Eimaste Programme for the Nicosia Pop-up Festival (10-31 Dec, 2021)

Programme

**On Demand**
– Survival 112: making a rope from natural fibers. Workshop with Lital and Vinas: Learn how to make a useful thread from vegetation you find anywhere. Lital and Vinas are experienced travelers and skilled survivors, and they share love for nature and simplicity. Reservations 99778425.
– Dreamcatcher-making workshop with Lital.
Learn how to weave a magical dream catcher!
Lital is a traveling artist specializing in traditional crafts using natural materials (instagram.com/thebasketlady). Participation and materials fee 5€. Reservations 99778425.

18 Dec, Saturday
10:00: Mushroom Tea Circle with Harrys
We invite Harrys Protopapas, a dear and experienced guardian of the Cyprus intentional community movement, to share with us his research on medicinal mushrooms. There will be available Lion’s Mane to try in the form of tea, and to buy. For details call 99586369.

20 Dec, Monday
8:30pm: It takes a Village Parents Circle [online, every Monday]
We connect and support each other under the guidance of Erika Wieser, our community elder and expert in nature-focused early years education.
Telegram invitation link: https://t.me/+_gtO-bo40fEwNzhk
For details call 99586369.

22 Dec, Wednesday [every Wednesday]
16:00-18:00: Eimaste Family Hang-out @Academia’s park
Parents and children meet and play at Academia’s Park. For details call 99586369.

29 Dec, Wednesday [every Wednesday]
16:00-18:00: Eimaste Family Hang-out @Academia’s park
Parents and children meet and play at Academia’s Park. For details call 99586369.


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[POSTPONED] 20:30: Online Talking Circle – How to raise children at the end of the world
We invite cooperative initiatives to connect and coordinate.
Eimaste feat. Georgios M. (Spain) vol. 2. & the Vovousa Festival
For more information call 99586369.
Join the online meeting: https://meet.jit.si/eimaste

12 Sunday, 12:00 Paper presentation [online conference participation]
Presentation Title: “the First Device:” a utopian re-enchantment towards technological recovery [Chrystalleni Loizidou] Participation in the 21st Conference of the Utopian Studies Society Europe (10 – 12 Dec) http://utopian-studies-europe.org/conference/
Description: Leading medical organisations advise against screen-time during the first years of life, yet children are exposed to parents’ mobile-devices and screen-media consumption-patterns from birth. Growing digital distrust ranges from criticisms of exploitative and profit-driven industrial standards, to warnings about the dominance of cranky social media, and to investigations into the behaviour of machine-learning algorithms that present little eyes with a vast, absurdist, memetic informational singularity with unpredictable and alienating psychological and developmental effects. In the middle of this, tech-professionals are increasingly choosing low-tech or tech-free, outdoor schools for their children. This project catalyses a trope of a utopian “First Device” to imagine a different path for our future. It begins by drawing a connection between Silvia Federici’s feminist politics of technology production, Luiz Guilherme Vergara’s Freirean proposal of a para-laboratory for forest-school thinking, and Richard Stallman’s Four Freedoms for software development. It asks questions like: How can tech-free education practices inform the field of information ethics and child-computer interaction research? How do our primary encounters with high technology shape and direct the mind? What should be the character and purpose of the first information device we give to our young? How would it apply our best findings regarding learning, development, and creativity? How would it be meaningfully open-ended? How would it empower free, self-directed learning? How might such a tool redefine humanity’s approach to technology and to our world, away from exploitation, towards what Charles Eisenstein calls a new story of interdependence and connection? This project picks up from the results of the international “Free/Libre Technologies, Arts and the Commons” Unconference (Cyprus, 2019).

13 Dec, Monday
17:30 Rope-making workshop from natural fibers with Lital and Vinas.
Survival 112: making a rope from natural fibers. Workshop with Lital and Vinas. Learn how to make a useful thread from vegetation you find anywhere. Lital and Vinas are experienced travelers and skilled survivors, and they share love for nature and simplicity. Reservations 99778425.
20:30: It takes a Village Parents Circle [online]:
We connect and support each other under the guidance of Erika Wieser, our community elder and expert in nature-focused early years education. Suggested starting place: “My heart needs sun and friends”
Telegram invitation link: https://t.me/+_gtO-bo40fEwNzhk
For details call 99586369.

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