Last week we organized another Nomad City Gathering at @hogeschoolpxl. Beforehand we made a tight schedule including workshops, lectures and interventions… but as the event came closer we felt our energy dropping to an all time low. Within our small village we often forget that simply living this nomadic lifestyle within two neighborhoods and schools is a project on it’s own which requires a lot of time and energy. We always want to do more projects, organize more gatherings and inspire more people.. But in a way we are doing all these things all day long, every day of the week. We explain our project in between doing the dishes. We show people the inside of our houses before going to bed and by simply being here we show hundreds of people every week that it is possible to live in a multitude of ways.
So for this gathering we decided to simply let go of our strict planning and let the evening evolve according to the energy of it’s participants. Some guests started cutting vegetables that were cooked into a delicious spaghetti by @mirtemeneve. As if it was meant to be, Milan Gillard (@aft_academy_for_) just finished his book in which he researched the difficulty of balancing between leisure and labor within the Nomad City Project. Others took a look inside our houses while instruments were passed along to accompany the sound of people sharing stories. We ended our gathering with a documentary made by @louisbeaujean and @philip.lammenswho documented the first three months of the Nomad City project in which the houses were constructed.