The fourth edition of OFFDEM took place, like the first OFFDEM, at VSP in Brussels.
A point on methodology
not a place to present your past year’s work or your own production, but a moment to share perspectives and propose collaborations that will be explored during the coming year(s). Therefore, individual presentations and slides should be minimized to what is required for a common understanding, and will be limited to work groups. If you must start with a presentation, please let’s keep it under 10 minutes. We tried to bring some cohesion to the different proposals, to create situations and moments of discussions towards concrete issues and propositions of organization: emphasizing work groups and conversations.
We therefore propose to start the day with a short general assembly during which we introduce below mentioned thematics ; then we discuss and agree on which workgroups are important to pursue them and split into smaller groups for the rest of the morning, and after lunch. This is a moment when those who wish to present their projects can: we have three beamers, please bring your slides on a USB stick.
The last part of the day we propose to get back together and share our discoveries and determine action points.
Practically we expect you to:
be present with us at least half a day (in case the proposed timing is impossible for you please tell us we will adapt as much as we can)
attend the morning GA when your name is written in the talking points below
attend the defined work groups that will emerge from the discussions
attend the afternoon GA, or delegate your conclusions to someone in your WG
There’s a single “track”, so that everyone can take the time to meet each other and share transversal perspectives.
OFFDEM Ozone consolidated the collective methodology to work together with an introduction General Assembly, self-organized working groups, restitution GA in the evening, and follow-up WGs. This is described in the programme (but should be moved to its own page).
Machine as a social construction made out of metal and flesh and community proposal gave birth to the WG. e-Waste
OFFDEM Ourstory : OFFDEM | OFFDEM H₂O | O₂FFDEM | O₃FFDEM