connecting people and commons

Welcome to the tardis project

The Tardis Project is a Common Good Awareness Project which is dedicated to identifying, recording and restoring Scotland's Common Good Fund

Discover what is unique to yourself your community and your environment

The Tardis project was created as a bit of fantasy to help engage people in the realities of our time.         And to encourage the use of our collective imagination to see problems also as opportunities.

How it looks now

This section of the website is WORK IN PROGRESS to give a general idea of how the TARDIS PROJECT will play out. What is included here is:
ABOUT: What is the Common Good, and the Tardis Project about.
PLANNING: Scope of interests and avenues of participation.
TARDIS: Building a tardis, consept and ideas how to go about.
DIARY: And how we will set out a year plan.
WORKSHOPS: Examples of possible workshops
GET INVOLVED: Ways to engage with the project

Addressing the River Culture Research Sailing
Selling the earth - Abstractions in land ownership
Community Empowerment act
Trips to parliament
The life (and value) of a park
Real time travel Seeing into the past
Taking a camera for a walk
Taking a group for a Stroll
Taking a line for a walk
Social media people

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Look at the project as a frame to hang ideas on, convert, improve and add to. A foundation course in place based learning

ABOUT

Welcome to the Tardis project. Small on the outside big on the inside. Just like our minds and imagination. 

What good is imagination if you do not use it?
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The Common Good Awareness Project is about creating awareness of Scotland’s Common Good Fund, which consists of a whole pile of assets that are publicly owned but through a lack of public awareness are being forgotten about, there use misappropriated, or have been stolen. 

We work to help identify, document and restore these assets for the use of the public who own them. We are interested in commons in any form. We are interested in spreading information on the technological commons of Open Source computer technology and of how folk can gain access to it. 

Access is very high in our remit. Access to information, to learning, to good food, to self determination, to collaboration, to innovation, to democracy, to agency and to engagement in public life. 

Our aims are very simple. We want to engage with, collaborate with, help, support in any way we can others who respect these principals and who’s efforts are towards working in and supporting grass roots communities.

To do this kind of work, we looked for an idea that would connect with ordinary people at workshops that could be recognisable analogous and educational.


We picked the Tardis, for various reasons. We liked the idea that the main protagonist doctor hero is a defender of the weak and time travels around the place not with a big gun, but with a screw driver helping people to fix things. 

Interestingly enough unknown to us at the time the concept of the program was "specifically an education program aimed at teaching kids about science and history. We were trying to educate kids about certain things about the human condition" W Hussein

Help folk to learn the use of technology to help understand and access agency and a democratic voice.

Encourage useful practical skills in the building of the Tardis that are transferable to many aspects of our day to day life. 

Discover simple electronics and about Open Source Software.

Help to find pleasure in thought and meditation through the study of our environment, history, culture, architecture, walking, talking, who we are and where we are. 

Interview research and video people to see what they are thinking about and how we can share ideas and create community solidarity around some overarching aims or ideas. 

Creating space to allow folk to bring and add things to the mix.

Volunteer your skills and learn new ones. The student in one class/workshop can be the teacher in another.

Coordinate or collaborate in a project/workshop around your group, or groups interests. 

Become a Participatory Action Researcher. Documenting filming, recording, interviewing and finding things out that will increase understanding and to help spawn ideas to change and improve things.

Volunteer some time to the Tardis time bank for future intergalactic time travel. (A longer term project)

Winter Preparation and program

Throughout the winter we will be planning and organising meetings talks and events. Talking to folk about how they can help to volunteer and collaborate.

Autumn and Summer program

Hopefully by the new year we will have our community rickshaw on the go as mobile workshop. And a plethora of exciting ideas in a whole range of subjects and activities to get us out and about and towards the summer.

From now till then we will set up social media and start putting a program together and add stuff as it happens.

So we are keen to get folk involved on the ground floor, as the whole idea of, anything we do, is to energise folk to become engaged in community and public life and to take ownership of what is happening around them.

 If you wish to collaborate, teach, or learn, get in touch.

