,2018. Presenting the concept of a decentralised autonomous organization for culture, at EMPROS theater
In September 2018 we presented the concept of the DAAO to the public for the first time at Autonomous Theater EMBROS,during the premiere and director’s talk of the film ELDORADO, that we organised in Athens, a film about the civic struggle against environmental destruction through high-risk gold mining at Europe's largest mining project, in Northern Greece. We posed the question: What if cultural institutions were owned and run by their participants and publics? What would be the effects of applying blockchain technology to defend the autonomy of cultural work as a commons, so that communities can collectively govern their resources as a way to defend against other forms of "extraction"?
The profits of the event were donated to SOSChalkidiki, for the covering of the legal expenses of those currently facing trial for their involvement in the movement resisting the gold mining activities of ElDorado Gold. http://soshalkidiki.gr/?lang=en .