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|| Japan, G8* 2008 Hokkaido Convergence Centers and Camps - Towards the emergence of a new "Alternative Village" space in Hokkaido
| Japan, G8* 2008 Hokkaido Convergence Centers and Camps - Towards the emergence of a new "Alternative Village" space in Hokkaido|
Date Thu, 08 May 2008 11:08:09 +0300
Call for Participation ----- Towards the emergence of a new "Alternative
Village" space in Hokkaido ---- Our Plan ---- The G8 will be held in July of
this year (2008) at lake Toya (Toya-ko) in Hokkaido. We expect thousands of
people from all over the world will gather in Hokkaido, as individuals and
various NGO groups, to take part in a medley of actions. We
(Convergence-center/Camp Work Group) look forward to the completion of an
Alternative Village, both a hive for the swarm and a place for dialogue.
---- Convergence-center ---- The convergence-center will act as your window to a
host of knowledge & information concerning the G8; as a studio for printing data
& documents; as a studio for creative work & operations; as a meeting place, and
as a resting place; as a point of internet access; and as a forum for
international exchange. The center will function as an important node, gathering
those of us unaccustomed with the land together in order to stimulate
collaborative operations, and, at the same time, we will work to ensure that
local voices are active in education and discussion.
The Camp is provided as an area for those of us coming with NGOs and
citizens' groups to pitch our tents. We are working with you to plan an
international kitchen, concerts, film screenings, a world football
tournament, workshops on environmental issues and nature conservation,
as well as other events to be held in and around the camp grounds. This
is 'another possibility', "Alternative Village". "Alternative Village"
will be an experimental environment in which every participant builds
the space for participation with their own hands. This is the type of
space that has been actualized through the participation of many people
against the G8 at Evian-les-Bains in France, again at Gleneagles in
Scotland, and again at Heiligendamm in Germany. Moreover, the camp and
its surrounding activities provide a chance for those from around the
world to interchange and build networks with the local residents.
갋 Our Goals
The aims of the Convergence-center and Camp are not simply to provide an
infrastructure for information-exchange and lodging; more broadly, we
hope to help architect a shared space in which we can mutually help out
and cooperate. This is a space for the creation of ideas & expressions
by all its participants; a solid foundation onto which we may build
something anew. The establishment of this free, open space takes a large
place among our goals.
갋We Need Your Participation & Collaboration!
Currently, we are looking for volunteers to help in creating and running
the Convergence Center and to participate in the Camp Work Group.
Everyone with interest is sincerely invited to contact us at the e-mail
Contact : japang8camp(at)riseup.net
Blog : http://g8camp08.wordpress.com/