[hackerspaces] Hackers in Residence, Exchanges Merge

Matej Nemček ybdaba at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 14:54:30 CET 2016

Hello, looks like this is I was looking for, I had idea that our
hackerspace Progressbar is missing place for sleepover but also place to
hack. So I came up with idea to have hackerhouses, but I think that idea is
out there since ~2013.

So, whenever, this address https://hackerdome.xyz will be active in two
weeks I think. So hackerdome will be place where I plan to host for
short-term 2-12weeks hackers from all around world. Location is now in
Bratislava, Slovakia.

Who's in?


On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 2:52 AM, David Potocnik <david.potocnik at gmail.com>

> Hey hellekin, buzz, list,
> Well this is awkward,
> I helped set up this wiki mod thing 2.5 years ago, together with
> Wrought (in bcc), and I'm kind of maintaining it.
> My understanding of what "residencies" mean is a (third) completely
> different one. I think Wrought shared this understanding but maybe
> not.
> For me "residencies" are:
> * a plural of "residency". Dictionary: "the fact of living in a place."
> * like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artist-in-residence (artist
> residencies), where stay (=living space) is also provided, sometimes
> with the artists themselves funding their own stay expenses (This is
> also the case with all the hackbases I'm aware of, including
> totalism.org), sometimes not (like Tsinghua).
> So to me, being a "residency: maybe/yes" hackerspace basically means
> that a space is interested to welcome touring hackers in the lab +
> will make an effort to find them a place to stay. This either with
> some arranged place for that inside the hackspace (like I saw at
> Brussels or Bologna, or of course in hackbases), or some member's
> couch, or something like this.
> With this understanding in mind, Hackbases are just a tightly-coupled
> and optimized space for hacker residencies. (Also to me, just opening
> the lab to travelling hackers is a given by both my conviction and
> experience. I would never consider making this an attribute.)
> ----
> The description was written by Wrought. Rereading, it looks ambiguous.
> But, besides what I remember us two speaking, the "host" part there
> and my understanding of "residencies" that's quite established at
> least in the art world made my interpretation.
> From https://wiki.hackerspaces.org/Residencies :
> "Hacker residencies or hackers-in-residence (also hacker-in-residence
> and hackbase) are programs to find, accept, and ***host*** an
> individual or group in a region or single hackerspace to work on some
> project, set of tasks, or open-ended benefits for a limited amount of
> time. Hopefully there is some means of financial support including but
> not limited to: travel fare, housing, food, general living costs, and
> perhaps other costs like insurance or materials. "
> ---
> Anyway, now we have 160 spaces that said "yes" or "maybe" to
> whatever's written up there. It would probably be a good idea to clear
> it up in some way, probably by:
> * adding some new unambiguous attributes ("can host", etc). I've added
> a "residencies_contact" with this direction in mind a few days ago.
> * contacting the existing spaces and asking them what's up
> But so far when I've tried actually using the list myself, it did
> appear that the spaces shared my understanding.
> David / totalism.org
> On 8 January 2016 at 20:24, Bastiaan van den Berg <buzz at nurdspace.nl>
> wrote:
> > it does sound pretty foreign in the ideas of most european hackerspaces,
> not
> > really affiliated with the art world
> >
> > but for instance 'worm' in rotterdam has residency, and labels themselves
> > (on some places) as hackerspace. for them, this means having a artist
> travel
> > from their housing&studio to your housing&studio and work on a project
> > either 'worm' picked earlier or you will determine within scope during
> the
> > residency , as it does for most in the art space
> >
> > i can see something like that working well for self-housed 'hackerbases'
> > which i believe hackerspaces will evolve into unavoidably ;)
> >
> > for instance, you could invite someone you know that has a certain
> skillset,
> > to get a project you are working on finished faster, and fund the
> > hackerspace for the made investments in that person, with profits from
> the
> > project (in a typical nonprofit setup)
> >
> > whereas exchange is just more about giving your neighbours access to your
> > shed for working on their bike, sorta
> > --
> > buZz
> >
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