Pictures of an exhibition – participatory social art performance

On the artist website www.petry.eu you could read a quot from Elon Musk: “I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.” and the reply from the spanish german artist Juan Petry: “I wanted to be involved in worlds that would change the thing.” Following his mission to figure out agagin and again new kinds of participatory social sculptures he invited friends and neighbours – with the german artist Rolf Habel – to a very special art exhibition.

Under the titlle “Copii de Ciocanesti – the kids of Ciocanesti” he mounted 14 canvas in the “room for art” in Windeck near Cologne, in our second home unit in Germany.

Every canvas was related to a real human friend in the area of Ciocanesti, a villlage 31 kilometer far from the capital Bucharest in Romania. Laura, Raluca, Irina and all the other children of the yearly summer school where described with a portrait foto, a short description and some information about their role in this summer school event.

The “special” in this exhibition was the issue, that no painting was worked out. Petry had mounted white canvas at each place.

Before the audiance entered the exhibition space, Petry talked about his experience in the summer school in the last two years and his workshops and the lovely people in Romania.

After a walk from canvas to canvas talking about the little stories related to the kids of Ciocanesti the audience started to work out all paintings. Everybody choosed 3 or 4 stories and they organised themselves in teams to paint 14 works in 4 hours.

Finally all art works where mounted again and we all enjoyed a walk through this “pictures of an exhibition”.

This is one of the works, titled: “Raluca”.

Garden party – the second birthday of a family member!

The smallest member of the family turned two and we celebrated with a big fiesta in the colour garden of familia feliz.

13 children age 5 months to 5 years with their parents enjoyed the time in the garden.

We started with coffee and cake, and opened really nice presents.

We had prepared a little game, where the children searched for a hidden pot with a little present hidden underneath with eyes closed. In german this game is called „Topfschlagen“.

We did a little mosaic on roof tiles, and I (Vero) was surprised that the little children (age 2) already had lots of fun and did a really great job with the ceramic pieces.

The process was really smooth. Some children stayed longer at the mosaic, some only did one piece and declaired themselve finished. Others preferred doing some gymnastics. The garden transformed into a paradise for children – without any toys.

The finished mosaic. Not perfect, of course but created with lots of little helping hands.

That was all the „programm“ we had though of in advance. And it was enough, the garden had so many spots to discover for the children. They started looking for fossils.

And found some good hiding spaces.

For dinner, Julien made a big vegetarian paella for 25+ people.

The dark came soon and we ate with candle light, it was really cozy.

The tents were already waiting for the little adventurer.

For most of them it was the first time camping.

The adults enjoyed the night outside (with lots of anti moscito candles).

The night was short, and in the morning it was quite cold.

But with the sunrise came the warmth and a full breakfast table.

 

Teeth brushing at the facilities – like on a real campground.

A great time for all of us and quite relaxing for such a big fiesta with children!

Thank you, FamiliaFeliz for sharing your ressources with us! The children and parents and we had a great time in your garden!

 

 

Familiafeliz Info Day 2018-10-06

FamiliaFeliz Info(rmation Day) 2018 – 10 – 06 from 10 am to 10 pm – Cervera del Maestre – Castellon – Spain

We come together with members, helpers and friends of our community to talk about further steps to develop our living community. We will show you our projects, resources, partners and opportunities and we are interested in your dreams, ideas and projects.

We will enjoy this day with delicious food and a lot of fun.

We have a lot of space for cars, caravans and  vans and mobile homes and we have some caravans on our colorgarden plot and limited places in the artist residence CASAdelDRAGON in the village nearby. Accommodation is free.

You could apply here for staying up to 3 nights for a short visit around this Info Day or apply here as a volunter for a longer visit.

the ray of hope 2018 – lightsculptures and sound

Friday night we invited friends to see some lightful objects in the art camp in the colorgarden of CASAdelDRAGON. We started at 22.30 hrs in the lower part of the plot. Following the sign ARTCAMP. we created some amazing light sculptures like this…

We will continue this work with joy and entusiasm. Thanks to all the friends for helping us!

harvesting carob – the first 1000 kilogram

We are happy to announce the first 1000 kilogram of harvested carob. It is a little step in relation to billions of tons of anual production but it was a big step for us as a little community without tractor or other powerful tools.

We get carob in “Bio” quality without any chemical treatments of trees, soil or fruits. Every piece is handpicked and selected.

We brought all carob to the local cooperative and we are curious about the final price. Yes you read correct, we delivered the fruits without knowing a final price to the cooperatve. We do this also as a scout for a lot of little part-time and foreign farmers in the local area to get more experience in handling goods in local markets.

public domain money – alternativ economy in the cloud

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Based on a thread in the FB Group “The Alternativ Living Group” and its spin-off “A new beginning” we like to publish our ideas about a self organized flat hierarchy full transparent fund with public access.

We will name it PDM (public domain money) to make it short in this post but we do not stick on that name, lets take it as a working title*.

Basics:

We want a 100% transparent self organized zero hierarchy solution to empower people to make investments in land and tools to develop and alternative sustainable common future.

We have no economic interest. No fees, no complicate conditions, easy to join (and leave) and without any risk for participants.

We will form a core group to develop PDM and this article is one of many inputs and momentums to start this team work.

Familiafeliz will donate some resources to this core group (space, technology, know-how, time) without any commercial interest.