The section below will eventually be populated with ideas from the project and useful info and links

WHAT WE ALL HAVE TO OFFER

We each have at least a few ideas. Sometimes we need to share them to realise them. Whatever they are, within reason of course, bring them to the pot we can find a place for most things.
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IMAGINATION

All that is required for this project is a bit of imagination, the fun to try anything and thinking out side the box. Or in this case sometimes thinking inside the box.
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Planning

MAKING

We will be making all sorts of things and combinations of tools and technology. Learning to work with each other and share what we know. Using re-using fixing and tinkering with things.
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OPEN SOURCE TECHNOLOGY

We will be using free software as in freedom, learning the benefits of open source technology, how to save money using it and how to stop helping to create technology billionaires.
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COMMUNICATIONS

If you are interested in social media, graphics and all the paraphernalia that goes with it. We need your help to get the word out, keep people informed and make nice art and images.
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ENGINEERING

We live in a city that was once full of engineers and still has many. We would like to attract them to work in grass roots innovation projects.
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research

COMMON GOOD

Scotland Common Good Fund monies and assets should be working for our young folk in building resistance to austerity and on real projects for the common good.
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PLANNING  

How do we engage local people in planning and in building knowledge of housing, architecture, the environment and measuring the benefit and impacts of social and commercial projects in our communities.
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FILMING AND RECORDING

Interested in being part of the Tardis film crew. We will be filming and photographing all sorts of thing over the course of the project. From workshops to discussions, architecture and information videos.
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PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH

We will be collecting data, stories and research as we progress. What we discover and how collected data could help to develop future projects and to share with others who may find the information useful.
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creativity

MENTORING

We will endeavour to set up workshop mentoring, to connect different age groups to share skills, history, contemporary living and views of the world from different perspectives and needs.
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COOPS (Community ownership of profits)

At the end of the day we all need to work. There is no reason work can not be fulfilling. Particularly without a boss on our backs sucking up all of the profits. Our projects will be a way to look at cooperative thinking about work. 
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So we will have a proper diary and year plan at some stage for what's on and descriptions of workshops and events. See below some penciled ideas. TOP

Building a Tardis

Small on the outside big on the inside

Building the Tardis

Building the Tardis will not only be about the physical build it will deal with a lot of thinking to. How do we go about things? How we organise ourselves? Where do we do things? What would work best? What to do first? How ideas connect up? Is what we are doing useful? To what ends? We will learn how to push ourselves to think outside the box.
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TIME MACHINE

We might find ourselves looking at architecture, Going on walks, How to use a camera. Learning open source software. Making a map. Exploring the stars. Going on trips. Fixing things. Making videos. Interviewing people. Doing research. Playing music, Dancing, Writing, Going to parliament. Writing scripts, Performing, and all sorts of stuff. 

SUSTAINABILITY

You do not have to learn all of this stuff just find an opportunity to experience as much of it as you can. Maybe you will find something you enjoy, are good at and you can teach others. The Tardis project is about building imagination and looking at life from different angles to find out what turns you on.
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What will be on

Place DateTimeWhat is happening
GalGael
6:00 8:30 (On Thursdays)General chat about project Q&A 
Kinning Park Complex
11:00 3:30 On Sundays General chat about project Q&A 
Free Wheel North
Tardis workspace








A year plan

Some of what we hope to achieve

The idea is the thing


The Tardis Project, is a shell in which to put things in and get folk interested in a whole variety of activities. 

Our main goals in the work we do are. 

Access. How to get folk involved with stuff they think has nothing to do with them.

Use any means within our grasp and abilities to do this.

Create solidarity and collaborations with others on things we can agree upon and who are planning and working towards radical change (in our communities first.)




Make the work exciting, challenging, understandable to the participants but meaningful and forward thinking.

Funding. We have some Awards For All funding which need to stretch across the year for workshops and materials. 

Our work process may seem a bit confusing to people at first but we don't really work in what you could call a normal linear fashion. We work to change the meaning of normal to something better.

See below for a few of the ideas that we will be put together and the reasoning behind them.

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20 Examples of possible workshops

Addressing the river Culture sailing

Most people view the river from the city. But viewing the city from the river opens up new perspectives

THE RIVER

Many people pass the river without even thinking about it. Its history when it was full of ships and traffic. Our city was built around a river, but what does it mean to us today?
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RIVER SURVEY

Scientifically and culturally. Maybe with the aid of GalGael's rowing crew we could set up a survey of the river. Past present and future use. Document history, environment, flora and fauna on riverbank, underwater photography exploration and what the river means to people. Past and present.
If this theme interests you - Doing or taking a workshop More info here.

