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Accommodation for participants
The organizers want to help facilitate people to come to the event to anyone who needs it, including those who live outside Barcelona. For this reason, we’re asking help of anyone that has an extra room for someone to stay and can offer accommodation to attendees from elsewhere during the event. With all these addresses we will create a kind of “couchsurfing”, that is, a list of beds / sofas available for people to stay on during the conference.Collaborate
A call to all who can and want to share a vehicle with people interested in attending the conference from outside Barcelona.Collaborate
What is offered in exchange
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Acknowledgment: Public thanksYour name, or that of your organization, will appear on the conference website as a project collaborator.17Co-financiers
Contributing € 15
Product: Badges and stickers to help end EvilThe conference’s own badges and stickers + Public thanks.40Co-financiers
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Product: T-shirt + Merchandising kitT-shirt to protect you from Evil + Badges and stickers + Public thanks.50Co-financiers
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Product: DVD + MerchandisingDVD compilation of videos and materials on art and activism + Badges and stickers to end Evil + Public thanks.13Co-financiers
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Product: T-shirt to protect you from Evil + Starter kit to end EvilT-shirt to protect you from Evil + Kit with basic essential items to end Evil + Badges and stickers + Public thanks.18Co-financiers
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Product: A copy of the book "GAC: pensamientos, prácticas, acciones" + DVD + Kit to end Evil + T-shirtA 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.5Co-financiers
Contributing € 240
Product: Book "Beautiful Trouble" + Limited edition hand painted mug + DVD + Kit to end Evil + T-shirtA 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.1Co-financiers
Contributing € 600
Espónsor oficial: SponsorshipYour 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 ;-)1Co-financiers
Digital files: Free culture
All materials, both from the conference and the DVD, will be licensed under Creative Commons, allowing free access to, and copying and modification of the materials in derivative works, provided they are not for commercial use. In this sense, the event will work like a factory and storehouse of materials and cultural content freely accessible to all.
Digital files: Compilation of texts
For the event, we will compile a series of articles and texts related to the content of the conference. These materials will be distributed for free among attendees, and will also be posted on our website, under copyleft licenses.
Design: Graphic design of the conference
All the designs for the conference will be distributed under copyleft licenses for free access to copy and modify.
ENMEDIO es un colectivo y una asociación cultural ubicada en el barrio del Poble Sec en Barcelona. En el año 2007 abrimos un espacio con el objetivo de generar y promover proyectos vinculados al arte, la política, las nuevas tecnologías y la cultura libre, un lugar donde pensar colectivamente nuevas formas creativas de intervención social. Desde hace 5 años, realizamos, siempre de manera autosugestionada, una programación semanal gratuita llamada Los Jueves Enmedio, esta programación incluye charlas, conferencias, presentaciones de proyectos y un montón de cosas más. También organizamos talleres donde las prácticas artísticas se mezclan con las necesidades sociales. En medio realiza también producciones audiovisuales. Todo esto lo encontrarás en nuestra página web: www.enmedio.infoShow profile
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By: EnmedioHow to End Evil is an self-organized international gathering of creative activism, organized...
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- Free culture
- Compilation of texts
- Graphic design of the conference
- Public thanks
- Badges and stickers to help end Evil
- T-shirt + Merchandising kit
- DVD + Merchandising
- T-shirt to protect you from Evil + Starter kit to end Evil
- A copy of the book "GAC: pensamientos, prácticas, acciones" + DVD + Kit to end Evil + T-shirt
- Book "Beautiful Trouble" + Limited edition hand painted mug + DVD + Kit to end Evil + T-shirt
Cómo acabar con el Mal: 5 días de arte y activismo
“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:
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 importantWHY 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 campaignTHE 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 experienceA 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
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