As already mentioned in this blog, Open Source Ecology will have a booth in the Subversive Fair event in Linz. This was arranged during the Invisible Intelligence conference organized by Peter Weibel and Franz Nahrada in November 2008 in Graz , where Barbara Pitschmann of Social Impact presented the Subversive Fair Project. The Subversive Fair is an art project sponsored by the City of Linz who will be cultural capital of Europe together with Vilnius, Lithuania, in 2009. So who would doubt that Open Source Ecology is also a very elaborate piece of art besides its very serious nature? Subversive fair plays with all the elements of a commercial tradeshow to present contributions to a different world where commerce and power is less important but culture and cooperation is important. The Subversive Fair enables Marcin and Sam Rose, close collaborator, to come to Austria – where Marcin has already been at the Third Oekonux Conference in 2004, when he was also giving a speech at a meeting convocated by GRAT (Group Appropriate Technology) in Vienna.Note the dates – Subversive FairÂ Linz from 14th to 18th of May.,
Beside and mainly after the fair, Marcin will also go on tour to various locations in Austria:
- On Saturday the 16th he will have a first speech in Neulengbach in the Vienna Woods, hosted by Martin Kirchner and Florence Holzner in Barbara HechtsÂ Villa Creativ.Â The theme will be the possible relations between cohousing, new work and open souce ecology.Â see here
- On Sunday 17th Michaela Kohlbacher will get Marcin in Linz, There is a stay overnight at friends on a farm in nearby Wels,Â
- next day they go way south to Carinthia. There will be a TV interview with the local TV station in Bad Kleinkirchheim and a visit to the farm of Christian Mayerbrugger.
- On Tuesday 19th Marcin will speak at Klagenfurt University about “Open Source and Mobility” (tractor, car etc) in room Z 109 hosted by Michaela Kohlbacher – Schneider
- On Wednesday 2oth Michaela will drive Marcin north and drop him in Weiz, were at 10 AM there will be a meeting with the solidary Region Weiz hosted by Feri Berger. In the afternoon most likely Marcin will have to go by train to Vienna unless we find a host and a person who is driving up to BÃ¶heimkirchen next day
- On Thursday 21st Marcin will be in BÃ¶heimkirchen at the GRAT center hosted by Robert Wimmer Â – special workshop on thermal social concentrators
- On Friday 22nd Marcin will be in Vienna
- On Friday 23rd Marcin and Franz will visit an energy autonomous farm near Vienna. (Wolfgang LÃ¶sers Energiebauernhof)
Watch this space as this post is a work in progress!