How can technology be useful?

We started writing down key words and keyquestions on the whiteboard and started debating stuff as soon as we had found a common topic that we wanted to talk about. First we started talking about how much we actually rely on the internet and technology for the lifes we live. Downsides of this are for example GPS usage and stopping to rely on "trusting strangers", for example not asking people on the streets for directions. yet another example was spending hours on the internet if you're in a new place and need to look for a host on hospitality networks, instead of going around town and asking people for a place to stay. When does technology make you become anti-social?

The day after s.h.e

What do want to have accomplished after the weekend is over? That was the question 7 of us were asked in our open space session on Wednesday by two open space specialists. We were given a sheet of paper and each one of us went forward to write down what are the things that we would like to see "shifted"?

In the Sea of the thing...

We are in the Sea of the thing... It's odd really, watching all this happen: the madmen float alongside each other, the brilliant minds and their raging motivation, the bohemian squalors and their dogs, the great writers of pages that bring us together and the youthful inspiration that has created it all, and upholds it - how else can I describe such a thing?

Seeds for organic growth, she continues

It is inspiring to see how "we" grow. More people have been coming today, and we somehow managed to get a very good idea of where we are going. Many discussions take place, much brainstorming and other sorts of activity: People editing the wiki from remote, meetings take place at the same time, new invitations are written, and wonderful food is made twice a day. We still have quite some different ideas of what a nomadbase would be like, and what a nomad is. Are you a nomad? Am I a nomad? Maybe... The last couple of days the focus has been on creating a more inclusive approach towards nomadism and the concept of 'nomadbases'.

Planting Seeds for Nomadic Hospitality and Cooperation: Opening the SHE Weekend Conference!

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. Additional specifics can be found @ http://sharewiki.org/en/she Open Space Take advantage of the Open Space setup for the weekend to create space for addressing your questions with the aid of fellow nomads. Open Space allows us to have a flexible schedule over the weekend and to fall back on a loose structure for organizing the conference proceedings. At the beginning of the gathering the participants themselves decide what will be worked on.

Dumpster Diving today at the Market, 3:30

Hey everyone, For whoever is available, the Tea House is running low on supplies and the MArket is today, and we're the experts so... A few people showed interest and said that they would meet here, 105 Rigaer Str. The tea house, at 3:30 and go down for the market. Unfortunatly, it's a little ways away, but we can cover the metro ticket costs if anyone needs one.
I won't be around, but Stefan will be organizing the thing. The best time is 4:30 and it should take about an hour to get there. Crelle Str. Yorck Str. S Bahn Station. The market is along Crelle Strasse. Yorck Strasse.

Lunch at the Tea House Daily 1pm

There is a lunch Voku every day at the Tea House for the duration of the conference. 1 pm is the subscribed hour; however, it can be flexible and there is often food left for those who come later. Suggested donation is 1 Euro, for Tea house economy sustainability. Likewise, coffee and tea run of donation structures. The goal is not to profit, rather to not undermine the economy of the tea house, which, in fact, is contrary to what is happening in the latest trend simply by having our presence around.
Vegan or Veg, and help is welcome. 12 pm or so.
105 Rigaer Str.

Life at the Tea house...

For those who haven't been spending their afternoons at the tea House I thought I'd give a little story about what is happening and what has been happening... the daily life at the Tea House: Lunch every day at 1 pm while the conference is on. This usually means 1:30, but we aspire all the same. Likewise, we're opening at 10 am, and I get up and open the place, but that was 11 today, so... I'm staying here for the duration of the conference, so is Stefan and Alex. We share the room in the back and it's good; the home feeling that the Tea House encourages is realised by our existence here.

Brainstorming away... Nomadbase structures

To understand what a nomadbase could be, we tried today to make an inclusive list of all sorts of places that potentially could be labelled as such. The list was directly added on the wiki [see list]. After listing all possible models of nomadic co-living, the discussion naturally went to other aspects of a nomadbase network, such as trust-metrics. Who decides who is a nomad, or what is a nomadbase? Will we work with a vouching system, or is it open for all? Different models were discussed of how a nomadbase network could look like. Would it be a closed network of several houses where our 'approved' nomads can live? Would it be an open network open for anyone to join? Or something in between?

Lightfoot to sweep Berlin

Lightfoot is about writing letters. It is fun, and it connects people. Today 6 came together at s.h.e Berlin to discuss lightfoot possiblities. The brainstorming was very effective and empowering. Uplifting. So we want Lightfoot all over the world. But how? Part of the philosophy is sustainability and there are letters that are not to be delivered with airplanes or motor vehicles. But as such it will take us ages to be everywhere worldwide... So we decided to speed up the process a bit and do the following:

  • Everyone writes one letter during this conference
  • We make a nice and shiny mailbox
  • We build a nice website this week
  • People write their delivery story
  • Lightfoot will be spread everywhere

Events and Calendar

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Traveling School of Life workshop

Presentation on the Traveling School of Life project http://TSOlife.org Skill Sharing networks are great!

Project Volunteering Presentation

Presentation of the Project Volunteering House Project here in Berlin; possible discussion to follow.

  • See presentation on video
  • See discussion video
  • Locations: tea house in Berlin

    Chill-out, relax, do some work, order some tea or a beer, and everyday at 20.00 dinner. The tea-house is a great place to be. The front space has two different rooms with a bar, chairs, tables, books, board games and some diy-made benches with mattresses. A she infotable is at the entry with a calendar, some booklets and pens and paper. Only downpart is that it sometimes can get crowdy with all sorts of folks who regularly come here or who come for the first time. Also, if you don't like smoke, you will not like this space... At the back there is an extra room, which we try to keep smokefree. And we regularly throw open the door to let some fresh air come in.

    Conversations and Events from Yesterday, Saturday 22 at SHE Berlin

    Wow, what an amazing introduction to Berlin. I woke up on a couch in the community floor flat of a community share project in Berlin. I'm not even sure where it was. Hitch hiking on Friday for 10 hours left me in a dizzy state that lasted through my arrival at the community share flat that prohibited me from remembering street names. I do remember that I had my first sight of the fallen WALL on my walk to the location.

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