Time flies and spring is just around the corner!
As this is our pilot project year for Frihamnstorget (make or break!) it’s very important that we manage to make something happen this year to bring life and people to the place. Parties, festivals, concerts, markets, art exhibitions and what have you… Whatever we dream of and can make happen together and/or with others!
But… as it stands right now the only thing currently scheduled for this whole summer season is a project Joannis, Ben and I are planning which is called Output Festival. A one day minimal techno festival featuring some international artists. Basically a daytime party at FT followed by a full night party indoors at Blivande. It will go down on July 11th, so just before BL. Simon, Frida and Maria are already involved and hopefully more of you will decide to join in as well! A great topic for another discussion…
The thing I want to discuss here and now is how we can make sure to get off to a flying start at Frihamnstorget with plenty of things happening all through the spring and summer. And how to do so without breaking ourselves from sheer exhaustion and over-commitment.
I don’t have the answer to these questions, and I never will. It simply requires many more minds and bodies than I possess. Hence the need to gather up and start talking. We need (I believe) some kind of call to action for Frihamnstorget as it stands today.
We need to find and connect with people, groups, companies and organizations that want to make use of it for a day or a week, whatever, with us as caretakers, gatekeepers, curators and enablers of the whole shabang. And we should start this process sooner rather than later. I suggest a sort of “town meeting” for Frihamnstorget, hosted at Blivande, no later than a month from now, so mid March.
Or what do you think folks?