Workshop: Hedonist International
The Hedonist International is a network of autonomous sections involved in Culture Jamming, Communication Guerilla, Media Hacking and Politics Hacking.
The Hedonist International was founded in 2006 in order to field test political actions. Actions have included nude groups visiting overpriced flats, capturing a demonstration of supporters of a conservative politician, sneaking into election party of conservative-right party and sneaking an fake protagonist into a tv magazine. The Hedonist International is not an organization, but an idea. We invite everyone to play with and experiment with this idea, which is outlined in a hedonist manifesto. This manifesto is available in many languages and it offers a conceptual framework for hedonist actions. So far there are about 60 sections - no once can say exactly how many - in different countries which have taken up the ideas of the manifesto and begun to combine politics with fun in their own way.
Timóteo Pinto from the 'Community of Urban Mobile Soundsystems' Section from Berlin, will give a brief overview of the idea and concept of the Hedonist International from his point of view, including stories with photos and videos of the major actions of the Hedonist International. (around 45 minutes)
After the presentaction there will be discussion with all attendees about the idea of the Hedonist Internacional and about possible ideas of actions in Budapest or Hungary.
Presentation will be in English.
The entrance is free.
Thursday March 21
The first Hungarian section of the Hedonist International was recently founded in Budapest:
One hundred artists occupy the streets of Budapest and replace the demonstrations of Jobbik, Fidesz and Milla.
Traditionally, the 15th of March is a day of political demonstrations in Budapest. Due to a massive onset of snow in Hungary it seemed until the morning that no outside events would take place at all. But “DADA” did not want to break with that tradition. The Hungarian-German artist activist group “Democratic Activists for a nice Demo-cratic Attitude” on the spot replaced several demonstrations of the established political parties.
english version below
Berlin: HedoBar, Thursday March 14th, 8 pm
** no english version today **
wir haben gleich zwei Termine und ein paar Neuigkeiten für Euch.
Die Handwerker:innen der Sektion "Flanell gegen Franell" rufen deshalb zum gemeinsamen Arbeitseinsatz gegen die Zwangsräumung der Familie Gülbol in der Lausitzer Str. 8 in Kreuzberg auf. Kommt am 14.2. um 7 Uhr in Flanellhemden und Arbeitskleidung. Hauruck und in die Hände gespuckt!
Und den Flyer gibt´s hier:
Ansonsten gibt es Bier und zivile Getränke zu nicht-alkoholischen Preisen.
Die Sektion Grünberg der Hedonistischen Internationale lädt übrigens jeden 2. Donnerstag im Monat zur Hedobar ins Zielona Gora.