For years we have dreamed of a space to play, to build and collaborate. An environment where ideas are shared. A playground for design, making and experimentation. At www.palomar5.org, I was able to enjoy such a space, albeit for 6 weeks. Post event I felt a longing to return to this Bubble, to feel the energy of a room full of dynamic individuals creating in and shaping the space around them.
Now the time has come - Open Design City is officially open for residents.
We intend to develop the space in an open and transparent manner. We want citizens, not consumers of services.
The core vision is here. If you would like to be a part of this we would love to have you. A philosophy best described in one word - Share.
If you would like to be a part of this exciting revolution, then we will be running a space building workshop next Thursday (13th May), where we'll finish up with some beers and a Barbeque. Bring your passion, your desire, your ideals and ideas and together we can create something sustainable and truly special.
For those that just can't wait, or can't make it, come on down to Betahaus during the daytime and you'll be sure to find one of us to talk to and join in the fun.
For the pragmatically minded we will soon be listing tools, resources, skills and workshops. Watch this space.