THE RIVER AN UNDERUSED ASSET IN THE CITY LANDSCAPE

Such an integral part of the city's cultural heritage, yet can be ignored or taken for granted. Particularly our young people who know little of the rivers history and more importantly how we could incorporate the life and possibilities that the river could inspire through creative approaches to its use.
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Selling the earth - Abstractions in land ownership

Those who control the land control everything

RECLAIMING COMMONS

We at the CGAP believe the earth belongs to no one. Scotland a few centuries ago was open grazing land for sheep where poor people etched a living. Now three quarters of Scotland is owned by 28 families. How daft is that?
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SELLING LAND IN SUCHIEHALL STREET

We will be setting up parcels of land to sell in Suchiehall street, to help people to understand the ridiculous idea of land values, both for those who say they own it and those who value land in other ways. Details to be added.

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WHERE IS DEMOCRATIC LAND USE?

Do people understand the idea of land being sold under their feet, Private estates, underground building, fracking. Parts of Loch Lomond being sold to private developers. We need to understand what is being sold under our feet befor our feet have no place to be.

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Community Empowerment Act

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COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT ACT

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about national outcomes; to confer functions on certain persons in relation to services provided by, and assets of, certain public bodies; to amend Part 2 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003; to enable certain bodies to buy abandoned or neglected land; to make provision for registers of common good property and about disposal and use of such property; to restate and amend the law on allotments; to enable local authorities to reduce or remit non-domestic rates; and for connected purposes.
(Scottish. Government)
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INTERPRETATION

Like the Common Good Fund and every other bill passed in parliament, it is all about the interpretation. It is all about putting things into action. Understanding processes. reading between the lines, circumventing bureaucracy and thinking how best to use what is possible to satisfy peoples needs. Otherwise its just bits of paper.

UNDERSTANDING POWER

 We don't really know the real reasons why acts are passed. Who fought for them, if they are genuine. One thing for sure is pulling these ideas through the acid bath of cynicism is always a good start with anything that comes through governmental decree. Because passing a bill is one thing. Making it work for those it is supposed to represent is another. We can only do that ourselves. Once we understand these things we can start to force the administration to honour what is proposed.
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The life (and value) of a park

A day in the education of a park

CONCRETE AND COMMERCE V GRASS

Developers an other interests often denigrate the value and purpose of our parks and green space in order to commercialise public space.
When somebody tells you “Nobody uses it” “The parks have to pay for
themselves” along with the sometimes pathetic excuses used to allow
building on green space by developers and city administrators alike.
How do we give them (and the public) a cost benefit analysis on our green space? 
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VALUE IN TREES

See how do parks more than pay for themselves by: Detoxing the environment. The production of oxygen. The removal of carbon dioxide and other toxins. Creates water drainage and anti-flooding. Wild life habitats. Solar energy. Benefits for mental health. The vistas and sense of space as a release from manic traffic. A space to exist as a family unit. Reduces friction, stress and family break-ups. Escape from city stress that leads to crime and violence. Building block for a sense of community
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WIDENING THE SCOPE OF KNOWLEDGE

People go into the park to get away from the stress of city living. safe place for the kids to play, a respite from work. And why shouldent they. But there is much more to the life of a park as we have seen. Parks are an education in biodiversity, nature, autonomy, physics, science and much more. The more we know about thes things, opens the park to new forms of knowledge and more reason that parks need our protection if future generations are to share in the value of that knowledge.

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Real time travel Seeing into the past 

The art of vision

The Universe

Understanding our place in the universe and opening ourselves to the origins of life can also widen our understanding of cause and effect, the insignificance of time and the importance of life and our place in the wider cosmos.
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INTERSTELLAR TIME TRAVEL INTO THE PAST

Looking into space. Astronomy seeing the real stars not the plastic ones. Look at the Persiad meteor shower or the ears of Saturn. jupiter venus is hard to see but mars could be a thing. The Orion Nebular yes. With a 60mm refractor telescope. Or maybe a 200mm Newtonian Reflector. We can see deep space and hundreds of thousands of years into the past.
We will be looking through telescopes into the future. Various venues

THE COSMOS

"A habit of finding pleasure in thought rather than in action is a safeguard against unwisdom and excessive love of power, a means of preserving serenity in misfortune and piece of mind among worries. A life confined to what is personal is sooner or latter to become unbearably painful; it is only by windows into a large and less fretful cosmos that the more tragic parts of life become endurable." Bertrand Russell
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Taking a camera for a walk

Composition, Street photography, ideas preperation and being there

WISH I HAD BROUGHT MY CAMERA

When do you hear that nowadays? We are never a few feet away from a camera these days. There are so many great pictures around taken at random amoung the millions shot each day. Thing here is how do we learn to take better pictures when we need to and when it is important to do so, within time frames and so on.
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LOOKING

Composition, using negative space, being there, capturing or setting up the moment. 

