(Watch the english trailer here, please: http://youtu.be/x_UPEFoAIVw )
Cocreate - Float - Share
Asap island is the vision of an autarkic sustainable floating island, out of recycled and renewable materials. It is low-tech, low-budget and open source, to help the people in flood-affected areas worldwide to raise their climate change resilience. It also serves as a global floating makerspace for open maritime innovations. Got it? A little open island for a better world.
Started by the german street artist Joy Lohmann in the year 2000, the vision has meanwhile developed into a global community of makers, an artventurous concept and a feasible plan, how to realize it a.s.a.p.
THE GOOD NEWS: the construction of the "as-soon-as-possible island" is to be started in early 2014 within a 6-week workcamp in Goa/India. The location and riverside is set from our indian team, 4 workshops will be held by experts from 3 continents and I bet, the glocal participants will deeply enjoy to get it done.
We love to invite you to join asap-island, to share your skills and knowledge online or on location. Please help to make it real with us by crowdfunding or spreading asap-island.
With your help, asap-island will become an open-source pilot island, a floating classroom and stage, a "social sculpture" art project, a venue and symbol for our caring/sharing community.
What We Need & What You Get
We have already organized most of the needs and conditions through our indian team and we´re all volunteering on this. But we now need some money to cover expenses for materials, transports and the documentation of it all, to share our open island with you and the world. (We hope, you´ll visite it once.)
We need 3000,- € for materials (bamboo, cement, few electronics, tools, other stuff); another 2000,- € for transportation and logistics (trash collection, vehicle rent, communication); 2000,- € to share the island with the world (documentation, open-source manuals, public relations, media) and 1000,- € for this campaign (commissions and production of your invaluable perks).This is calculated for the minimal island size and configuration. We hope to reach this goal to start asap-island now on professional level. We can also handle more funding, to go far beyond expectations :-)
Your contribution will be rewarded on different levels: 1. Every backer is heartily invited to join the workshops on/offline and will get an original asap-island certificate from India. 2. You can get an asap-island fan-shirt, DVD, book and the first-time complete DIY-island manual. 3. You are part of an open, cocreative community of positive people and hands-on changemakers. 4. You become certified co-owner of a floating island in lovely Goa :-) Every € and $ is needed.
And it´s not alone the money, that counts: Asap-island grows through "social-capital". Let´s share our knowledge and passion, our dreams and efforts, our skills and ideas to create something unique and brilliant together.
A man-made floating island out of trash is a very powerful symbol, inspiring many people and make them feel, think and act differently.
The project tests and shares the state-of-the-art of open-source lowtech island-design to be copied and improved glocally.
We have prepared an online-platform to coordinate this and other cocreations for humanity and we strongly believe in the power and impact of a cooperating caring/sharing community to be the change we want to see. (For more details on this part, see www.sealand-multiversity.org )
Check out some former floating projects. 2000: future-raft , 2002: Tour21, 2009: future-islands, 2012: i-land Goa, 2013: riverboat SALY or visit our website, facebook group or the asap-island forum.
Other Ways You Can Help
- We´ve mentioned it before, our joint social capital counts!!! If you like asap-island, share it with likeminded people, tell your friends about it, post it in your blogs and networks and get the word out to the world.
- If you want to get really into it, you´re mostly welcome to become a global future-scout, an asap-island ambassador or a real cocreator at the workcamp in India. (Please contact for further details.)
- The first step and easiest way is to use the Indiegogo share tools! Of course, you´re absolutely free to interact however...
Thank you for your efforts. Welcome aboard.