20. - 21. March 2015
Changing Weathers first partner meeting was a rare opportunity for all partners to meet up and concentrate on developing Changing Weathers into a partnership project on a more concrete level and co-create a parallel and cross-pollinated narrative of events in the context of the themes.
The meeting brought us together in the hills of the original European Karst area in Slovenia, at about 800 meters above sea level, at the Plateau of Trnovski Gozd Plateau, one of the better managed wild forest areas in Europe.
The two-day workshop 20-21 April, 2015, is aimed to strengthen CW's long-term goals of providing a permanent platform for exchanges and empowering communities, providing sustainable data on building DIY communities and a transnational cooperation exchanging practices, knowledge and skills.
During the two days the partners – Zavod Projekt Atol and Ljudmila from Slovenia, together with Arctic Perspective Initiative from Canada as an initiator of CW, and with Sonic Acts from The Netherlands, Hilde Methi with Dark Ecology project, Time's up team from Austria and, The Finnish Bioart Society, managed to tackle all major tasks that will bring the project forward in a supportive way.
With a help of a facilitator and Open Space Technology method we planned a process of deciding what are the most important topics to cover and in what order they should be discussed. The topics varied from practical issues as internal and external communication, best practises of financial reporting and coordination, to content issues as sustainable communication with local communities, continuity of the project and content development of the end catalogue.
What stayed with us along the way was a mutual understanding of organisations and individuals working in the same field of art & science and being open and available for new connections and collaborations. The meeting was mutually insightful and has a long-term impact on the whole project and continuity beyond it’s 2-year limitation. A very good start.
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