Campfire Conversations

A Project inviting members to host their own Campfire Conversation events this summer, or to attend others' events.

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by Pete Lawrence
Created on 22 Feb 2017

With spring under way, our thoughts turn to outdoor activities and the campfire experience. We're heading out around the UK between late April and mid July in the build up to this year's Campfire Convention 00.UK event.

If you are up for hosting / organising a Campfire Conversation for this summer, have a read of the articles in this Project.

The gathering works best as a small, intimate afternoon or evening, preferably with an outdoor element (as we can then have a fire too), which can be a pub or arts centre, a back garden or a field. Ideal size I can range from 10-100 people and would involve discussion, debate, thinkshop, exhibition, ideas exchange and a knees-up element (live acoustic music or DJs) and a food / drink element, often communal cooking.



Wed, 02/22/2017
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Campfire Manifesto Framework


What Do We Want? A Framework

We are collectively working towards a framework for real and radical evolutionary change. A framework is not easily formulated or agreed but if you'd like to contribute to discussion around a framework for making these changes, meaningful, then here is our starter for ten, based on members input and feedback :

For discussion:

• 1 A shift from materialism to empathy. Working for ‘the good of all’. A move away from trademarking, copyrights, intellectual property to 'creative commons’ and ‘open source'.

• 2 An overhaul of the political system, away from party politics - true grass roots democracy, maximising engagement (including digitally).

• 3 Re-imagining a future with more compassion and equality, a place where all can flourish, create and experience beauty.

• 4 Collaborative online platforms for ideas development, mutual support mechanisms and initiatives which reward their own members through measured input.

• 5 Localised communities working within a global interconnected framework.

• 6 Universal Basic Income : an automated, robotised workforce creates leisure-time for the planet’s workforce.

• 7 A shift in energy use to renewables.

• 8 Peace building through conflict resolution.

• 9 An end to the mainstream media stranglehold - self-sufficient networked communities that develop good practice with news formulation and dissemination.

• 10 Joining the dots whilst respecting the differences. A 'no nation' state aiming for global governance (imagine the UN like a smart social network).

• 11 Having fun in the process!




Jeremy Pearce

That 's pretty much the direction the November one was heading.Its an antidote for the cult of Popularist neo Fascism, that s been gradually "Normalized" by a controlled media into social acceptance !