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Idea Camp 2015

Idea Camp 2015 - this is what happened when 50 people from all over Europe met in Subtopia to develop their ideas on how to build the city through the commons

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Idea Camp 2015 – Build the City, took place on September 23-25 in Subtopia. Here we have gathered recorded, photographed and written media from the three days experience!

Idea Camp 2015 – day 1

Idea Camp 2015 – day 2

Idea Camp 2015 – day 3

Some facts

Idea Camp is arranged every year as a part of European Cultural Foundation’s (ECF) project Connected Actions for the Commons, which Subtopia is part of. The purpose of the project is to support people and grassroots organizations in contributing to the development of the commons.

This year’s Idea Camp was arranged by Subtopia together with ECF and focuses on how to build the city. It was a three-days power gathering of engaged people from all over Europe and neighbouring countries. On the last day the idea makers presented their ideas on so called Ideas on Wheels (mobile wooden frames). This is how six idea makers described their ideas to us: Building the City together.

After Idea Camp the 50 participants can apply to get financial support for their project (RnD Grant) from ECF, which will grant 25 idea makers 10.000 € each. More about Idea Camp and Connected Action for the Commons can be found here.

Idea Camp 2015 in media

Dagens Nyheter (one of Swedens biggest newspapers), 2015-08-06: 3 questions for Karin Lekberg.

Interview with Karin Lekberg, Manager in Subtopia, on P4 Stockholm (Major Swedish radio station) 2015-09-22: Lunch i P4 Stockholm med Pär Fontander

Dagens Nyheter 2015-09-25: Idea Camp in Botkyrka: “An expanding movement in the world”

Kulturnytt Sveriges Radio (Culture programme on Sweden’s public service radio) 2015-09-25: Culture, news programme

Sisuradio Sveriges Radio 2015-09-25:  Idea Camp visioi yhdessä: pelto keskelle uudenlaista kaupunkia

The Guardian 2015-09-29: Monopoly for the people: three strange days at the urbanism ‘idea camp’

Södra Sidan (local Swedish newspaper), 2015-10-02: Interview with Karin Lekberg

De Correspondent:  De stad is van ons Hoe jonge ideeenmakers de gemeenschap willen herontdekken

Idea Camp 2015 on Twitter: #IdeaCamp

Ideas on Wheels

Photographer Julio Albarrán