Academy Gardens DAO at Antaris festival, Germany
Against War on Life
For Free Gardens and Open Knowledge
Supercat political activist shaman artist Joulia Strauss, presents Academy Gardens DAO at the 25th Antaris, the legendary trance rave that took place on the July 5th – 8th, near Berlin.
The festival was opened open with founding of Academy Gardens movement.
The organizer, Uwe Siebert introduces Joulia Strauss, who explains the project and thanks him with a present: a work of art made in the style of her tribe, Mari, who lives in the forests of Eastern Europe. This embroidery appears to be the bar-code that directs to the website of the project. To honour the 25th Antaris, Joulia sings an Ancient Greek Hymn and plays on her reconstruction of an Ancient Greek lyre.
The visitors can access the website of the Avtonomi Akadimia, from where they are directed to the site of the campaign offering forms of engagement into the project:
direct funding in form of buying EROS tokens
introduction to possibilities of the further levels of involvement in the particular project and in the process of protection and growth of open gardens
Joulia: “Europe began in the garden of Plato’s Academy in Athens. Two and a half thousand years ago people were out walking there, and it was a university; imagine, this garden still exists today. I organize makes a grassroots academy there. Last year, we, different communities around the site, saved the garden from a huge shopping mall that BlackRock, the world's largest shadow bank, planned to build. Too big to fail fails. In the public gardens, a new world emerges, the human war against nature ends in such places. In public gardens, humans connect with themselves.
Today's action, Against War on Life! For Free Gardens and Open Knowledge! is the sequel. We would like to protect all public gardens from the shopping malls or other profit-driven attacks on life. We will give the Plato’s Academy garden its own legal form. This legal form is similar to Earth in Equador and Rivers in New Zealand and will apply to all public gardens in Europe. All existing gardens will be protected by similar mechanisms. You are invited to become part of our movement, Academy Gardens. We are creating a Decentralized Autonomous Organization, DAO, so as to save this garden against the next wave of gentrification. The garden will be able to invent its own strategies of being. In the name of the soul of the garden, we all speak. Everyone decides what Europe is. We transfer this model to all public gardens. The dignity of the gardens will be officially inviolable. If you want to be more involved, just take a picture of this code. It's not just about the gardens, but about the economy and about the government of the future. You are invited to participate in our new currency, Eros. Not only will you contribute to establishing the legal form of public gardens, but as Eros grows, you will participate in its alternative economy. Please, join our movement, which is hereby established. To celebrate this founding moment and the 25th anniversary of the Antaris, you will now hear a two and a half thousand years old Ancient Greek hymn to the Sun.”
Currently you can get involved in Academy Gardens by donating to the initiative for the establishment of the sovereign legal entity, by filling in the forms at Academy Gardens campaign website.