BE PREPAIRED

Taking good picture according to the old news paper photographers, was having the camera at f8 speed 1/125 of a second and being there. Maybe not for all situations but being prepaired, and concentrating on getting the shots needed and not getting to distracted by technical decisions when you are in the moment could be the difference between good shots and unusable ones.

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Taking a group for a Stroll

Look at your city as a tourist, rather than just a walk from A to B

CITY STROLLS

The idea was if you don’t get out and about nothing happens – or you won’t be aware of what does. We went for walks, not guided tours but participatory tours learning from each other. As well as looking at nice building, we would look at developments and ask what is this, what is it doing here and what has it got to do with me? So much can be learned about the city and its people when you walk to engage rather than usually walk to go from A to B.
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PERAMBULATION

If you are interested in looking at things from a different angle or perspective, Pursuing ideas for art; photography, architecture and critical observation, Share skills; ideas, on things that shape your community and environment, Developing an idea of what community and environment mean, within the city? Or just having a chat or a stroll with like minded people 

HOME AND AWAY

City Strolls is not about a tour guide showing folk around but more a participatory walk where the lead can be taken by anyone. Everyone has their own special places and knowledge to share. There is no greater walking pleasure than imagining you are a tourist in your own city.
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Repair Cafe Glasgow

Repair Cafe Glasgow is a voluntary organisation, founded in 2017 on the principles of Repair Café International, and built upon the idea that our possessions have lots of life left in them when we maintain and repair them. Doing this together with others builds social cohesion and combats isolation, while helping reduce the size of our landfills.

SOCIAL

Grab coffee, tea and tasty treats! Chat with old friends and make new ones. Our cafe is here during events to help make you feel comfortable and welcome while your item is being assessed and hopefully repaired.
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ECONOMIC

Sometimes a very simple repair is all that is needed to fix a broken or damaged item. This saves the unnecessary cost of a replacement. When we send less waste to landfill, environmental costs are also reduced and the whole community benefits!

ENVIRONMENTAL

Repair extends a product's useable life, reduces waste and pollution, and saves energy, carbon emissions and finite non-renewable resources. It reduces the need to recycle which can deplete more resources than producing something new.
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Taking a line for a walk

Drawing is a very underused tool for all sorts of reasons

CAN YOU DRAW?

Drawing is the first language we learn and is usually abandoned through being forced to be representational then tested on it at school. People learn to be embarassed by their drawing because it doesnt conform to academic standards or because they are told "you cant draw". But thats rubbish. Why we want to draw is the important thing not how we draw.
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DRAW THE LINE

Before we take our line for a walk it is useful to know where we are going. What is it we wish to express. Sometimes it is just a case of drawing to find out. Sometimes we need to plan, what materials we need to use, what scale we are thinking about. Drawing blindfold, or with the opposite hand, using all kinds of materials, techniques, places, (doesn't have to be on paper) Drawing is about looking at things, then looking closer and becoming absorbed in the activity.

REASON FOR DOING

Everybody can draw. We can draw just for the sake of it, the theraputic value. We can draw to remember things when we can't write them down or describe them. Contemplating a drawing makes us look at things, think about what we want to express in them and the information we want to capture. Once we find reason to draw, the question. "Can you draw?" drops into insignificance.
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Social Media People (The dark social)

Do you ever wonder if Facebook was that great the world would be a better place

UNDERSTANDING MEDIA

"Facebook does some really nice things, enabling many of us to recontact old friends, and interact (online at least) with tons of interesting people. But it may be time for your business, your social movement or project or you as an individual to reconsider the effort and resources devoted to maintaining a presence on Facebook, Twitter and corporate social media platforms." Bruce A. Dixon
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UNDERSTANDING MEDIA

Email is still the standard and safe way of communicating. In fact we need to be careful of preserving all ways of communication as well as the written word, magazines and never rely on any one media. What if facebook crashes, or when it starts to charge fees. (Which is inevatabl) Every form of communication is important. Particularly human face to face 

THE DARK SOCIAL 

All of our information on line is being sold on a regular basis. Information about who you call, what you buy and who your friends are. Think about it this way. If an insurance company knows how many times folk visit the doctor or go to the hospital, how do you think it would effect getting  insurance? Believe it facebook is building your profile as we speak. And the information you put on it belongs to them not you. The dark social is your friend Facebook is the enemy

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Creating and finding code ninjas

Keeping access to the internet free and secure

WHO NEEDS NET NUTRALITY?

