mai 28, 2015

Action-Adventure Game Lab for Climate Justice – Berlin, June 26th to July 2nd

fa15_labofii_media_gallery_res-2
“… ice sheets are melting faster than the models projected, but resistance is beginning to boil. In these
existing and nascent movements we now have clear glimpses of the kind of dedication and imagination
demanded of everyone who is alive and breathing during climate change’s ‘decade zero.’”  Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything, 2014.
“To hack is to differ” McKenzie Wark, Hacker Manifesto, 2004.
Following Naomi Klein’s “This Changes Everything. Capitalism vs. The Climate”, The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination (Labofii) assumes that in the face of climate change not only our ways of living, but also our definitions of art and protest will have to change. In the lead up to the Paris COP21 Climate Summit in December 2015, the Labofii is collaborating with the climate justice movements to create a new form of political engagement: Throughout 2015, a digital online and offline action-adventure game will be developed via a series of hackathons/labs that will bring artists, activists, designers, scientists, hackers, architects, gamers, performers and other citizens together to conceptualise and build the game together. Thus, we will explore the edge between public space and cyberspace, the virtual and the real, the world of gaming and the world of
activism.
This mass participation trans-media framework will merge the street, bodies and cyberspace, and will turn the city into a playing field of creative resistance open to all. In the game, teams will aim to achieve missions, in which they can score points by taking action against climate change and for climate justice, in one city or beyond. These will be non-violent forms of creative action such as performative interventions and political street art, confronting the influence of lobbyists on the United Nations or protesting open cast coalmines. These actions take place without central coordination but teams can use an open source smart phone application to report in real time on their achievements.
From 26th June to 2nd July 2015, the “Action-Adventure Game Lab for Climate Justice” will take place in Berlin during the Foreign Affairs festival. It will be a week of collaboration and sharing knowledge, a lively workshop in which creative forms of resistance will be introduced and discussed, a space of intense cooperation and self-management, using popular educational tools, games and horizontal forms of decision-making.
There will be an opening gathering and introduction on the evening of 25th June for those who are or can be
around earlier.
The lab is free but places are limited and we need to balance the participants with different skills.
Please use the online form to register!
The deadline for applications is Sunday 7th June (midnight). We will let you know if you have a place by Wednesday 10 June.
We cannot cover accommodation costs, but can help find hosts if needed. A free lunch will be provided to all participants during the event.
avril 23, 2015

LE FILM (et nous) a AURAY, Bretagne – Dimanche 26 Avril

sentiers-26avril-Projection du film « Les sentiers de l’utopie« , suivie d’un débat avec Isabelle Fremeaux et John Jordan, les réalisateurs. Dans le cadre du café associative au pays d’Auray:

  • Dimanche 26 avril à 18 heures
  • Salle Hélène Branche – Pôle municipal du Penher – 18 rue du Penher Auray
  • Entrée libre
avril 20, 2015

#HackCop21: A Laboratory of Art Activism to Co-design Creative Resistance for Climate Justice – London, June 2nd to 7th

we are nature

… ice sheets are melting faster than the models projected, but resistance is beginning to boil. In these existing and nascent movements we now have a clear glimpses of the kind of dedication and imagination demanded of everyone who is alive and breathing during climate change’s ‘decade zero.’ ”

Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything , 2014.

To hack is to differ”

Mackenzie Wark, Hacker Manifesto, 2004.

Do you want to take part in co-creating what could be the most innovative mass disobedience action against climate chaos? Does the border between street action and cyberspace excites you? Do you want to plot the worlds first Non-violent Civil Disobedience Direct Action Adventure Game ?Are you an artist, activist, hacker, gamer, graphic or web designer, who loves collaborative projects?

In the lead up to the protests at the Paris COP21 Climate Summit in December 2015, The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination is joining forces with the climate justice movements to co-create a new form of disobedient action: Climate Games.

This mass participation transmedia action framework merges the street, bodies and cyberspace, and will turn the city into a total creative resistance event open to all. During Climate Games, teams aim to achieve missions, which allow them to score points by taking action against the root causes of climate change, in one city or beyond. These will be non-violent forms of creative action, from blocking lobbyists from influencing the United Nations to performative interventions, political street art to shutting down an open cast coal mine, These actions take place without central coordination but teams can use an open-source smart phone application to report in real time on their achievements.

Throughout 2015, Climate Games will be developed via a series of hackathons, spaces of intense cooperation and self-management, using popular educational tools, games and horizontal forms of decision making that will bring artists, activists, designers, scientists, hackers, architects, gamers, performers and other citizens together to conceptualise, and build the Climate Games together. Thus, we will explore the edge between public space and cyberspace, the virtual and the real, the world of gaming and the world of activism.

