Nobody knows what will happen in 2012... Many apocalyptic speculations, let's take them as design and constructions constraints and build our means of survival, not for only a few of us to survive, sharing this soon-to-be-vital knowledge, together. http://2012hopes.com
Open Sailing .net aims to design and invent future lifestyles to overcome any possible natural and manmade disasters stimulating people s ingenuity and sense of solidarity. Might it be global warming or energy conflicts, we are living in a time where we are sniffing the "Apocalypse", finally realising our human part of responsibility as the earth is crumbling. 2012 is a year when a collection of apocalyptic events are rumored to happen. We are taking 2012 as an ideal dystopic symbol we design for. 2012 is tomorrow, we must design quickly using these constraints and invent bootstrapping DIY technologies.
Open Sailing method is to convert apocalyptic threats into design constraints. From our compiled set of threat maps, we found that oceans are the safest locations. Ocean survival architecture became our new starting point, but we need to go further than surviving : how can we live together in this new fluid configuration and remain a hyper-connected intelligent social being? We are trying to make a truly "open architecture" : pre-broken, under-defined, reconfigurable, moveable, pluggable, organic, fluid. Can we reach a harmonious dynamic state of interdependence with each other and the earth? Is this the next step of civilization progress? Will we dissociate our concept of progress with infrastructure and metropolis?
NEXT STEPS IN 2009 (calendar) Finding motivated knowledgeable collaborators and funders (february). Prototyping technology equipment for ocean living, UK (march ~ april). Testing the Open Sailing in the Atlantic ocean, Morocco (may). Public presentation of Open Sailing researches (june)
CONTRIBUTE The project is at full speed, get involved in this great adventure, join the crew, help us!