In every country we have to respect the law and society conditions. “To lend money” in classical bank systems ends up in FIAT-money and a repitition of economicas crises and desasters. Also in every country an economical entity is created automatically if people come together to develop any kind of business. In tax driven societies this activity ends up in complex business models, hierarchy structures and finally it routes money and power from a big group of participiants to a smal group of an elite. To reject any economical interest and “to donate to a cloud” under the ambrella of an international social plastic PDM becomes a sustainable non-commercial and legal entity.

The target for the core group is to develop this PDM entity, in respect to law, resources and goal of the main idea. The target for the group of members will be later to use the entity to empower the participiants and to lend money.

One general remarkable condition should be this: whenever a classical group of people decide to come together to do something, it creates rules and laws and controling systems to reject mismanagement and crime. To maintain this controlling systems (named as police and justice) they pay a high price and this reduce the output. We have very clever samples of self-organized groups (like Cecosesola in Venecuela) which reject every rule which need to be monitored and supported by specialists. This means, we will implement only a structure which is so designed, that we do not need any form of control or judging about the behaiviour of its participiants.

A loan will be given to a person or group. Its given as a donation without expectation (this will help do avoid taxes and hierarchies). In most of the countries even donating money is connected to taxes (in Germany you have to pay taxes if you get a donation higher than 5000 Euro per year from one person!).

Imagine there is a group of 10.000 people who donate every month 1 euro. Then they invite possible founders to present their projects, business plans, risks and ROIs. They decide to route the money to some projects and every “investor” is able to “vote” for his favorite projects (like crowdfunding).

Projects with most votes get the loan and according to their business plans and ROIs they pay back.

Important to point out whats the difference to a crowdfunding platform and a bank or any other classical economical instrument:

  1. Its not a crowdfunding platform because the money returns in the hand of the investor.
  2. Its not a bank because there are no fees and no commercial interest.

So the most important thing in this project is, if a participiant gives money to the project, (s)he never loose the power to decide what happened to the money (equal if (s)he pay one time a life 100.000 Euro or every month 1 Euro (or pound, sorry, the currency doenst matter in this sample!!). In every round of voting everybody could vote again and again.

One important aspect: it will be an illusion to design and create a PDM which is so perfect that nobody could compromise it. The question is, if the design is so clever that any crime act against it will end up only by identifiing and excluding the agressor.

Status of this post in relation to the discussion (today 2018-09-10 4.30 p.m):

This is not an official set of rules, neither an official post of a group, not verified or proofed by the facebook group members or core team members. It is only an piece of ideas, published on an official website and describes the direction of familiafeliz and its members to join the process of creating PDM and a sustanaible solution for anybody to develop peace and freedom.

In the best case it is one of many thoughts about it and hopefully useful to succeed.

Possible resources FamiliaFeliz could offer:

living space, workspace, webspace, know-how and time

If you read this and you like it share this post and route people to the FB groups and / or try to join the core team and offer your skills and ideas to all of us. If you like the idea to use our forum you could apply for an account to use this open infrastructure by sending a short mail to our helpdesk ( welcome / at / familiafeliz . eu).

Lets continue the discussion in the FB group “A new beginning“. We will add here a new destination if the core group had decide to use another location to continue dialogue.

 

* To all natives, sorry for my poor english i did my best to use your language…

donation without expectation – re-use of resources

In July 2018 we moved some electronic components from Spain to Romania. Computers, routers, digital cams and other little devices we collected from friends in Germany and Spain. The idea was to re-use the things in education of the ApEAL summer school and other activities of this NGO in Bucharest.

First of all we like to say “thank you” to the donators, like Kim and Martina and Heide. Also we are happy for support by moving the box (Jens) and picking it up in Bucharest train station (Casa Mica staff manager).

We hope that this tools are useful for further projects in the little villages around Ciocanesti (31 km from Bucharest and the hotspot of the yearly summer school.

On one side we think the world is already full of devices and e have to think carefully if another usage in education really makes sense. In case of the ApEAL projects we think yes. Some of the children there have no daily access to Internet and IT – based education. For some of them the summer school is a nice chance to practice their english.

To work time by time with electronic parts like computers motivates also to get deeper in understanding english and electronic stuff. Some of the kids startet to develop the website of the NGO ApEAL.

Therefor the message of the right foto is a motivation for all of us. We will continue to figure out projects with this private engagement to empower children in Romania.

Carob – the medieval oil – harvesting the superfood

In August 2018 we started to harvest the carob in the central plot of our color garden. We collected between 4 and more than 100 kg per tree. In a line with almonds and olive the carob is the first bigger challenge of harvesting food in the season.

Our color garden is part of Baix Maestrat, an old region of ancient agriculture. An old neighbour Filipe told us, the Carob was the Oil of the anchient times. The region of Valencia, especially around Cervera del Maestre has one of the highest concentrations of cabrob trees in the world. Even Cervera was in the past a rich village because of its amount of carob trees.

Most transport was done by dunkey and horse and therefor this superfood was the oil for the “engine” of this logistics.

We will deliver most of the fruits to the local cooperative in Cervera del Maestre. But we will use this superfood also to “crowdfund” some money for further investments in our social art projects.

If you are interested in handpicked tasty and natural carobs, please write is an email and we send you some infos how and when and where you could get some. You could use also the application form below.

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