From the 2nd to the 7th of June, the second hackathon will take place during the 2 Degrees festival at Arts Admin, London. On the 7th of June we will test certain elements of the Game in a warm up round in the city of London.

During this Hackathon, we will carry on with the work that started in Ghent, developing further the game play, rules, overall narrative and aesthetics of the Climate Games as well as the development of the website. It will not be a space filled with geeks on computers, far from it ! Ours will be a lively workshop that shares knowledge and introduce newcomers to forms of creative resistance. We are calling on anyone who wants to defeat those who play deadly games with our climate to join for a week of collaboration and creativity.

The hackathon is free but places are limited. If you would like to apply please fill in the form here. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 5 May. We will let you know if you have a place by Monday 11 May. Please note that food will be provided during the Hackathon for participants and that there will be a small fund for travel bursaries. However participants will need to organise their own accomodation.

To ‘hack’ is to redesign the use of something, to make something do something it’s never done before, #hackcop aims to transform the way we plan and carry out creative resistance in the name of climate justice, using the combined knowledge of citizens and experts working together.

For more info contact:

info@labofii.net.

Twitter: @labofii

mars 29, 2015

Rejoins le Labofii à Nantes les 18 et 19 avril pour co-créer une nouvelle forme d’action de désobéissance, dans les rues et le cyberspace

10301287_10153767221349358_3896830089616749696_nTu as envie de participer à ce qui pourrait être l’action de désobéissance de masse la plus innovante qui soit contre le chaos climatique? La frontière entre le réel et le virtuel te fascine? Tu es artiste, activiste, designer, joueur, hacker, et tu adores les projets collaboratifs? Rejoins nous au Lieu Unique les 18 et 19 avril! Pendant les mois menant aux mobilisations lors du Sommet COP21 de l’ONU sur le changement climatique à Paris en décembre 2015, le Laboratoire d’Imagination Insurrectionnelle (labofii) organise une série d’événements pour créer une nouvelle forme d’action de désobéissance: les Climate Games. Ce cadre d’actions de masse transmedia vise à fusionner la rue, les corps et le cyberspace, et va transformer la ville en un champ de résistance totale, ouvert à tou-te-s. Pendant les Climates Games, des équipes vont tenter de réussir des missions qui leur permettront de marquer des points en agissant aux racines du changement climatique, à Paris ou au delà. Ces actions non vionlentes et créatives, qui pourront aller du blocage des lobbyistes qui sabotent les négociations à l’ONU jusqu’à des interventions théâtrales, la fermeture de mine de charbon ou des actions en ligne, prendront place sans coordination centralisée, mais les équipes pourront utiliser une application de smart phone pour reporter leurs succès en temps réel. Pendant toute l’année 2015, les Climate Games seront développés grâce à une série de hackathons et d’ateliers pendant lesquels les participants travaillleront collectivement à l’élaboration de tous les aspects des Climate Games: développement de la platforme interne-smart phone app, règles du jeu, récit, création des missions, etc. Ainsi nous explorerons ensemble la frontière entre l’espace public et le cyberspace, le réel et le virtuel, le monde du jeu et celui de l’activisme. Nous vous invitons à nous rejoindre de samedi 18 avril à 10h jusqu’à dimanche 19 april 18h, pour un week end d’intense collaboration ludique et créative afin de poursuivre l’élaboration des Climate Games. Ce week end sera en effet la suite d’un hackathon d’une semaine en Belgique en mars, ainsi que d’une résidence du Labofii au LU dans le cadre du projet 0.CAMP organisé par PiNG. Il incluera également des présentations d’autres artistes participant à 0.CAMP. La participation à ce week end est gratuite, mais les places sont limitées. Merci de vous inscrire en remplissant ce formulaire avec le 1er avril (réponses envoyées le 5 avril). Il est important de pouvoir participer à la totalité du week end. Pour plus d’info, n’hésite pas à contacter info (at) labofii.net

mars 23, 2015

Le Lancement de Joyeux Bordel a Paris – un nouveau livre …

Nous avons écrits la préface et quelques chapitres de ce livre, petit manuel sur les formes de résistance créatives !  Lancement a Paris, 1 Avril, 19h… 103 rue Julien Lacroix – Cabaret Culture Rapid – A+

#OccupyCultureRapide!

février 11, 2015

« Joyeux bordel », week-end de formation : ART et Activisme – PARIS.

jB

Dans le cadre de la campagne Requins 2015 et à l’occasion de la sortie du livre Joyeux bordel, Attac organise un week-end de formation : « Joyeux Bordel – Art, activisme et chaos climatique. Une introduction aux stratégies et tactiques de résistance créative ».
Samedi 28 février et dimanche 1er mars 2015, à Paris.

