We are a radically open and diverse group of culture people from across Europe. We met and came together as members in the EdgeRyders global network. The Culture Squad is connecting groups across Europe and beyond to develop shared practices and deploy art and culture for social change. Thanks to our geographic spread and our common community platform, we make it cheap for people to connect in new ways and share knowledge, projects or resources.

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culture Culture 11 October: How to use vacant spaces for social innovation?

Time: Oct 11, 2019 4:00 PM → Oct 11, 2019 6:00 PM

Hello people! We continue our series of meetups to figure out how we can get better at building community spaces in the city, in sustainable ways. In the previous culture Culture meetups in May and June we learned about collective access to space, from @yannick, @rmdes, @KatrienR; about why the groups inhabiting and working there have difficulties creating permanent resources, from @Emmanuel @camtesta and others; about the need to build for permanen…

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The Squad is workshopping at Trans Europe Halles Camp in Timisoara!

Time: Oct 16, 2019 8:00 AM → Oct 20, 2019 10:00 AM

Good news! This October on the ocassion of the Trans Europe Halles Camp meeting “Grow” (16-20/10), @noemi and I will be holding a workshop “Where am I in the ‘community’ story? How to make the most out of digital tools for collaboration and network mapping”, in collaboration with Faber community.

Here’s the full description: A session for hands-on learning about the many ways to use community platforms effectively, in order to provide increased vi…...

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Trust in Play Training Week

Time: Oct 29, 2019 7:00 AM → Nov 2, 2019 6:00 PM

Location: Technopolis, Athens

Our international school of urban game designers kicks off with a 5-day intensive training event which includes master classes on key issues related to methodology, artistic and community approaches,...

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Thanks Marina for the photo! We hosted the 2nd culture Culture event on a Friday afternoon in the park, chilling with lemonade, conversation and extensive notes (duh!) @marina, @Emmanuel, @KatrienR, @manuelpueyo, Camille (from Communa), Sophie (Artist Commons), Alessandra (Chambre AiR), and yours truly. Alessandra was the big surprise, as she had stumbled across us on facebook (!) Group introduc...
Hey hey! I just got an invitation to partner with a project on a museum of corruption - for now, they’re looking at Europe for Citizens funding, not huge amounts, but it might be mature for Creative Europe by winter. I see a lot of space for this on our platform as well - let me know what you think, meanwhile I’m discussing it with the person from came up with the idea and wants us to join. Here...
6 weeks ago i went to Turkey to spend 3 days talking about what the Edgeryders world was, is and could be to me. It was an opportunity to reconnect with the people within the network, as well as make new friends. Arrival by night: a poem inspired by the journey to the retreat Our discussions on the roadtrip to the venue were wide ranging. We covered the work of Carl Jung; the alchemy of commu...
Our projects
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Trust in Play, European School for Urban game designers
We are creating a new generation of urban game designers who navigate the world, produce new games and reach economic sustainability. Our hypothesis is that urban games have the power to generate trust through play in public space and we want more of that happening in our cities. Running in 2019-2020, the project trains designers from different countries (Greece, the Netherlands, and mobile!). Plus there will be design activities, playtesting of the different games and an Urban games festival…
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OpenVillage Festival, by community
A four day festival in Brussels (2017) with over 80 community members joining to share alternatives in health and social care - a set of workshops and informal talks, spiced with urban games, collective cooking, gyne kits and a Congolese party! We started out with the questions: How to collaborate effectively from local to global contexts How to deploy projects rapidly across borders without losing decentralisation Type of legal and economic standards we need to change in order to en…
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We plan new projects and coordinate on the edgeryders.eu forum. Sign up with an account, introduce yourself and your burning question, and we’ll take it from there. It only takes a post to start collaboration!