Spreeblüte an alternative currency for Berlin

Leo, Theo and Charly are part of the Ngo Regio Berlin. Their goal is to start a new local currency for Berlin. Spreebluete will support small businesses, save resources, and promote a fairer economic system. the aim is to enhance social cohesion and make people think about the nature and function of money. www.spreebluete.de

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Bizim Bakkal

Gentrification is threatening to destroy Berlin Investment in real estate is driving up rents and for one greengrocer in the Kreuzberg district, it’s even putting his livelihood at risk. This is why when a neighbourhood greengrocer Bizim Bakkal (meaning ‘our little shop’ in Turkish) recently received a notice that they must vacate their premises the…

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La Gonette – Local currency of Lyon

La Gonette is the new local currency of Lyon and its region. We have met the association who created it in Lyon this summer an wanted to post our interview close to the launching of this new currency, the 6th of November 2015. Jean Vincent from La Gonette explained the reasons beyond such an initiative,…

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Organismo Parque Augusta

Organismo Parque Augusta is one of the activists groups involved in the movement to save the last remaining piece of Atlantic Forest in that almost of São Paulo. It has been quite a struggle for a few groups, associations and neighbors, that want to influence political/corporate decisions in a city where the relation between humans and…

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Parallel Crossings screenings at la Galerie du Buisson / Paris

Parallel Crossings moves to Paris. A first step, that will take place in a contemporary art gallery, la galerie du buisson  at the end of februar, the 27&28 th februar and the 1st of march. Here you get the full program. We will meet around the topic of the “right to the city”. This political…

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Favela Monte Azul

Monte Azul is a non profit organization founded by Ute Crämer and other citizens of São Paulo. Based on the Waldorf method, it is primarily an educational project, which has developed and unfolded its many potentials. A reference for self-management and self-empowerment, Monte Azul can be considered a holistic project in the Brazilian megalopolis.

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Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir Wall St. Performance

Reverend Billiy is a well known american activist and performer, who together with The Stop Shopping Choir, organized a performance in Wall Street to revoke the to be implemented “corporate personhood”, which allows corporations to “fund” political campaigns and what not. Some of the performers are still connected to the legendary Living Theater and continue…

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PARALLELE KREUZUNGEN // PARALLEL CROSSINGS

Filmfestival für soziale Innovation Programm 26/27/28 Kino Zukunft Parallel Crossings’ was curated by: Isabelle Böhnke, Andrea Mendoza, Tiago Bartholo and Elena Bejor Design by: Elena Bejor and Corinna Harl

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Pagaki Café // Worker’s Collective

Sevi talks to alterNation about the Pagaki (Pagkaki) Café in Athens. An important video that talks about workers rights, alternative business structures, with a very nice comment on media practices and their efforts to in_corporate genuine independent initiatives into the system. In Pagkaki they just play music licensed through the creative commons platform! Many thanks…

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Lehmhausen Berlin/Brandenburg

David tells us about Lehmhausen, a project of a community outside of Berlin. They have regular meetings and are looking for a location to either start building their houses or renovating existing structures to establish a co-housing complex for 100 to 150 people from a wide range of different backgrounds. Watch the video for more…

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