Vous avez envie de (vous) mobiliser pour lutter contre les causes du chaos climatique ?
Vous avez souvent l’impression que toutes les actions se ressemblent et ne parviennent plus à intéresser ou avoir de l’impact ?
Vous voulez constituer un groupe affinitaire pour mener des actions de désobéissance civile créatives, joyeuses et, surtout, efficaces ?
Rejoignez-nous pour un atelier de deux jours, lors duquel nous invitons artistes et activistes à venir explorer ensemble les synergies émergeant de la fusion entre art et activisme pour élaborer ensemble de nouvelles formes de résistance créative.

Organisé à l’occasion de la sortie du livre Joyeux Bordel – Tactiques, principes et théories pour faire la révolution, cette formation examinera un éventail d’approches, du canular au démantèlement stratégique, du théâtre invisible au travail médiatique, pour aboutir à un design collectif d’une action pour la justice climatique.

Organisé conjointement par 350.org, les Jeunes Amis de la Terre, Attac, Les Liens qui Libèrent et le Laboratoire d’Imagination Insurrectionnelle (Labofii) [1], le week-end sera animé par John Jordan et Isabelle Fremeaux du Labofii, avec la participation d’Andrew Boyd, co-auteur de Beautiful Trouble , la version originale du livre.
Cet atelier trouvera des applications concrètes dans le cadre de la campagne « Mettons les combustibles fossiles à la retraite » de 350.org , de la publication du guide éco-citoyen « Climat : comment choisir ma banque ? » des Amis de la Terre et de la seconde édition du « kit anti-requins » d’Attac.


  • Quand ? Samedi 28 février de 10 h à 18 h et dimanche 1er mars de 10 h à 16 h (présence exigée sur les deux jours).
  •  ? Au Jardin d’Alice – 20 rue de Reuilly – Paris 12e (métro Reuilly – Diderot).

La participation est gratuite mais les places sont limitées, merci de vous inscrire en remplissant ce formulaire (cliquez ici) avant le 22 février.

février 4, 2015

Participate in co-designing creative resistance in the streets and cyberspace against climate chaos

Dice

Are you an artist, designer, hacker, gamer, activist, … ?
Do you want to take part in actions balanced between physical and virtual reality?
Join in on the Climate Games during the Hackathon #hackcop Ghent

In the lead up to the protests at the Paris COP21 Climate Summit (Dec 2015), The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination, GroenFront!, Climate Express and Multimedia Design KASK Ghent join forces in the creation of a new form of disobedient action: the Climate Games. The goal: transforming the city into the playing field of a mass disobedience action.

During the Climate Games teams score points by completing peaceful, creative missions that target the root causes of climate change. Taking place in the city, all participants coordinate their actions by means of an open source smartphone app.

Throughout 2015 these Climate Games will be developed during a series of Hackathons involving activists, artists, designers, hackers, gamers, scientists, architects … We are calling on anyone who wants to defeat those who play deadly games with the climate to join for a week of collaboration and creativity.

The first Hackathon takes place between the 16th and 21st of March in Vooruit, Ghent
This Hackathon plans to work primarily on the game play, rules, overall narrative and aesthetics of the Climate Games as well as the development of the smart phone app. It will be a lively workshop that shares knowledge and introduce newcomers to forms of creative resistance

Participation is free of charge, but places are limited
Transport, accommodation and meals are at participants’ expenses

Interested? Then fill in this application form before March 1st.

In collaboration with Multimedia Design KASK Ghent, Kunstencentrum Vooruit, GroenFront!, Climate Express & The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination.

février 4, 2015

2 weeks to go before our show and workshop in Brussels!

klepto-blades

In 2 weeks time, The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination (Labofii) will be in Brussels at the Kaaitheatre as part of the BURNING ICE festival.

On the 13th of February at 20.30, the Labofii will present the performance We Have Never Been Here Before at the Kaaistudios, 81 Rue Notre-Dame du Sommeil, 1000 Brussels. (for those of you in Ghent the performance will be also at the vooruit as part of the (im)possible futures festival 18th March)

On the 14th (st valentines day !) from 10am – Midnight, the Labofii will be culminating its 2 day workshop on the art of creative resistance, with a public day of info/action LOVE LIFE:HATE FOSSIL FUELS.

Coinciding with the 350.org global day of action (Global Divestment Day), calling on institutions to take their investments out of the fossil fuels corporations, Love Life: Hate Fossil Fuels will take us on a day long adventure of creative resistance together with an international array of artists and climate activists.

