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The Event

Solarpunk WOW! combines a hands-on permaculture workshop with an artistic remake of parts of the Hub, an exploration of (gardening) IoT and AI-backed visualization tools and a facilitation skills exchange, all embedded in continuous discussion about the politics and aesthetics of solarpunk and its utility for our cause.

But what is Solarpunk? Solarpunk has emerged as an optimistic counternarrative to the doomerist cyberpunk vision of environmental, societal and often economic collapse in the near future (~30-50 years ahead) in face of ever growing challenges to modernity. By imagining a future in which humanity has averted all major threats by transforming competitive extraction into generative abundance based on regenerating the biosphere with advanced biotechnology, Solarpunk simultaneously inspires optimism and poses tough questions (how do we get there?) that call for radical answers.

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In a quest to flesh out a comprehensive and vivid vision of the future we want to work towards, we will go far beyond crypto to dwell on the bigger picture of commons-oriented economies, technologies and, broadly speaking, lifestyles emerging from resistance to the crumbling world of capitalist extraction and systematic environmental degradation.

The Venue

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The Commons Hub is a former countryside inn in the Austrian Alps, one hour south of Vienna. Envisioned as a warm, welcoming, and intellectually nurturing environment for digital nomads, artists, DAOs, and projects on retreat, the Hub serves to consolidate the nascent community of crypto commoners and popularize its narrative as a battecry under which progressive forces in crypto can rally. In line with this vision, Solarpunk WOW will be hosted by the Commons Hub as an experimental testing ground for applied post-capitalist innovation in social, economic and technical realms that encourages a playful exploration of desirable futures.

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Application, Food and Lodging

Please fill in this form to apply to the event, we will come back to you at our earliest convenience. Upon acceptance, you will be asked to pay on our Dandelion page event. In case of financial hardship, the ticket fee can be waived. The ~15 beds in the Hub go for 25€ per night and are allocated based on a strict first come, first serve policy. We furthermore have up to 10 air mattresses for our dorm, which can be used free of charge - same as 3 couches in the living room. In addition, there are a number of hotels and guesthouses nearby, which cater to all kinds of tastes and budgets. Food and drinks will be bought and prepared by participants themselves, we suggest to collect about 10-15€ per person per day.

The Organizer

The Crypto Commons Association (CCA) is a non-profit organization founded in early 2021 to facilitate the development of digital common goods and infrastructure in the context of DLTs, their academic reception, and analysis, their public accessibility as well as their broad social application. It strives to reach its aims through the organization of events, the production of a full-feature documentary, and the operation of a permanent physical Hub-as-a-Commons.

Contact and Links

Linktree: https://linktr.ee/CCommonsHub

Mail: cryptocommonshub@protonmail.com

Telegram: t.me/joinchat/Vcg9sAXnJ1XY5BBn

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCommonsHub

Website: https://www.crypto-commons.org/