Well… when I read – and heard – the article of Sören, where he posted his current Transition Radio playlist, my head started spinning. I spent the rest of the day rummaging through the melodies and lyrics in my head. I found songs that got me started years ago, songs that pull me down, others that bring me back on track and make me sanguine again on these winding waves of change. To add some more songs to the playlist for these turbulent summer days I’ll throw in my current nine favourite songs of change.
Which way to the future? This was the question asked by the 4th Informed Cities Forum that was held in Rotterdam from 26th-27th of March. Over 150 participants from 22 European countries were exploring new ways of bridging the gaps between civil servants, scientists and citizens.
Although this event is a long while ago, the aim of bringing together unlike people and trying to make them understand each other is a reoccuring topic of my year it seems. My observations from March still resonate in me when I visit current events. So I decided to post this one despite the delay.
End of June there was a meeting of interested folks with the initiators of a regional currency in Dresden called the Elbtaler. They met in the new Lose store, which only sells produce without plastic packaging. Here they discussed the benefits and limitations of the Elbtaler.
Which way to the future? This was the question asked by the 4th Informed Cities Forum that was held in Rotterdam from 26th-27th of March. 164 participants from 22 European countries went on an exposure therapy between civil servants, scientists and active citizens.
Since January 1st of 2015 there is a new Makerspace in Dresden West. Various local initiatives, artists and creatives put a new, shared vision into practise: The Rosenwerk. The opening is scheduled for the second weekend of May.
On the 6th of February representatives from the community gardens in the city came together for a meeting of the Gartennetzwerk Dresden to exchange news and to make plans for the new season of 2015 .