[Renewable] Coop Camp Tampere 2012: Food-related cooperation
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Coop Camp 2012
*** Second Annual Coop Camp, Pispala-Tampere, 24-26.8.2012 ***
Coop Camp is a trans-disciplinary weekend of events aiming to connect
the practice of informal cooperation and formal cooperatives in
Pirkanmaa and wider Finland. The event is facilitated by Pispala
Cultural Association and Pixelache Helsinki. This is a ‘tietotalkoot’
event, an occasion to learn about cooperatives, to share experiences,
stories and practices of different types of cooperativism, as well as a
place to ask for co-operators, gathering not only local Finnish cultural
perspectives and ambitions, but also those of a more international
*** Food-related cooperation ***
This year’s Coop Camp focuses on food-related cooperation. Recently in
Finland there has been a significant interest in Community-supported
Agriculture (CSA) model of food production, as well as spontaneous
pop-up restaurants, and attempts to activate neighbourhoods regarding
collaborative food-related projects. All these activities can be seen as
fitting under the umbrella of developing a solidarity economy:
Strategies for ‘humanizing’ or out-cooperating capitalist economy. In
other words, seeking to supplement or challenge capitalist globalization
with community and global solidarity-based practices.
The weekend starts on friday evening with a keynote lecture at
Kurpitsatalo by Nance Klehm from Chicago, USA, on her recent Social
Ecologies initiative, which aims to engage local residents in building
healthy habitats and spreading holistic, systematic thinking by creating
and maintaining collaborative long-term interactive neighborhood
Coop Camp continues on the next day at Hirvitalo and Pispala Library
with informal presentations, screenings and activities from lunchtime
until late evening. All are welcome to participate and contribute with
suggestions to the programme.
On sunday afternoon, again at Kurpitsatalo, Nance Khlem will lead a
workshop on district level permacultural planning/activities,
highlighting the importance of soil/composting techniques, including
worms & theory of humanure. The workshop will have a modest
participation fee of 5€.
Latest info about schedule & contributions:
*** How to participate in Coop Camp? ***
The Coop Camp event on Saturday takes an open organisational style,
unconference/Barcamp style: Instead of pre-selecting all presentations,
we encourage certain people to come, as well as make open call for those
to turn up on day to share their ideas, perspectives, processes of
cooperation. Not limited to just speaking presentations, participants
can propose any type of activity that relates or suits cooperation or
cooperative action, for example, cooking, construction, game-play,
movement or physical actions, problem-solving, and so on.
*** Copy of Planning Document 20.8.2012 ***
Milloin: 24-26.8. 2012 / When: 24-26 August. 2012
Missä/Where: Hirvitalo/Kurpitsatalo/Pispalan kirjasto
(More info about the venues below)
*** Ohjelma / Schedule ***
* Perjantai / Friday 24.8. *
Local foraging tour of Pispala in afternoon - meet at Hirvitalo.
15.00 - 19.00 Vihannestori Kurpitsatalolla - Vegetable Market at Pumpkin
16.00 - 18.00
FlowFarm -workshop. Let's do simple recycled indoor growing systems.
First 20 participants will have an opportunity to take a system home.
Workshop and systems are free. There is an opportunity to buy nutritions
and grow lamps from the hosts. Paikka/Venue: Kurpitsatalo (Pumpkin House)
18.00 - 20.00
Keynote lecture by Nance Khlem (Chicago) about Social Ecologies
enterprise (http://socialecologies.net/) at Kurpitsatalo (Pumpkin House)
* Lauantai / Saturday 25.8. *
12.00 - 22.00
Unconference on food-related cooperation/cooperatives at Hirvitalo,
First hour used to decide schedule & take last proposals for contribution
!! Presentaatiot alkaa klo 14.00 / Presentations begin at 14.00 !!
- Wojtek Mejor (Warsaw, PL) - CSA and food-coop initiatives in Warsaw
- Terje Ong (Tartu, EE) - food urbanism initiatives from Tartu
- Andrew Paterson: Introduction to new cooperativism - Short
presentation about relations between tradition cooperation and network
- Jukka Peltokoski: Commons.fi -- New Publication on the Commons and
Solidarity Economy. 30mins, but 15 is also ok. At 14:00 would be a good
time. (We are going to open later this year a new website for the
publishing on the topic. I'd like to come and present the project. The
presentation is not directly about the food issues, but generally about
developing the commons and solidarity discussion in Finland. -JP)
- Meirän Pelto - CSA cooperative from Tampere
- Laura Browne: Creating Mukulaari - a local food co-op for producers
and consumers. Some viewpoints: Mobilising producers & consumers. The
challenges of starting conversations between farmers and buyers.
Volunteerism and social business. Local food box schemes in Finland.
15-30 mins, I'd like to go any time before 5pm. -Laura
- Mikko Lipiäinen: brainstorming session on Community Supported Foraging
- existing practices, new ideas, contexts of operation, 30min
- Kimmo Hokkanen & Laura Kihlström: Ruokaa Läheltä. How to connect the
different actors around local and organic food around one table,
locally. Communication and information solutions to help share,
cooperate and coordinate the grassroot activity towards a major shift in
how we produce, distribute and consume food. 15 min. Speakers able to be
present after 14:00.
- Päivi Raivio: Open Space introduction Kääntöpöytä/Turntable, NGO
Dodo´s urban garden in Helsinki, Pasila railway yard. 15-30min.
Kääntöpöytä-honey & bread will be served.
- Pieta Hyvärinen & Otto Bruun: http://tampereensatokartta.net or
Tampere “Harvest Map” is an ongoing mapping process of public edible
trees and shrubs.Finland’s liberal Everyman’s rights applies to the
cities too: this project wants to invite everyone to contribute to the
process of mapping and enjoying the possibilities that are available in
Tampere. 15-30 minutes.
Suggestion for evening: Grilli on Sami Maalas' Kelluva Puutarha /
* Sunnuntai / Sunday 26.8. *
13.00 - 17.00 (details to be confirmed)
Workshop on district level permacultural planning/activities,
highlighting the importance of soil/composting techniques, including
worms & theory of humanure. Modest workshop participation fee of 5€
*** Tietoa tapahtumapaikoista / Venue Info ***
Kurpitsatalo (Pumpkin House)
Street address: Isolähteenkatu 2
Hirvitalo (Moose House)
Street address: Hirvikatu 10
Pispalan kirjasto (Pispala Library)
NOTE! Pispalan kirjasto and Hirvitalo are opposite to each other.
Hirvitalo has a big yard that can be used for variety of activities.
More info about Hirvitalo and Pispalan kirjasto:
*** Yhteystiedot / Contacts ***
Mikko Lipiäinen (Tampere): +358 404708141, mikko.lipiainen [-at-] gmail.com
Andrew Paterson (Helsinki): +358 504023828, agryfp [-at-] pixelache.ac
andrew gryf paterson
mobile [FI]: +358 50402 3828
agryfp at gmail.com | skype: agryfp
locale: Helsinki, FI
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