"Don't DIY Alone!" A radical DIY-o-rama here in Edinburgh!

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"Don't DIY Alone!" A radical DIY-o-rama here in Edinburgh!

Postby Joey Pesticide » Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:57 am

Hello all!

Plans are in motion to organise a city-wide DIY-o-rama here in Edinburgh, set for February 5th - 8th! It is to be a weekend of workshops, skillshares, gatherings, discussion, action and fun around the theme of DIY and direct action!

I was wondering what people would feel about using the Forest cafe as one of the main base points of the weekend? This would involve use of the cafe during days and evenings, using the spaces upstairs and down for workshops and discussions and hosting entertainments and shows, as well as providing a welcome space for people coming to Edinburgh from elsewhere, or just wanting to find out about the weekend?

I was directed onto the BB to ask this? I'd like it if people could let me know their feelings!

We have an email at diyedinburgh@riseup.net and there is a forum for organising at diyedinburgh.freeforums.org

Cheerio!

Joey. xxx
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Re: "Don't DIY Alone!" A radical DIY-o-rama here in Edinburgh!

Postby Gandhi » Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:18 pm

Are we supposed to bring Ikea wardrobes to assemble?
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Re: "Don't DIY Alone!" A radical DIY-o-rama here in Edinburgh!

Postby Shannon » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:11 pm

Sounds awesome. Do it!! Sounds like it might be worth a grant application as well...
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Re: "Don't DIY Alone!" A radical DIY-o-rama here in Edinburgh!

Postby Joey Pesticide » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:15 am

I'll be sure to look into it. Thanks Shannon!

ps. Yes, please bring Ikea cabinets. That's what DIY is ALL about, flat pack cabinets. Nothing more, nothing less. Just flat.
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Postby Joey Pesticide » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:16 am

Any more thoughts?
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Postby Shannon » Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:03 pm

Not sure if the action group is functioning but maybe run it past them? Also, it seems like it might be a good project for one or some of the EVS peoples to get involved with?
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Re: "Don't DIY Alone!" A radical DIY-o-rama here in Edinburgh!

Postby Chacha » Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:08 pm

Yes Shannon what a good idea! I think EVS people need to get involved with this kind of project! I don’t know a lot of things about DIY culture and the direct action (I guess because this movement comes from UK) but if I choose to come here it’s exactly to understand a new culture. This movement seems really interesting for me and I will be very happy to have more explanation about this and to help this people to organize a weekend of workshops, skill shares, gatherings, discussion…etc… :)
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Re: "Don't DIY Alone!" A radical DIY-o-rama here in Edinburgh!

Postby Joey Pesticide » Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:19 pm

That sounds great! DIY culture and direct action are a lot of things, but definitely about sharing and building new things together. Email DIYEDINBURGH@RISEUP.NET or visit the forum to get in touch! Whereabouts are you now? When will you be in Edinburgh? xxx
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Postby James » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:57 pm

Joey,
Come past the Action Working Group meetings
or PM me and arrange to meet me in the cafe sometime and I will tell you all about the possibilities The Forest has. (mon, thu or sat are my usual days there)
the little I read so far sounds great :-)
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Re: "Don't DIY Alone!" A radical DIY-o-rama here in Edinburgh!

Postby marian » Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:31 pm

Hello

I would work with this proyect. It's great!!!. Think with me if you need something, please.

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Re: "Don't DIY Alone!" A radical DIY-o-rama here in Edinburgh!

Postby Susana » Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:25 pm

I would love to take part. 8)
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Re: "Don't DIY Alone!" A radical DIY-o-rama here in Edinburgh!

Postby Joey Pesticide » Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:13 pm

Thank you for replying saying you'd like to take part! The nature of the event makes it hard to really come up with affirmative action plans, but maybe we could call a little brief meeting to discuss how you all could help and generally what the idea is. I'm busy this week, but maybe next? x
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Re: "Don't DIY Alone!" A radical DIY-o-rama here in Edinburgh!

Postby nix » Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:29 pm

Yeah!

this is cool!

I'm 100% into it!

when is the meeting Joey?
(make it a thursday night or sat/sun so I can come!)


lets DIY it!
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Re: "Don't DIY Alone!" A radical DIY-o-rama here in Edinburgh!

Postby Susana » Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:39 am

Count me for the meeting and for the action. Thanks
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Re: "Don't DIY Alone!" A radical DIY-o-rama here in Edinburgh!

Postby marian » Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:17 pm

Sorry I'm was in holidays so I don't know if the meeting was doing or not. It was doing? we have in other early? Can I do something for this project?

Thanks.
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Re: "Don't DIY Alone!" A radical DIY-o-rama here in Edinburgh!

Postby milk » Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:11 am

the last action group meet mins; viewtopic.php?f=15&t=5519
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Re: "Don't DIY Alone!" A radical DIY-o-rama here in Edinburgh!

Postby scoutwinter » Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:07 pm

hey here's the new website for Don't DiY Alone:
[url]diyedinburgh.blogspot.com[/url]

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