What is Newkind About?
Newkind is what happens a bunch of artists, activists, anarchists, environmentalists and academics come together to run a festival. This is equal part TED talks and equal parts survivalist boot camp. It's as much anarchist summer school as it is an environmentalist convention. It's as much about new ideas as it is about actually taking action.
We care for little else but to be a part of the process of creating a peaceful, sustainable, just and equitable society. So we decided to use the familiar platform of a 5-day camping festival, and programme it with thought leaders, scientists, economists, environmentalists, professional activists, permaculture and health professionals as well as physical trainers, emotional intelligence and education experts.
Why? to train us and empower us to become more effective, efficient, healthy and better-connected Agents of Change.
We decided that we've heard enough rhetoric and seen enough complacency, so we've taken it upon ourselves to gather in Tasmania to plan, prepare and design a new reality. We will be hosting an event as well as facilitating a social change movement. What happens at Newkind will most definitely not be staying at Newkind; the point is to come together, upgrade our skills, download software updates and then go back out into the world more confident, inspired and empowered.
With a well connected international family of artists, educators, game developers, professional activists, event management staff and social animators, the UpUpTrampoline crew have come together to Reinvent Reality.