The exhibition brings together the different perspectives and approaches of artists, product and fashion designers, as well as professionals in the catering field, on the concepts of service and serving.
When you are one of the world’s top financial publications and create a platform for public dialogue, this platform needs to meet very high quality standards; everyone who has tried to participate in a public discourse on the Internet knows that sooner or later, a discussion might lose track and degenerate into personal attacks, completely tearing down the concept of dialogue.
The Festival of the Commons (a.k.a. CommonsFest) will be present in Heraklion on April 17-18 as a “pre-festival event” of the main Festival, which for the first time will travel outside the island of Crete in order to be held in Athens on May 15-17.
Volunteer Match is a non-profit organization that aims to facilitate search for volunteer programs and the strengthening of local communities. Since 1998 that the site started operating, more than 83.000 non-profit businesses have posted in its pages classified ads searching for volunteers.
HelpX is directed to people interested in exchanging their vacation for work, a quite popular concept according to which boarders, instead of paying to live in a hotel, stay at some private home and in exchange for accommodation and food they help in various everyday jobs. The advantage of such a vacation is that visitors come in contact with a place’s everyday life and assimilate its cultural elements.
Airbnb (from Air Bed and Breakfast) is a site that provides users the opportunity to rent their homes as a whole or in part. Potential renters set the dates they want to use the residence and the residence’s desired location and the site returns various possibilities; if they see something they like, they can communicate directly with the residence’s owner.
Project HOPE Art is a charity organization founded in January 2010 which aims to employ art to better the quality of life of children in underdeveloped countries. The organization’s educational programs for children are carried out in hospitals, orphanages, schools and local communities and they all use art as a vehicle to help children develop their critical thought and express their creative talents.
When one lives in a country where public discourse is next to inexistent while at the same time society uses this term to describe various clowns shouting at each other in front of a television camera, it is important to occasionally see how this model has been implemented in truly developed societies.
RuckusRoots is a nonprofit organization combining art with activism in an effort to teach young people an alternative way to express themselves and to support the movement of eco-activism. Through installations that combine art with activism and music, RuckusRoots encourages the development of ecological awareness to young people educating them in a way of life that promotes sustainability.