Mathijs de Bruin created a beautiful video of a drive from Lovinac to MMK site
For Tiny House workshop we had to strip down old truck and take its chassis to the spot.
Extra material was brought
and supporting foundations were build both for TH and a kitchen.
MMK in Lovinac is in preparation works. We are preparing roads
even we liked our permacultural garden
we have to prepare for tents, geo domes and tiny houses
MMK15 is an international (extended/hybrid) cultural event taking place at the eco-camp in Lovinac during July and August 2015.
MMK15 invites artist, activists, environmentalists, common-ists and survivalists to gather around the theme “Future Environments”. MMK15 combines research, experiment and workshops with creative thinking and environmental consciousness using transdisciplinary strategies and collaborative efforts.
For more info on program and schedules, travelling and accommodation visit MMK15 WIKI
MMK14 was a great experience, place where many new friends and ideas organized.
It was learning and self-lerning process with many challenges.
It was also a place of many natural beauties that came in all forms, harsh and subtle.
Maria and Veronika Dunkl made a workshop how to make a bread with simple ingredients on the open fire.
They used locally collected herbs to mix with the flour that gave a special taste to DIY bread.
Antonios Galanopoulos presented open hardware, DIY system for energy autonomy he is developing. It is open hardware beagle-box with a bit of code and lots of DIY ingenuity that is running a 12 volts system stationed in the 1 € box.
Antonious runs it on his London based boat that harvests the solar energy and calculates outside and water temperature to inside temperature and runs generator if the consumptions is bigger than input. His system inspired us to think about DIY control of the Centre for Creative Solutions.
After living MMK on Sunday 5 o’clock morning he was driving for 17 hours straight in his little van to reach Greece border. He was one of the longest MMK14 participants on AiR program with smallest trash footprint at his quarters.
Brian Degger from UK was working with Kristian Tkalec from Ljubljana’s Biotehna on developing a luminescent bacteria.
For this a food for bacteria had to be cooked, where fish proved to be the best solution.
Bacteria was grown in petri dishes by workshop participants.
Tin Dožić and Kruno Jošt conducted a field recording workshop. It took participants to nature and explained the basics of sound recordings and of field recording history.
Workshop had a listening part where participants focused on the sounds around them and were repeating them to get in contact between listening and producing the sound.
A walk was taken where each participant was focusing on the changes of the environment around them only by listening sounds
DIY underwater microphone was also used to listen to the water streams and springs.
A group lead by Kristian Tkalec and Brian Degger visited MMK14 spring to check for drinking water quality. This spring is used by al near villages for drinking water.
Research conducted by participants of the workshop showed that water had quite a bit of minerals and was low in NO2.
Besides three springs that were checked also nearby river Otuča gave excellent results in low Nitrogen.
After only a week another inverter went down for no reason – there was no shorts and no overload. Fuses are blown every time it is connected.
Third one we got from Antonious is a 12 volts one, so we had to rearrange batteries and make it parallel 12 watts from 24 series system.
After the AiR programs MMK14 is coming to the stage when most events take place trough joint events: Hackatron, RAD, MAD, Nameless Symposium and Future Environments un-conference.
Camp is growing with colourful tents.
Guests are coming from Slovenia, Austria, Greece, Croatia and UK.
After un-conference style collective time line building
Antonious lead workshop on edible wide greens
where part of the food for a DIY VEGY GRILL workshop was collected.
Astronomers were having workshops on stars and constellations, sun and moon was observed.
There was joggling workshops,
and more techy, encryption and TOR workshops
After the workshops crew has spread around. We took a road up to the hills, and barely made it trough ruff terrain to the point of beautiful view.
After finding local wood mill we asked for any old and discarded wood. We brought it to camp, cut it and arranged it to be used for signs.
White paint and spray was chosen in spite of the toxicity.
Signs are used for marking compost are, toilets, fresh water spring, etc…
For enthusiasts this can be form of land art too.
Due to heavy winds last 2 days we had to find a good way to secure geo dome’s cover. Wind is lifting the cover, coming under the tent. Heavy wind blows are breaking strings holding the tent cover to wooden poles.
We found out that best thing to do is tie down the dome with two crossing ropes.