Food and information will be shared, you will hear about plans for the Paris UN climate summit mobilisations and a taster training in civil disobedience will warm you up for the ‘action speed dating’ event. This will culminate in affinity groups taking on ‘secret missions’ to be performed across the city. As darkness falls we will return to the Kaaitheater to party and celebrate life over profit with our new found rebel friends.
Please bring food to share for lunch and ferocious love to give away. Lets make fossil fuels history! Its all free but to reserve a place, please sign up here.

The event has been co-organised together with 350.org, Climate Express, Platform, The Climate Coalition, Fairfin and Vredesactie/Agir pour la Paix

Kaaitheater, Sainctelettesquare 19 – 1000 Brussels.

Hope to see you there…

PS: For those who know him, John’s son Jack has composed and is playing the music live to the show and is DJ on the night of the 14th, under his DJ name FRACTAL MIND. Other bands that night will be: at 20:00/ 20:30 B-Road Bastards; at 21:00 / 21:30 Dj Mensch Erger je niet start the party with their set – 00:00 / 00:30 Fractal Mind.

décembre 28, 2014

Intense 3 day workshop on art and activism against Fossil Fuels by the Labofii, Brussels

8951_599_-1_FSImage_0_Global_Divestment_day

The art of creative resistance: a workshop with the Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination and Platform (tbc) – February 12th – 14th 2015 10.00 – 18.00

Faced with the urgency of the social and ecological crises it is clear that everything has to be transformed ; this includes the definitions of art and the way we struggle for a better world. For the last decade the Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination (Labofii) has been bringing artists and activists together to design and carry out new forms of creative resistance. For the festival Burning Ice, taking place at the Kaai Theatre in Brussels, the Labofii will facilitate an intense three day workshop which will co-create actions to take place with the general public on Saturday 14th of February. (see details below)

Open to artists and activists interested in the boundaries between politics and performance, art and activism, the workshop will explore how we can escape the old rituals of protest to find a space where the poetic and the pragmatic fuse into successful and efficient moments of disobedience. The workshop will be hands on, we will work together to design and then implement actions (with the participation of the public on the 14th) around the theme of climate chaos and the movement to divest from fossil fuel corporations.

The workshop is free but places for February 12th and 13th are limited. If you would like to apply please fill in the form here. The deadline for applications is Monday 19th of January

For more information, contact info (at) labofii.net
On the 13th of February at 20.30, the Labofii will present the show We Have Never Been Here Before at the Kaaitheater, Sainctelettesquare 19 – 1000 Brussels.
« The Labofii… reminds us of the time when it was still possible for free theatre to try out loving anarchic social utopias… The is about saying goodbye to representation and is therefore the most radical form of theatre » The Frankfurter Rundschau, 2010.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Love Life – Hate Fossil Fuels: An info-action day for the climate. February 14th 2015 10am – Midnight.
« If each of us loved our homeplace enough to defend it, there would be no ecological crisis, no place could ever be written off as a sacrifice zone. » Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything : Capitalism vs. The climate. 2014.
In 2015, St Valentines day will not be what it used to be. The Kaai will open its doors to the public and transform the theatre into a temporary climate action zone to celebrate a culture of life over the toxic culture of fossil fuels. Coinciding with the 350.org global day of action, calling on institutions to take their investments out of the fossil fuels corporations, Love Life : Hate Fossil Fuels will take us on a day long adventure of creative resistance (prepared during the workshop) together with an international array of artists and climate activists.
Food and information will be shared, you will hear about plans for the Paris UN climate summit mobilisations and a taster training in civil disobedience will warm you up for the “action speed dating” event. The “speed dating” will culminate in affinity groups taking on “secret missions” to be performed across the city. As darkness falls we will return to the Kaai to party and celebrate life over profit with our new found rebel friends.
Please bring food to share and ferocious love to give away.
With The Climate Coalition, Climate Express, The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination, 350.org & Platform.
______________
Infamous for touring the UK recruiting a rebel clown army, running courses in postcapitalist culture, throwing snowballs at bankers, turning hundreds of abandoned bikes into machines of disobedience and launching a rebel raft regatta to shut down a coal fired power station, The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination (Lab of ii) merges art and life, creativity and resistance, proposition and opposition.

novembre 17, 2014

Les Sentiers de L’utopie a Muzillac, Bretagne.

Notre film avec nous le 20 NoNotre film avec nous le 20 Novembre avec Terre En Vie, Cinema Jean D’arc, Muzillac, Bretagne.

Affiche-TEV-film-nov-2014

Suivre

Recevez les nouvelles publications par mail.

Rejoignez 268 autres abonnés