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It is Written…

Progettini II Community development projects cannot thrive in a sterile environment.  They have to be sown, to germinate and to take root before they can grow.  The juried project proposal system that sifts the pure genius from the less pure … Continue reading

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i Virtù di Progettini

Where does the unMonk’s residency coalesce ?: via the strengthening of inner group powers; in the cultivating of one-to-one alliances; through the building of a cultural matrix of genuine, effective exchange. Greater and Lesser Omissions  Monks require contemplation; the sheer … Continue reading

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Occupy Real Work

The unMonastery    –    a  Social Installation The recipe is elegant.  Skilled but critical human citizens turn their back on the inhuman marketplace to move into surplus public real estate at the outer edge of the modern experiment.  Together … Continue reading

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Filthy Habits

The question recently arose – What became of the unMonasterian’s ‘habit-forming’ workshop?  Standing out as instantly distinguishable from the more standard tourist remains desirable – but intruding upon the Cult of the Individual seems dangerous territory.  The workshop with Zoe at the LOTE#3 … Continue reading

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The unWhoop

  Some traditions adhere more solidly than others. Rumour has it that it was key members of the unMo beta that brought it about. Apparently the floor plans as supplied by the ancient local ‘Mimers’ support this theory. The first … Continue reading

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The Vow of unSomething

Landing, Lurching, Launching The Matera Prototipo behaved as unMonasteries everywhere.  The initial landing phase that involved locating any available source of hot water and becoming intimate with the fuse box gently eased into a period of apparent paralysis. Buoyed only … Continue reading

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Strasbourg Frustration Management Bipolar Collective Workshop

( Il Livro dell’ Errori III ) Linguistic poverty is humiliating – steps must be made to bridge ones own helplessness without forcing others into theirs.  Occasionally the protracted pace of non-simultaneous translation can be turned to one’s advantage.  At … Continue reading

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The Healing Arts

They lived their life in circles, A clustered round the warmth. The limits of unMonastic life are legitimate.  We do indeed choose to suffer perceivable deprivation.  So much is this the case that we as palpably human beings are forced … Continue reading

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Il Livro dell’ Errori II

It is in the Nature of The Book of Mistakes that it is better written in Moments of Triumph.  The unMo Prototype Matera Grande Opening Party was declared a success – floors were dirtied, bottles emptied, children leapt.  It will go down … Continue reading

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“La Voce del Tufo” – An unMiracle in Matera

The Birth of an Ancient Tradition ? Tradition reflects.  Often worn smooth by habit, it requires a second glance to recognise the original needs that spurred its development.  Every pagan ritual was devised by very contemporary pagans.  The Stations of … Continue reading

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