Creating community awareness will need the typ of people who understand the relevance and implacations of the abandonment of net nutrality and the interception of communications and data retention act. (The Snoopers Charter)
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BUILDING PROTECTIVE ALTERNATIVES

Activity would centre around SE linux based workshops, Taylor individual options for specific community needs, with the utimate goal to create community intranets ansd all of the scurity required to achieve this. Also to help community education on these topics

PROTECTING PEOPLE NOT MONEY

There is more to life than ((twentyfour didget sequence saying bad)) Through the use of Open Source Software, we will look for approaches with the main aim of protecting individuals personal data as opposed to the data mining and commercial profiteering carried out using their data.

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Community engineers

Developing our future

NECESSITY THE MOTHER OF INVENTION

We live in a city that was once overflowing with engineers, workshops and industry. How do we revive the spirit of inovation that once drove the city. Only this time for our the Common Good, not for the coffers of shipping magnets. There is still a useful legacy of engineering and mentoring opportunity that could reinvigorate contemporary inovators and knowledge of our working past.  
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WE NEED BRIDGE BUILDERS

We also live in a country with horizontal rain fall, water rushing off mountains and wind and waves batering us on each coast. Our city is called The Dear Green Place?  Why can't we become as famous for renewable energies as we did for ship building?  We are educating our young and giving them nothing to do. When there is so much to do?

THE STONE AGE DIDN"T STOP BECAUSE WE RAN OUT OF STONES

We do not need to wait till the oil runs out to think of something else. The imerative in climate change will be how it is interperated to ordinary people. How they can find a place in it. How they can see a future in the work needing done. And that will mean how it is interpeted and understood in a language that helps to connect it to their own environment, not in the abstractions of thoes in the know

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Building things in general

Building empowerment

Building alternatives

We don't build things nowadays we buy them. What's the point of making one they are to cheap to buy. What is missing from this value equasion is enjoyment, sense of achievement, therapy, learning skills, not to mention saving the planet from turning into one big land fill site. 
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USEFUL UN-EMPLOYMENT

Having a job does not determin our lives. Being unemployed does not mean we are useless. It just means not having a job. There is always something to build, even when we do not get paid for it. There is very little time in paid work for creativity. Being unemployed is tough but there is always a bit of space for useful un-employment, for building confidence, to face and challenge that which forces us to feel useless

VALUE OF USEFULNESS

We are only heald back in life by believing others perceptions of what is normal. What is percieved as normal is why so many are suffering today. Accepting he status quo has never been an option for the least well off. What affordes us the liberty we have was gaind from what we built our selves. Much of it, or most of it created in the harshest of times. To stay useful we need to keep building with what we have and using imagination for what we don't.

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Community rickshaw

Exploring both the enjoyment of cycling and cycle power for transport and entertainment

TOOLS FOR HEALTH

The community rickshaw will be many things. A cargo bike, a mini Tardis, a fruit stall, a theatre, a pupet theatre, an information booth an art gallery, a speakers corner, and anything you want it to be 
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UTILITY VEHICLE

Our community rickshaw/cargo bike  will be used to bring projects and workshops to the local communities. It will work as an information outlet for community activities and be available for different projects. The rickshaw will als be used to take demos to schools and community centres. It will be adaptable to many different uses, including street theatre, sound systems and wherever the imagination takes us.

THE SMOGG FREE ALTERNATIVE

By twent years time we will have to stop using the internal combustion engin for transport. While we think about where we will get all of the elictricity to run the defunct petrol cars there is no reason not to continue developing and using the most relyable and enjoyable energy resource we have. And getting heathier into the bargain

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Laptop Challenge

Open Source to those who need it

INSTALL 

We plan to give away as many laptops (and desk tops) as we can get with open source software and programs installed to give fo folk who need a computer and can’t buy one. 
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DONATE

What we want you to do is bring tcomputers to Kinning Park or phone us and we will pick them up. You can, once they are setup and cleared of all data, have the option to gift your newly invigorated Open Source laptop to someone you think might need it. Or we will find you a home for it among the many projects and people who do not have the finances to buy one.

