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Statement on the occupation of technical facility at Technical University in Exarchia

Statement of Local Technical Group
about occupied industrial facility
in Gini building
of Technical Univerity of Athens

Our self-appointed task is the organization and provision of all technological knowledges and services within our collective capability, to all individuals and collectives who would stand with us in this struggle.

To this end we occupy the space in the basement of Gini building, which will serve self-organised projects, mostly housing communities of refugees, migrants and all free people as a manufacturing, technical support, research & development and education center. Thus we extend the mission of Technical University beyond formalised structures. Continue reading Statement on the occupation of technical facility at Technical University in Exarchia

Budget for Athens

There is some update for those who are interested in supporting further activity of Daedalus

I live in the same squat as the refugees — the “New School” at the corner Sourmeli/Acharnon. I sleep like them, on the floor, and use the same amenities.
The good news is that it cut my housing costs to zero, leaving only food, personal items and city travel costs (I do not share their food, unless invited — they have very low budget).

Apart from my work on the internet connection for the community, I am trying to start the #Daedalus group here. From Thessaloniki I brought a batch of tools with me,  but the heavier equipment has to be shipped by post or courier.

We also need to build a stock of consumables: screws, nails, glues, paint, small and bigger materials — not everything can be picked at the dumpster.

So, if you really want things go ahead, may each of you send 5 money units: Euro, USD or Pounds to Bob Bollen (daedalus-bursar@libtech.website), who is a bursar of Daedalus. Times 100 it will fund a month of my work here and make real change in the life of 360 people here. Times 300 it will make us rocket ahead!

On the ToDo list we have here:

  1. Solar hot water installation and showers.
  2. Communal garden, permaculture style (there is a huge roof available for it).
  3. Better cooking amenities (to save cost of fuel): retain heat cooking boxes.
  4. Internet classroom with upcycled computers and computer projector for fun and education.

My current budget is 30 Euro, 10 of which go to buy new contact lenses (for one month), another 10 — towards some electric parts needed for internet connection. Remaining 10 Euro make my living budget for the time unknown.

So, it is up to you, how good or bad I will perform here. Your move.