Some Notes by Kristina Nitsolva from the talk co-founder of Farm Hack, Severine von Tscharner Fleming, shared at the Soil City Lab
Farm Hack is…
….the meshing of cultures – engineers and farmers are different characters, approaching problem-solving in different ways. Collaborating patience and time and listening, and this should be honoured. Farm Hack is like a microcosm of what it takes for the different cultures/fields to collaborate towards common goals.
….meeting through working in service of sustaining (sustainable) farming.
….sharing a problem or a project at gatherings and inviting input, advice, collaboration.
….hacking open accountability (of the unaccountable organisations, mechanisms).
….activists working with scientists.
….hacking open farm equipment so it can be adapted to the needs of small-scale farmers, it can be easily repaired, and so that it can be affordable unlike farm machinery produced by large corporations.
….is organising- you don’t need to be a designer, a farmer or a tech person; communicating, connecting people and their ideas and bringing them together is vital to the movement.
What is the sharing economy?
The opposite of the current economy which tends to put a price on things and activities we could easily do for free.
How do we go about changing this?
One idea is making our economy visible by situating art and activism in places where multiple intersections of our economy meet (rivers/cities).
Inspiring developments in the movement?
Ouishare (http://ouishare.net/en) and their conferences in Paris and beyond