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Gathering in NY on Sustainable Nomadic Hospitality and Cooperation: 4-6 Dec
Posted December 3rd, 2009 - 6:14 am by from Rome, Italy (Permalink)
Location: North America > United States > New York > New York
Address: Brooklyn: Park Slope; Staten Island: Ganas Community
Date: December 4th, 2009 - 12:00 pm
End: December 6th, 2009 - 12:53 am


Who are the neo-nomads? How do we travel? How do we survive on budget? How do we deal with borders? And foremost, how can we live together, learn, share, take decisions and cooperate? What are the experiences in United States and how do they differ/are similar to Europe?

A loose network of nomads, long term travelers, hackers, facilitators and hospitality exchange addicts is hosting a conference on (postmodern/neo)nomadic culture, with a strong focus on setting up spaces/bases/places that are open for nomads. The conference takes place in Berlin at the end of November. See http://sharewiki.org/en/she

As a follow up of this conference, a gathering has been set up in New York on the 4-6th of December.

Nomads and friends from all over the world are gathering to share experiences and address important issues that affect us. Explore different models for living and traveling together, create new knowledge, network and document practices experiences for everyone's benefit. These are the goals of the gathering:

* Spread the idea of a 'nomadbase'
* Report on the results of Sustainable Hospitality Exchange conference in Berlin
* Think about types of online network of hospitality for people traveling for long term, neo-nomads and alike
* Create business strategy based on gift economy to sustain nomad bases
* Think about systems of references for nomads and bases
* Practice Open Space, facilitation and consensus
* Exchange experiences of sustainable living while traveling
* Network people interested in these topics in the United States

And the aimed results:

* Create a list of different models of nomadic bases and intentional living practices
* Create a list of potential nomad bases in USA
* Create long lasting connections between participants

With these dreams in mind the gathering will be structured as following:

Friday, 4th:

19 pm Pre-meeting at Brooklyn Urban Sanctuary with people from New York area and participants of the gathering to get to know each other and dumpster diving.


Saturday, 5th

Donation suggested $0-20 (it is a donation based on your possibilities: if you cannot afford it, just pay as you wish).

12.00 pm: meeting Brooklyn Urban Sanctuary Nomads and long term hosts get to know each other.

12.00-13.00pm Brunch

13.30 Introduction to the nomad base concept and report of the conference SHE in Berlin

14.00 A plenary session for our Open Space agenda-setting. We sit in a circle, introduction to the day and open space process, do a round of people (introduce yourself and share your intentions of why you are here) and set the agenda.

15.30 Open Space Sessions 1 + 2

18.00 Plenary session

after 22.00: Social activities

Sunday, 6th

12 am: meeting at Ganas, cooking together

14.00 A plenary session for our Open Space agenda-setting. We sit in a circle, introduction to the day and open space process, do a round of people (introduce yourself and share your intentions of why you are here) and set the agenda.

15.30 Open Space Sessions 3 + 4

17.30 Plenary session

18.00 Dinner with Ganas members

20.00 Conclusions

To discuss about these topics, we want to bring together:

* Nomadic travelers and nomadic workers
* Full-time Hospitality Hosts
* People interested in long term hospitality
* People interested in nomad culture
* People interested in Open Space and facilitation
* People interested setting up Real Social Networks
* People who live in larger shared houses intentional communities
* People interested in freeganism and utopias
* People interested in sharing skills on the topics mentioned above

Nomads living outside NY are invited to join and will be hosted in Brooklyn and in Staten Island for the two nights of the conference.

More info:
www.nomadbase.org
e-mails
she_nyc@googlegroups.com

wiki:
http://sharewiki.org/en/She_nyc

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