. There we participated in the occupation with a Workshop of Action Photograhy (TAF: Taller de Acción Fotográfica), armed with only ordinary mobile phones, and a hash-tag: #acampadabcn, we showcased the faces of numerous workers who, while feeling a part of the Occupy Movement, their obligations prevented them from being present in the square.
Video of the intervention: goo.gl/1TbJK

Our most recent project we finished just a few weeks ago. Working with PAH (People Evicted from their Homes) and once again using the medium of Workshop of Action Photography (TAF). This time we took a series of photos of residents who are being evicted, printed them out huge, and then pasted them onto a wall in the center of their city, for all to see. The idea was simple: give visiblity to this social reality that is often hidden, and to strengthen these evicted individuals in their struggle.
Take a look: goo.gl/2uXmr

If you still want to know more about Enmedio, visit our webpage: www.enmedio.info