Save the date
19 october 9 AM
We are making the good life happen for ourselves in the post-industrial economy.
We are coming soon
welcome to #openvillage
A new health and social care system powered by open source, community-driven solutions.
Three days of open space conversations, DIY science workshops, environmental photo exhibitions, advocacy project screenings, exercising for health. With good food and extraordinary company.
We are rolling out an experiment in communal care, as all members will be both presenter and audience.
Sessions will be small and varied, with a focus on tangible outputs and exhibitions. Extended conversations are centered on collaborative structures, finances and funding, and designing together the first OpenVillage(s). The panelists will flip the script of normal conferences and present a question to the audience they have come to from their histories.
We will make meals together, as well as clean up together. Learn more.
During the first day of the festival we will create sessions where we can experiment with collective building process and developing activities for caring within the city.
The day 2 will highlight projects and processes, that will allow us to learn from previous experiences and find ways to collaborate across any obstacle
Day 3 will present the places where we begin to prototype our ideas, find practicalities we did not imagine, and practice collaboration with each other.
Natalia SkoczylasEdgeryders’ veteran, nomad, adventurer, music critic and cultural journalist, project manager, lecturer, event organiser, you name it. Hustling exclusively for good-doing projects. Living an adventure.
Gehan MacleodA hoarder of bits of thinking and half formed disruptive thoughts with occasional bouts of fundamentalism about things that should be simple.
Eric OsiakwanEric Osiakwan is a Tech Entrepreneur and Angel investor with 15 years of ICT industry leadership across Africa and the world.
Hazem AdelEgyptian “knowmad” , studied architecture , interested in different stuff between arts and science
Kate GHuman at chroma.space – mixed reality projects – performance technologies for empathy, creative activism and expanded forms of communication.
Matthias AnsorgHacker and maker with a black thumb for money.
Register for the #openvillage festival
Meet The OpenCarers (DAY 1) – 0€. Tickets to the Meet the OpenCarers track on 19 October are free of charge, but require that you contribute three things:
- Create an edgeryders account (login if you already have one)
- Read and comment 3 stories to get to know other participants
- Share your own story.
Once you have completed these three steps write to firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your ticket.
Full Access Pass (DAY 1- 3) – 300€ for Non-members. This ticket gives you access to the entire OpenVillage Festival; all three tracks, project clinics, community dinners, parties etc.
Full Access Pass (DAY 1- 3) – 0.00 € for Program Contributors and Members of The Reef, our program for supporting members’ personal and professional development as changemakers.
Write to email@example.com for more information about registration, tickets and memberships.
Should you wish to book close to where the event will be taking place, the address for the main event venue is 171, Rue Gray, Ixelles (a 20 min bus ride from Gare du Midi and Gare Centrale).
SUPPORT AVAILABLE (limited)
We are offering five full festival passes and / or travel support for in-kind contributions to the Openvillage. These are set aside for participants who shape the event, by coming to weekly calls (see below) and completing key tasks from here on until October (Add an exhibit, talk or workshop proposal, Curate a Theme , Communicate and Engage).
Passes and travel support are offered on a case by case basis, so the sooner you get involved the better.
You have three options in order of speed: