INTRODUCING: KEI KREUTLER
05 August 2015
Social innovator Kei Kreutler will join us at The Long Progress Bar, our new festival of radical imagination, on September 3 and 4, to talk about emerging methods of empowerment through collective spirit. We asked Juha, the festival’s curator and Artistic Director at Lighthouse, to tell us why Kei’s work is so important, and why we need to know about it.
Kei Kreutler, technologist and place-based social innovator with unMonastery.
unMonastery is an incredibly interesting and inspiring example of the community-driven projects emerging in the 21st century – especially post-Occupy Wall Street – through which participants are figuring out new ways to exist and be resilient. The unMonastery community eloquently describe the project as “a social clinic for the future, rethinking monasticism and hackerspaces to prototype a network of spaces throughout Europe,” which “addresses the interlinked needs of empty space, unemployment and depleting social services by embedding committed, skilled individuals within communities that could benefit from their presence.” Kei’s role in the community is that of futurist and engineer, offering perspective, outsider experience and thought.
On Day 1 of The Long Progress Bar, Kei will give a talk about her experiences with unMonastery in Matera, Italy, and Athens, Greece. On Day 2, she will conduct a workshop about the unMonastery Bios, an open access toolkit, designed for those wanting to start new unMonasteries; a concept first explored at art, culture and technology summit transmediale, earlier this year.
Kei Kreutler will be giving a talk on Day 1 (Thursday 3 September), and participating in a workshop on Day 2 (Friday 4 September), at The Long Progress Bar.
Also Introducing… Jam City (UK) / Guy Standing (UK) / Holly Herndon (USA) / Lars TCF Holdhus (NO) / Zach Blas (USA) / Mat Dryhurst (USA) / Metahaven (NL) / David Blandy (UK) / Katrina Burch/Yoneda Lemma (FR) / Diann Bauer (USA) / Benedict Singleton (UK) / plus reportage from (g)host Warren Ellis (UK).
The Long Progress Bar is part of Brighton Digital Festival 2015, a celebration of international digital culture across the city of Brighton & Hove throughout September.
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