[hackerspaces] Hackerspace crisis plan

Jaromil jaromil at dyne.org
Tue Jan 22 12:33:49 CET 2013

On Tue, 22 Jan 2013, Overflo wrote:

> there is a new inititive in austria going on calles otelo ("offenes
> technologie labor")..  in austria we have a problem called braindrain
> where a lot of the youth moves from the rural areas into cities to go
> to university or find work and about 50% don't come back to their
> small towns..
> that results in serious problems for the infrastructure and the
> remeining population.  otelo now makes deals with the small towns so
> that the town gives away unused buildings free of rent for max. 3
> years to otelo and they establish all kinds of bottom up things there
> similar to hackerspaces.

thanks for posting this. sometimes I get depressed thinking that the
culture and practice of squatting in Europe is doomed, but stuff like
otelo show that some of the lessons learned are preserved and put to
good use.


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