REUSE

With so much of the dealings of day to day life being more reliant on communications on a computer. Many folk don't know how to use them never mind afford one. We can take old laptops and computers and breath new life into them. Saving them from land fill and encouraging the many who have them lying in cupboards to donated them.

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Exploring democracy

Democracy is a convesation and Freedom is the inconvenience of involvement

POLITICAL AWARENESS

"Politics is trivia. Anyone can understand it. You may have to do a bit of study and research here and there but on the whole politics is straight forward. There are of course people who would like you to think otherwise. These are experts, those qualified (by the government) to speak on our behalf." Noam Chomsky
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EXPLORING THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS

We are all equal here, although it is not alwaya obvious. But once you get past all of the pomp and ceremony, The traditions and fancy dress the political process is carried out by the same people as you and me. The same blood courses through their vains same as yours. To connect with this human aspect, you will not get it on the telly, you need to gngage on a personal level. You need to visit the "places of power" and engage with those you pay, to see they are doing there job right

POLITICS MEANING?

When we talk about politics here, we mean, about how people get together and discuss things, come to decisions and consensually agree on activity around these decisions. That is a perfectly justifiable description of what politics means as any other. We shouldn't get politics confused with "party politics". Which is a group of people agreeing to follow an agenda given down to them by party leaders. This idea of politics tends to exclude people. We need to explore the politics of inclusion.

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S.T.E.A.M.

DIY is more than putting up a shelf these days

SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING ART & MATHEMATICS

STEAM does more than make arms as we will hope to demonstrate, using Open Source development tools and hardware, costing less than a five spot.
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GENERATING SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

Through the use of open sourse hardware and software, create devices to monitor, control and manage your carbon footprint. Learn about solar power, micro hydro electric generators and the simplicity of their instalation.

SAVE YOURSELF SOME MONEY

Activity monotoring meaning, motion detectors to swith off electrical equipment. Automation to help the vulnarable, or flashing voice controled lights. Through the renewables reduce cost and environmental impact of your home technology

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Be the News

Community journalism

COMMUNITY JOURNALISM

How do you get to know the things you need to know that are important to us. Rather than the things others tell us we should be thinking about. Community journalism is about reporting and sharing what we already know and want others to become aware of. And examining, checking the facts of what others say then report our findings.  
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START REPORTING

Getting out into your community and finding out what is really going on. How to interview people, write reports. Film and photograpy, social media, websites, setting up a newsdesk. Are a few of the activities folk can get up to. But even a simple community news sheet can be a boon to community joind up thinking.

WHO'S NEWS

Away from endless analysis in main stream media outlets and away from political point-scoring in parliament, football, gossip advertising and distraction, we need to remind ourselves there is life, humans, families. To represent them, we need to be the news

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Video Production

Making the right cut

EDITING

Expressing what you have to say through visual techniques and the spoken word can help to express better what you have to say by editing out what you don't need to say. Video editing is about getting a bunch of  media source material and shaping it into a story or idea
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THE MORE YOU HAVE 

Learning to be a good story teller, communicator. Knowing what to leave in and take out. Using colours and sounds to create different emotions. Problem solving with software and technology.

STORY TELLING 

Editing video is about how you relate all of the information you have to tell your story. There are no rules, what you put in is what you get out. 

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COOPs

Community Ownership of Profits

COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP OF PROFITS

Is there any reaso why we can not train each other for what are the needs of ourselves and our communities, through mentoring projects and cooperation. Getting a job will create a wage but why should it stop there. How could we keep the benefits of our labour also benefiting our community. On doing and creating the work that needs doing?
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LOCAL ECONOMICS

If all that can be offered is zero hour contracts in meaningless jobs, what do we have to lose in creating work with no bosses? If we are helping to train each other why can't we keep the creativity and the economy of our work local and around developing new models for our economic power?

COMMUNITY SKILLS

There are many sucsseful cooperatives around as examples of how to go about it. When we train each other to do things. Maybe all we can do is get a job far away from our community. What if we started a COOP to try and keep work and skills in the community where the learner could become the teacher for the next person?

WORK v JOBS
The jobs are not coming back the way they were due mostly to automation and greed. We have access to technology and skills that could facilitate cooperative working at a local level. We can't continuously look to a system of economics that pits the shareholder against the worker. Cooperatives are workers who are the sole shareholders of their own efforts

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